So rather than share anything from today, here's two things of interest from the last few days I didn't get to.
King's Day made a mess of the city and the canals. The city's street sweepers worked hard yesterday and the city was already amazingly tidy by noon (though there are still big piles of trash that need collecting, but they're working on that, too).
But what about the canals? How are these cleaned (because the Dutch are nothing if not tidy)?. Generally, garbage collects in the canals any day (people chuck stuff in, stuff blows in), but King's day really resulted in a ton of trash floating around.
Enter what I call the "scoop boats".
They are not city workers. I'm kind of interested exactly who they are, and if they do their work with volunteers.
And secondly, in the canals is life. There are swans...
|Enjoying King's Day|
|Interesting materials. Maybe they shouldn't clean the canals.|
|Having a discussion|
|They didn't seem to care about us|
|Large feet don't harm the eggs|
|Quite the clutch|