Amsterdam is the story of a euthanasia pact between two friends, a composer and a newspaper editor, whose relationship spins into disaster.
The book begins with the funeral of artist Molly Lane. Guests at the funeral include British Foreign Secretary Julian Garmony, newspaper editor Vernon Halliday, and composer Clive Linley. The three share certain attributes: each has a very high opinion of himself, each was at some time Molly's lover, and each regards the dead woman's husband, George, with a mixture of amusement and contempt.
Clive and Vernon muse upon Molly's death. It seems she had some kind of rapid-onset brain disease (not specified) that left her helpless and mad. Neither man can understand her attraction to Julian Garmony, the right-wing Foreign Secretary who is about to challenge his party's leadership.
Clive returns home to continue work on a symphony he has been commissioned to write for the forthcoming millennium. Much of the work is complete, save the crucial signature melody. He resolves to go walking in the Lake District, as this tends to inspire him.
Brel worked on the song at his house overlooking the Mediterranean at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, the house he shared with Sylvie Rivet, a publicist for Philips; a place she had introduced him to in 1960. "It was the ideal place for him to create, and to indulge his passion for boats and planes. One morning at six o'clock he read the words of Amsterdam to Fernand, a restaurateur who was about to set off fishing for scorpion fish and conger eels for the bouillabaisse. Overcome, Fernand broke out in sobs and cut open some sea urchins to help control his emotion."
At Kaede — a new Sellwood “sushi bistro” from a pair of longtime chefs with experience at well-regarded restaurants in Tokyo, Amsterdam and San Francisco — guests are slipped a small square of paper listing that day’s nigiri specials. On ... .
A Netherlands judge, on Tuesday, ruled that Jah Cure should continue serving his six-year sentence for attempted manslaughter in that country. The reggae singer was appearing in court for a pro forma hearing ... According to police report, Jah Cure, 43, stabbed show promoter Nicardo "Papa" Blake in his abdomen at Dam Square in Amsterdam in October 2021.
Hundreds of Amsterdam residents celebrated National Tulip Day at Museum Square on Saturday with a fire show and free flower distribution. Traditionally, this event opens the season in the 'Land of tulips', as the Netherlands is often called ... "We produce around two million stems each year ... .
A girl holds a bunch of tulips at a picking garden on the Museum Square in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Jan ... A woman picks tulips at a picking garden on the Museum Square in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Jan ... Neatly arranged tulips are seen on the Museum Square in Amsterdam, the ...
... board at the free Chess Museum.Visit Westerkerk, Amsterdam’s biggest church, Rembrandt’s burial place and venue of free noon carillon bell concerts every Tuesday.NEMOScience Museum has Amsterdam’s ‘highest public square’ with views, interactive exhibitions and paddling pools.
Austria. SALZBURG ... 8. VIENNA ... INNSBRUCK ... 6 ... 5 ... NativityTrail, crèche scenes in churches and squares, through Jan ... AMSTERDAM. AmsterdamLightFestival, through Jan ... AMSTERDAM ... AMSTERDAM ... AMSTERDAM ... AMSTERDAM. National Tulip Day, temporary garden on Dam Square from which visitors can take home a bulb, Jan ... AMSTERDAM. Jumping Amsterdam, equestrian event at RAI, Jan.
One of the vigils was organized by Chinese activists from the Netherlands and held at Dam Square in Amsterdam on November 27 at 6 p.m ... The photographs of the victims on Dam Square, with flowers and candles ... I received a call from Amsterdam Police Station the following day and provided information regarding the protest held at Dam Square.
Alpin Haus Amsterdam owner Andy Heck on Tuesday ... To meet the need the company is expanding its location in Amsterdam by 15,000 square feet ... club next to the company’s store on Route 30 in Amsterdam, but decided to shut that down in order to provide more space to the retail store.
AMSTERDAM, Dec ... LCID), setting new standards with the longest-range, fastest-charging electric car on the market, today announced its third retail location in Europe – and first service, delivery and sales center – will open on 16 December in Hilversum, Netherlands, just outside of Amsterdam.