Amsterdam Life

So as my second summer in Amsterdam began to draw to a close, the lack of good weather began to depress me and I started to think that maybe I should live somewhere else.

Then I started to think about returning to Italy, with its months of reliable burning hot sun and gangs of swarthy, sweaty angels. As of August 14, 2017, I'm still not sure what I'll do, but yesterday I wrote this on Facebook...

something new

So that's what this page is now. Brief — or sometimes not so brief — descriptions of the new things that I'm doing in an effort to get the most out of this city I love but may have to leave. I hope some of it pleases you....

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[SNED] Cinema :: 70mm (Dunkirk) and Cine Expat (Aquarius)
I realise this week has been a bit cinema-heavy and I'm going to do my best to remedy that, but for now, here's 70mm Dunkirk and Cine Expat Aquarius...
[SNED] The Martin Scorsese Exhibition, The Eye Filmmuseum
Even though I kind of turned against him after The Age of Innocence in 1992, Martin Scorsese will always have a special place in my heart...
[SNED] Coffee With a Stranger at the Podium Mozaïek
Someone who had been reading my recent posts sent me an email asking if I'd consider coffee with a stranger as one of my new things...
[SNED] World Cinema Amsterdam 2017
So yes, on Saturday I went filming in Vondelpark without a great deal of success. Then on Sunday I popped into the Pijp to support World Cinema Amsterdam 2017. (I went to the pictures.)
[SNED] More Public Libraries and a Bike Shop
I worked in two new libraries and made friends with a man who owns a bike shop. Which is great, you know, but is it enough? Well, it'll have to be. For now at least.
[SNED] Working in a Public Library (Mercatorplein)
Yesterday afternoon I finally got round to joining the Dutch libraries foundation. Today I came to my nearest library in Mercatorplein to work...
[SNED] Running in Amsterdamse Bos
This morning I rode my bike to Amsterdamse Bos with a view to running there. Naturally, by the time I got there, it was raining very heavily...
[SNED] The Jewish Cultural Quarter
It was a sadly appropriate day to become immersed in the Holocaust, it being the same day that has Trump refused to condemn neo-Nazis...
[SNED] Meatless District :: Hail Seitan!
An incredibly tasty burger that was also so succulent and so sinewy and so mouthwateringly luscious that if I'm being honest, I fell a little bit in love with it.