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  1.  Book club books.   11 December 2017, Monday.   Maastricht, NL
         Dec 11, 2017
  Maastricht, NL  
  2.  The Sisters Under the Arches.   28 June 2020, Sunday.   Film Maastricht, NL
         Jun 28, 2020
  NL, Maastricht, Film  
 
 
 
1. Book club books
11 December 2017.   Maastricht  NL.
1. Book club books
11 December 2017.  Maastricht, NL.
 
 
 
 
Books are willing to wait. Jenny Erpenbeck
 

My book club meets today. It's both poetry day and the day we choose books for the coming year. Unfortunately, my exposure to poetry is limited to reading reviews in the New Yorker and listening to music lyrics. To actually sit and read a book of poetry, well that is something I just never do.

As to next year's book choice, I've taken a safe tack and chosen one I've already read. Last year I saddled the club with one of those big Russian novels I'd long wanted to read but hadn't gotten around to yet. This turned out fine, we read it and discussed it, but I've earned a bit of ribbing for the choice.

 
 
 
Church as bookstore      
Speaking of books, here is a photo of a building in Maastricht that has been repurposed as a bookstore. My first review of this photo left me thinking it was too underexposed. But recently I found that with a little work I was able to bring out some of the detail I thought was lost.
 
 
Church as bookstore      
Speaking of books, here is a photo of a building in Maastricht that has been repurposed as a bookstore. My first review of this photo left me thinking it was too underexposed. But recently I found that with a little work I was able to bring out some of the detail I thought was lost.
 
 
Church as bookstore      
Speaking of books, here is a photo of a building in Maastricht that has been repurposed as a bookstore. My first review of this photo left me thinking it was too underexposed. But recently I found that with a little work I was able to bring out some of the detail I thought was lost.
 
 
2. The Sisters Under the Arches
28 June 2020.   Film, Maastricht  NL.
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2. The Sisters Under the Arches
28 June 2020.  Film, Maastricht, NL.
 
 
 
 

Back in 1998 we were in Maastricht where we visited Paul's aunt Maria who was a nun. She arranged Paul's adoption into the Schoemaker family. She lived at the Klooster van de Zusters Onder de Bogen (the Convent of the Sisters Under the Arches).

 
 
 
Paul and Maria      
 
 
Paul and Maria      
 
 
Paul and Maria      
 
Klooster van de Zusters Onder de Bogen      
We returned to Maastricht in 2007 which is when I took this photo.
 
 
Klooster van de Zusters Onder de Bogen      
We returned to Maastricht in 2007 which is when I took this photo.
 
 
Klooster van de Zusters Onder de Bogen      
We returned to Maastricht in 2007 which is when I took this photo.