Sutonym 2017

Photos and comments about our year in Europe

Homo Sapiens 14 May

May 17, 2017
Did you know that Google Translate will translate Latin into English? Not needed very often, but sometimes in Amsterdam. Did you also know that Nederland is one of the w...
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European Song Festival 13 May

May 13, 2017
More than 100 million people this evening are watching the European Song Festival on TV. Three hours with no commercials. Yodeling, singing, guitar playing, beefcake danc...
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Floppy Pots 12 May

May 13, 2017
There is a reflecting pool between the Rijksmuseum and the Museumplein. Somebody just put this very large collection of pots in the pool while I wasn't looking. Hmmm. Int...
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Esther & Elias 11 May

May 13, 2017
Within one lifetime, Esther Slap-Sammes, a 74 year old woman who lived in the neighborhood where we now live, was forcibly taken from her home by an occupying army, sent...
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Susan in Park 10 May

May 13, 2017
Our neighborhood is filled with buildings that are decorated with art and architectural details. The Concertgebouw was built in an open field, and the entire neighborhood...
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TGC 9 May

May 13, 2017
Me, Izzy, and the I Amsterdam sign. Taken by Ray, my new California friend. Dutch men do not wear baseball-type hats. Only kids. In fact, I have not seen them wear any ki...
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Schlock Abides in Utrecht 8 May

May 13, 2017
Given the number of visitors here, there could be a lot more of this sort of thing. But the tourist sites are thoroughly integrated into the city so there are no concentr...
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Water stains 7 May

May 13, 2017
Utrecht was, according to Wikipedia, founded in 65 C.E. It has buildings still standing from the early second century. For some reason, many of us find the wear and tear...
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California Friends 6 May

May 13, 2017
My new friends from California, Ray and Susan, let me photograph them, and I let them photograph me and Izzy, but it was mainly Izzy that they were after. Many visitors h...
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Pieperkeuken 5 May

May 13, 2017
We got a free potato dinner on Museumplien, where we ate with thousands of others at picnic tables. The May 4 photo shows two people we talked with. Everyone has been fri...
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New Dutch Friends 4 May

May 13, 2017
Until today, I never saw any reason for a king or queen. Today is Remembrance Day, when people recall the deaths and suffering of World War II and and Dutch people who di...
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Man and Dog 3 May

May 13, 2017
I blamed a man for letting his dog attack Izzy. I saw him again today, once again at the entrance to Vondel Park. He did not see me. He was moving slowly, shuffling actua...
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Tulpen 2 May

May 13, 2017
Thanks Mendel for starting our journey to understanding heredity. One of my Dutch language classmates, a woman from South Korea, noticed that flowers here, the blooms the...
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Aardbei 1 May

May 13, 2017
Our neighborhood is mostly what we call row houses. The fronts generally have about a foot of dirt between the building and the sidewalk. Yet every house has that piece o...
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