Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/04/29

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Subject: [Leica] IMG (recyclied): Queens Day 2005
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 16:43:59 +0200

Of all the countries in which I have lived (seven at last count), the 
Netherlands has the fewest public holidays. So the few that there are, are 
even more appreciated. And among the nicest ones is tomorrow, April 30th, 
Queen's Day. As far as I know, it was the previous queen's birthday. The 
current queen Beatrix's birthday is in the autumn, but she wisely chose to 
stick with the April 30th date.

The Queens Day traditions involve outdoor markets, and outdoor eating and 
drinking and partying, lots of it, preferably in silly orange outfits. Of 
course, spring in NW Europe being what it is, the weather is not always 
conducive to outdoor partying. But one of the years I lived there, 2005, we 
got especially lucky with the weather:

I wish all my Dutch friends on both lists that tomorrow's weather is as nice 
as 7 years ago and that you all have a great Koninginendag.


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


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