>photo blog #4: amsterdam
>AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
july 16-20, 2006
ahh, the red light district. this is as close as i could get in the district with my camera. photos are strictly forbidden, especially of the lovely ladies in the windows. if the bouncers catch you taking photos, your camera will either be smashed right in front of you, or it will be launched right into the nasty water.
again, the red light district is really where you wanna be. my hostel was located right in the heart of the TRANNY section of the red light district. the irony = my hostel was a CHRISTIAN youth hostel. that’s an effort in futility if i ever heard one.
whip it good.
see that slim red-brick building above the tree? that’s the SMALLEST house in amsterdam. it has the same height and depth as the surrounding houses, but it’s width is about 1 metre and a half, just long enough for me to lie down in.
that’s right, i partied with dj tiesto!
(or, uh, visited his wax figure at madame tussauds…)
no, seriously, pierce and i have been meaning to get together for a long time.
the statue of anne frank, around the corner from her secret annexe, the hiding place of her family from the nazis for several years.
(photo courtesy of julia!)
i’ve been working like a fiend at my new job as a tour guide on those double decker buses that zoom tourists around the city. i enjoy it, it’s lots of fun and i’m always laughing.
but i find myself going to bed at night, staring up at the ceiling, and struggling.