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Snow At Amsterdam’s Centraal Station

Above is a picture of a recent snowfall in Amsterdam.

The picture was taken by my friend Lisa. Lisa lives in Amsterdam.

The picture is of Centraal Station in Amsterdam. Those folks over there spell the world “Central” with two A’s.

Everything must be crazy over there.

Here is a history of Centraal Station.

From that history—

“The building of the Amsterdam Central Station was built between 1881 and 1889, at the time when several important public buildings in Amsterdam as Rijksmuseum(State Museum), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam Philharmonics), Stadsschouwburg (City Theater), Central Post Office (now a shopping mall Magna Plaza) were constructed. All these fine-looking buildings were concoction of Neo-Gothic or Neo-Renaissance styles. Central Station was designed by Petrus J.H. Cuypers – one of the biggest Dutch architects, assisted by Adolf L. Gendt, who was a responsible for the structure of the Station’s building and its immense platform halls. Cuypers received in 1897 for the Central Station building Golden Medal from the Queen.”

Below is another photo Lisa took. It is of some bicycles that are covered by the snow.

Speaking as someone who has lived in Houston, Texas for 11 years, the bicycles seem more foreign than does the spelling of central.

Do all these bicycles mean that the people of Amsterdam reject Jesus Christ and free enterprise? Don’t they have cars and trucks?

Thanks to Lisa for letting me use these pictures.

Here is information about visiting Amsterdam.

Someday I hope that the wife and I will be able to visit Amsterdam.

December 30, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment

Amsterdam Graffiti

Above is a picture of some graffiti in Amsterdam that was taken by my friend Lisa Marangi.  She lives in Amsterdam.

My on-the-record view of graffiti is that I am opposed to it. My off-the-record view is that I like it if it has some creativity. 

If anyone has any good shots of graffiti in Houston, please e-mail me the picture. I’d be happy to run it. Or, if  you do you own and think it has merit, pass that on as well.

February 9, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment