Sunday, January 07, 2018

Day 97 "Volendam" 9 x 6 pen & ink

Years ago, my daughter and I took a school trip to several European countries.  We spent a couple of days in Holland, staying in Volendam, northeast of Amsterdam on the Markermeer  Lake.  I love the overlay of roof shapes and inviting sidewalks.  Soccer (or football) is very big here.  The town's color is orange, and our guide explained that huge celebrations were happening because the local team won a big tournament which elevated them to a higher level of competition.  We spent one of our days in Amsterdam, and upon return, found a parade celebrating the football team's recent championship. The street in front of our hotel was impassable, and we had 20 middle school students trying to navigate into the hotel.  Our guide, Louis, made a couple of quick phone calls and we found ourselves coming in through the back of the hotel, meandering through the laundry then the kitchen, and eventually up to our rooms where you could see the parade below, including all the orange streamers and confetti.  You can see the picture below.  
 This is my ninety-seventh daily drawing.  I am enjoying this daily exercise. Thank you for your continued attention.

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