The huge amount of flower shops in Amsterdam epitomises not only the life-time relationship between the Netherlands and flora but also how keen Dutch people are to nurture a close relationship with the greens. But one shop, in my opinion, certainly stands out the most: Mooi Anders, an urban jungle that caught my attention since the very first time I passed by its doors.
When I decided to write about flowers, I wanted to share with readers why these pure expressions of nature have an extraordinary ability to make us happy. I was myself curious to understand what it is about flowers that can instantaneously and genuinely make people smile. Is it because of their colors, smell, symmetry, variety? All this together, perhaps?
When I woke up and opened my balcony windows , it felt like the city had a filter covering it like a veil. The beige shades of the old buildings form a palette that appeases the eye and is integrated with the colors of the flowers of an almost shocking and mesmerizing pink. Many balconies in the old district of Jaffa look like this.