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Book club books.  11 December 2017.  Maastricht  Netherlands 
Dec 11, 2017
  Maastricht, Netherlands  
Bikes in The Hague.  16 June 2020.  Film  Motorcycles  Netherlands  The Hague 
Jun 16, 2020
  Film, The Hague, Netherlands, Motorcycles  
The Sisters Under the Arches.  28 June 2020.  Film  Maastricht  Netherlands 
Jun 28, 2020
  Netherlands, Maastricht, Film  
 
 
 
Book club books
Mon 11 Dec 2017      Maastricht - Netherlands 
Book club books
     Mon 11 Dec 2017      Maastricht - Netherlands 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
Bikes in The Hague
Tue 16 Jun 2020      Film - Motorcycles - Netherlands  The Hague
Bikes in The Hague
     Tue 16 Jun 2020      Film - Motorcycles - Netherlands  The Hague
 
 
 

My scanning progress is currently at roll 42, or just over a thousand photos. Seeing as how I've been on a motorcycle theme here's one more. It's 1997 and we're at the tail of a tour of Holland when we caught this fleet of BMWs in a plaza in The Hague.

 
 
 
A lot of bikes      
 
 
A lot of bikes      
 
 
A lot of bikes      
 
 
The Sisters Under the Arches
Sun 28 Jun 2020      Film - Maastricht - Netherlands 
The Sisters Under the Arches
     Sun 28 Jun 2020      Film - Maastricht - Netherlands 
 
 
 

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).

 
 
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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.