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A passionate traveller and curator of hidden hotspots and amazing experiences via her blog Amsterdam Wonderland, Tracy was whisked to Amsterdam in 2008 on a surprise trip by her new boyfriend Mr A. After taking her on a magical mystery tour of all his special places, she fell in love with both him and his home town. Nine years later, now Mrs A and mum to 6 and 7 year old mini-Dutchies Oscar and Zac, she's rediscovering the city’s wonders through their eyes and is on a mission to show the world that Amsterdam is in fact one of the most child-friendly places on earth.
February 16, 2017

Couple creates I amsterdam photo collage over three years and two pregnancies

A passionate traveller and curator of hidden hotspots and amazing experiences via her blog Amsterdam Wonderland, Tracy was whisked to Amsterdam in 2008 on a surprise trip by her new boyfriend Mr A. After taking her on a magical mystery tour of all his special places, she fell in love with both him and his home town. Nine years later, now Mrs A and mum to 6 and 7 year old mini-Dutchies Oscar and Zac, she's rediscovering the city’s wonders through their eyes and is on a mission to show the world that Amsterdam is in fact one of the most child-friendly places on earth.

I amsterdam’s family blogger Tracy Abraham has a special connection with the I amsterdam motto. Over three years, she and her expanding young family captured a series of moments at the famous letters on Museumplein, to create a photo collage of the letters that spans an engagement, two pregnancies and two children.

Tracy explains:

After having our picture taken on I amsterdam’s letter ‘d’ whilst celebrating our engagement, I said to Mr A: “This single letter isn’t going to work on its own on our wall, we’ll just have to have our picture taken by a different one each time we come back.” Little did he know it would become a commitment to create a series, telling the story of us.

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Returning from London after our wedding a few months later we posed under the m – unaware I was pregnant at the time. Every visit, every season, in sun, rain and snow (and sometimes all three) we added a letter: my growing bump; the first visit with our beloved newborn son Oscar; returning few months later astonished to be cradling a new bump; then back again with our gorgeous second son Zac. From start to finish the project spanned 3 years and 10 visits.

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The pictures are now displayed in our hall and are one of our most treasured possessions:

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