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We're going to Berlin for 2 weeks, and there we visit a organization, ZEGG. Maybe it'll be interesting days, I suppose. So please keep waiting for the report!
by Sterun-schnuppe | 2007-05-20 00:09

After I departured from Amsterdam, I moved to Rotterdam and stayed there for 4 days. The city Rotterdam was so to say a modern city. The city was not so large like Amsterdam, but there were more modern & high buildings than in Amsterdam, I think.


d0014524_331861.jpgThere is also a great bridge, Erasmusbrug. I was surprised that the great bridge was bascule bridge...


Otherwise, I stayed in a hostel. I showed my reservation at the reception, and the clerk gave me a key. Then I found that a strange word is written on the tag of key. It was "Club".
And I asked the clerk, "What is 'Club' ?"


She said, "It's the name of room."
受付嬢曰く、「それ部屋の名前ですよ。」 (←あっさりとした口調で)

d0014524_3314597.jpgSo amazing... There was a man "SATURDAY NIGHT" on the wall, and the floor was also strange. Bed and blanket were totally red... I don't know whether it is becouse of that, but I couldn't sleep well during these 3 nights.

びっくらしました… 壁には"SATURDAY NIGHT"の男が描いてあるし、床にも何か描いてあるし、更にベッドも毛布も真っ赤… このせいなのかどうかは知りませんが、ここでの3泊はどうも寝つきが悪かったです。

But a woman at reception was so kind. Maybe I use this hostel again, and would like to ask whether I can use another room. :-)


Photos of Rotterdam are here.

Then I went back to Germany, but I dropped in at Utrecht about 10 hours on the way home. The city Utrecht was a small beautiful city, I'd like to say. There were many moats(river) in the city, and there were many stores or cafe by the river, even the place was under the street (under the ground).
The sight was so beautiful that the sun light comes through the green leaves.


I found a very amazing bus there. It was really shocking at first. There is a bus with 3 cars. I have seen a bus with 2 cars many times also in Germany. But a bus with 3 cars... I can't understand why it can run well.

d0014524_335839.jpg驚くべきバスをここで発見しました。最初はショックですらありました。バスが、3両連結なんですよ。2両連結のはドイツでも何度も見てますが、3両っておい… なんでちゃんと真っ直ぐ走れるのか、ほんと信じられません。

Utrecht is the city where Mr. Bruna lived. Do you know Bruna? Maybe you know a rabbit with a blank look, I think.
It's maybe as he lived here, his paintings are also on the trash box in the city.

d0014524_3355068.jpgユトレヒトはブルーナ氏ゆかりの町でもあります。知ってますかね、ブルーナさん? たぶん「万年無表情ウサギさん」と言えば、結構有名なんじゃないかなと思います。

Otherwise, I found this at the central station. This combination is so nice, isn't it?
そうそう、中央駅でこんなものを発見しました。これこそ世紀の共演だと思いませんか? 並べた人のセンスを(ある意味で)大絶賛します!!


Photos of Utrecht are here.
by Sterun-schnuppe | 2007-05-18 03:39 | Report (Ausland)
"What an amazing city here is!", so I thought. I was surprised as there were really many races. There is everything in Amsterdam. Desire, crime, culture, and art. So many things are there.

「なんて町だ…」 これがアムステルダムの第一印象でした。まず人種の多さに本当に驚きました。そして、欲望、犯罪、文化、芸術、アムステルダムには何でもあるんだという事が、何よりもまず興味深かった。

d0014524_3595776.jpgOtherwise, a cousin of mine lives in Amsterdam, and works as bicycle taxi driver. It was nice that I could meet him. I got on this taxi and we ran together for a moment. Also in Amsterdam you can speak Japanese with him!


Maybe it's famous that they can smoke light drug here. And this is interesting: "Café" is for coffee & tea, and "Coffee shop" is for drugs.
But there are also people who sell hard drugs. Of course it's illegal. But during the daytime I saw that the police arrested a man like that. My cousin said that it is not a particular thing.

オランダでは軽い麻薬が合法なのは、結構有名な話だと思います。ちょっとおもしろかったのが、"Café"は普通の喫茶店、"Coffee shop"が麻薬を扱ってる店、らしいです。

d0014524_402631.jpgThis is the red light show window of prostitute, and I walked through this area with my cousin. Maybe here is also famous, I guess. There are many windows(doors) with red light, and many prositutes are waiting for their visitor. But it was really strange for me that many women only with bikini are standing by windows and looking us.
And what's amazing is that this area is really near by central station, and is really open for everyone. There are many people who live in this area, there are also many hostels, bars and restaurants, and in the daytime many children are also playing anywhere in this area.

このエリアを従兄弟と歩いたのですが、ガラス一枚挟んでいるとはいえ、生身の女性がビキニ姿で立ち並んで自分たちを見ている様は、何とも異様でした。ちょっと薄気味悪くもありました。入ることは… 無いだろうな。

There are also many spots for culture and art in Amsterdam. Many great museums and theaters are there. And now some great buildings for culture, business, art are in construction near by central station. The conservatorium which I visited also builds a new school building with a great concert hall there.


In Amsterdam there is also a port, where a great ship can anchor, and I saw a really really great ship there. Many busses and trams are running all day long.


And you can find really many races here. White, black, European, Asian, Middle Eastern, African, North and South American... Every races are there in Amsterdam. Maybe New York is so, too. But it was enough amazing.


The city Amsterdam interests me. This city is not beautiful, I'd like to say so. But this Amsterdam is really interesting. I want to live here, I thought.
If I live here, many things will happen, I guess. The life goes surely not always easy. But it is good and important for me now, I think. Of course I will study music, but I can also learn many many other things.



More photos are Here.
by Sterun-schnuppe | 2007-05-11 04:03 | Report (Ausland)