Saturday, August 08, 2009

Amsterdam 2009

Despite raining for three days straight, Amsterdam has earned its place in my heart as one of my favorite cities. Where else can you see the collision of the kitschy (wooden shoes, windmills), the edgy (Amsterdam Torture Museum, Red Light District) and the just plain wild ("coffee shops" with 20 different types of marijuana) in one place? God bless Mallorie for humoring me in visiting this place.

This wooden shoe is the single largest tourist trap I have ever seen, but ridiculously fun. What you do not see are several dozen people lined up to pose with this shoe. Par for the course, I have no idea why there is an upside down cow on the ceiling of this shop. But it was enough to draw me in off the street.

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