Thursday, September 20, 2007

Greetings from Amsterdam





Sorry for the quality of the photo above. I took it with my blackberry. I just arrived in Amsterdam, and I'm completely charmed. Everything about this city is just cute, cute, cute. (In a good way.) It's also quite interesting to see what New York (formerly New Amsterdam) must have looked like before the English showed up and renamed the place.

As luck would have it, I'm staying two blocks away from the Anne Frank House. I plan to visit in the next few days, though the lines are remarkably long. I walked by this afternoon. I'm not sure what I expected, but it's really rather ordinary from the outside. It's hard to believe that it was the site of such hardship and terror.

I'll take more pictures when I pay my respects to one of the greatest girls (and most moving writers) who ever lived. If there's anything you'd like to know about Anne, send me a note, and I'll do my best to find out!

3 Comments:

Blogger Spring Rose Dancer said...

The picture quality is actually pretty good. I want to visit Anne Franks house!

5:04 PM  
Blogger Annemarie said...

What are you talking about? That picture is stunning! The resolution may suck, but pic in general is very good. Isn't Amsterdam just magical?

Anne Frank was such an incredible and powerful writer at such a young age. I'm really quite mad at myself for not reading The Diary of Anne Frank yet. How incredible it must feel to see her house.

Hope you enjoy Amsterdam!

1:54 AM  
Blogger theatre said...

Ditto ditto ditto!!! ug, I hate being stuck here instead of resaerching and anaylising acnient Chinese dynasty's why couldn't we go on a field trip over to Eastern Asia :(
I am going to have to read The Diary now, Amsterdam! My gosh that must be great :)

6:27 AM  

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