I snapped the photo above at the Madurodam miniature park in The Hague, about two weeks ago.
It's a picture of a miniature replica of a street in Amsterdam.
Seeing the whole country, in a glimpse, gazing at the beauty of the low lands.
Three facts about Madurodam:
- Everything (even the trees) are on a scale of 1:25.
- The miniature Dutch people wear jackets in the winter and T-shirts in the summer.
- We DJed an Armin Van Buuren concert, auctioned tulips, generated windmill energy, operated wind turbines, unloaded ships at the dock, manufactured clogs, operated a roller coaster and designed the set for a production of Shakespeare. All in a few hours at Madurodam. Oh, and we ate hot dogs too.
“She was snatched back from a dream of far countries, and found herself on Main Street.”
from Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
The fair is back in town. I am struggling to get used to the cyclicity of events in a small town. The River Rescue carnival, the Apple Festival, Community Day - all too soon again. It's couldn't have been a year. I just blinked. It couldn't have been a year.