Photographer and part-time Amsterdam resident Ricardo Liberato takes his camera around town.
The first thing that strikes me in Amsterdam is how narrow the buildings are. The reason is simple. Historically, taxes were calculated according to the width of the building.
The muted colours of the walls, in Calvinist tradition, contrast with the white of the window frames.
Bird perched on building
The narrow buildings have even narrower stairwells, which led to the tradition of having a crane built into the structure, as it is the only way to get furniture in - though the massive windows also help make the most of the scarce sunlight.