Thursday, September 20, 2007
Greetings from Amsterdam
Sorry for the quality of the photo above. I took it with my blackberry. I just arrived in Amsterdam, and I'm completely charmed. Everything about this city is just cute, cute, cute. (In a good way.) It's also quite interesting to see what New York (formerly New Amsterdam) must have looked like before the English showed up and renamed the place.
As luck would have it, I'm staying two blocks away from the Anne Frank House. I plan to visit in the next few days, though the lines are remarkably long. I walked by this afternoon. I'm not sure what I expected, but it's really rather ordinary from the outside. It's hard to believe that it was the site of such hardship and terror.
I'll take more pictures when I pay my respects to one of the greatest girls (and most moving writers) who ever lived. If there's anything you'd like to know about Anne, send me a note, and I'll do my best to find out!