(Rejoice! The blog finally switched over to “8 months” from “9 months”. It seems to only update itself on the 1st of each month.)
In yesterday’s post I mentioned that I did not have a picture of the fountain that resides in the Binnenhof. I realized today that that was not technically correct, as I do have a picture of it… from Madurodam (the place where Dutch landmarks are done in miniature).
At first I thought this represented Koninginnedag, or Queen’s Day, which will happen later this month – since it is now April after all (!). But it seems this represents a day in September (the 3rd Tuesday of the month) when the Queen gives her annual speech within the Binnenhof. You can see her golden carriage near the church.
Speaking of April, anyone up for some Google Maps on your NES? I miss the NES, and the Game Genie we had (cheat coder enabler). I made it so that in Super Mario Brothers I could only die if Mario fell off the screen. No other way!
I was amused when I saw the above figure within Madurodam on a rooftoop. Not quite as amused when I saw a shampoo commercial at Marco’s house, though. It aired at like 9PM or something — and you saw the woman topless in the shower for a few seconds as she washed her hair. It was tasteful, though.
Just weird to see. I actually asked Marco if I saw what I thought I saw.
And then there was this picture, though the more I stare at it I wonder if another tourist came by and altered the scene a bit to make it come out like this…