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Koninginnedag 2007

Today is a national holiday, called Koninginnedag (i.e. Queen's Day), and much to my surprise Jobsworth decided some time last week that he didn't need me to come in. At first, I toyed with the idea of joining the festivities in Amsterdam, but my last physiotherapy session's left me with quite a hurty leg, so I went into town to see what was going on there instead. For once, I thought to bring a camera!



Obviously, some people enjoyed being driven around in a horse-drawn carriage




while others had a nose round the flower market


and the kiddies went on the merry-go-round


I pass a woman holding an enormous candy floss


the sound of distant drums...


becomes that of drums being played very near


and now I've had enough and head for home

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anonypooh
Apr. 30th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
There is something weird about glorious weather on national holidays!

not complaining!
gamiila
Apr. 30th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
The weather's been wonderful these last few weeks. Sadly, they say it'll all be over come the weekend -- just when I've switched my heating off (it's a bugger to start up again, so I won't bother) :(.
curiouswombat
Apr. 30th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
That looks like a good way to spend a day.
gamiila
Apr. 30th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
Indeed, I can think of worse ways...although if you really want to have fun on Queen's Day, you go to Amsterdam. The whole city centre is turned into a giant car boot sale overnight, and the place is packed.
enigmaticblues
Apr. 30th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
Very cool photos. Thanks for sharing!
gamiila
Apr. 30th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
You're more than welcome!
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