On a trip to Amsterdam, I stopped by this channel near the Red Light district. I loved the reflection on the water, the color contrasts, and old-world architecture that my ancestor's lived among and that people still live with today. The hooks on the top of the buildings are still used to hoist furniture to the top level of the tall row-houses--an amazing innovation! People live so vivaciously in the 17th century buildings with enduring style. Leave it to the Dutch!