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A day at the museum

My sister, the kids, and I spent a day at the Amsterdam science museum. It was a lovely bright if blustery day, and I took a few pictures for our family album.



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arrival in Amsterdam; Romeo and Mick

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our destination, the science museum 'Nemo'

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seen from closer up, with a replica tall ship, the 'Batavia' moored in front of it

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view across the IJ towards the quay


Romeo pulling himself up

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lunch: Soraya and Mick

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lunch: Romeo

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view from the roof: the Scheepvaartmuseum (Museum of Shipping) next door. I used to work there before I came to HP - best job I ever had, mainly because of the perks and the people I worked with

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view towards the city

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the lab section, where children can experiment with chemistry and science

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one of the animatronics on display

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pretty!

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my family: Soraya, Monique, and Romeo



For reasons I cannot comprehend, even though the picture of Romeo is saved the right way up in Photobucket, as soon as I post it here, it rotates to the right...so I've had to resort to Weblogimages, which adds an ugly banner ::deep sigh::

Mick took this opportunity to inform us that he's giving up his restaurant management course at catering college, one year before graduation. He has now decided he wants to become a hairdresser instead.

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diachrony
May. 20th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
Nice photos! The sky looks really clear and beautiful there, too.

So Mick feels he can't stand one more year of catering college and be done with it then?
gamiila
May. 20th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, he's decided it's not for him. He'd been moaning about not being allowed to wear his piercings or earrings inschool for a long time, but the final straw seems to have been a demand that he spruce up, get a haircut and change his clobber...Mick, unfortunatelywith the arrogance of youth thinks a compromise is out of the question.
enigmaticblues
May. 20th, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
Well, as long as he's doing something he likes... It's tough to make that call at his age.

And it looks like you guys had a great time! Thanks for posting the pictures!
gamiila
May. 20th, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
Of course, we want him to be happy with whatever he wants to do. Just seems like a shame, is all...and this is the second time he'll be changing direction and starting from scratch. But who kinows? He may be the next *insert name of hairdresser to the stars*!

We had a fantastic time, thank you very much; so much they had to throw us out! I wish they'd had these hands-on educational exhibits in science museums when I was young; it's so much more fun to learn by trying things out for yourself than by being told about them.

tori_x
May. 21st, 2007 10:24 am (UTC)
That's funny my family went to the Glasgow Science Centre last weekend I've got a picture of my dad outside on my computer in the flat I'll post it when I get the chance.
gamiila
May. 21st, 2007 02:12 pm (UTC)
What a coincidence! Did you enjoy your outing?
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