Sunday, November 06, 2005

Amsterdam - last night

Our last night just happened to overlap with Amsterdam's "Museum Night," an evening where every museum in town was open until 2 p.m. I started at the Anne Frank house where we had the opportunity to view the environment that was the inspiration for Anne's beautifully written diary, one of the most profound demonstrations of the impact of Nazi abuse. Then we went to a contemporary photo gallery where MTV was hosting a huge party. We walked around the canal to go to a 17th century mansion that was the home of the man who founded one of the first Dutch trading companies with the far east. Then we went to see the Rembrandt and other masters and ended the night at Van Gogh. At Van Gogh they had live bands, food, drinks, and hundreds of people all over the place. The amazing thing about Amsterdam is the level of activity all the time. It seemingly never goes to sleep and people from around the world enjoy the many facets of this historic and dynamic city.

The other thing that I have to mention is that the new Il Divo album was released at a signing at the department store across from the Krasnopolsky while we were in Amsterdam. Since Il Divo is one of my favorites, I had to get an autographed CD. So, when I get back to the U.S.A. family and friends will have the chance to hear their latest and greatest (picture above).

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