~sky, with fries~

October 30th, 2016

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Sunrise over Amsterdam. Having a few hours between flights, we trained in with already hungover, costumed youth who looked like we felt. After a dense week and long red-eye, it was bracing when the train doors opened and a faux blood-covered nurse with peacock blue Rocky Horror eye make-up dragged in, flopped down, and promptly fell asleep.

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7am on Halloween Sunday is a new way to experience this city. The canals were garbage-strewn with beer and such, but mostly french fries.

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Half-finished fries were flung in all directions, as though in a drunken baby snack tantrum.

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But above was a Baroque church ceiling sky,

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as was below,

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as were whole buildings filled with giant wheels of cheese,

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and lions,

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and trees with still Autumn leaves.

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After our 21 hour door-to-door adventure we landed in Berlin, crashed like a candy-striper drag queen, and woke in time for a late night snack and stroll.

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