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 grew up afterwards. Streets are named after composers. Our street, Wanningstraat, is named after Meneer Wanning, who is by now an obscure early music composer. But his name appears inside the Concertgebouw among the great composers and in our street name. This photo is in a park where Susan is sitting on a bench made of ceramic tile pieces, a recent addition. Some of the architecture is of the Amsterdam School; some looks distinctly Art Deco. Amsterdam was obviously thriving during the early twentieth century, and it appears to be thriving again today. There are many houses undergoing rehab in our neighborhood, and in other neighborhoods are several large office buildings under construction or renovation.