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."
The relative of the famous artist traveled to Michigan from Amsterdam to see this Vincent van Gogh exhibition for herself which you’ll only be able to see in Detroit... This exhibition, which was six years in the making and delayed for two years, features 74 original Van Gogh works on loan from museums and private collections from around the globe.
The increasingly popular idea that tropical plants should be watered with ice cubes doesn’t transfer to the European living room About 10 years ago, I went to a truly amazing horticultural show just outside Amsterdam. It was an exhibition by the very best ...
About 10 years ago, I went to a truly amazing horticultural show just outside Amsterdam. It was an exhibition by the very best houseplant growers of their newest creations all displayed on ultra-glossy stands ... “Just add ice” ... But where does the idea that tropical plants should be watered with ice come from? ... Photograph ... Reuse this content. .
“I think people will be blown away by his art and the force it creates together in this collection,” said Van Gogh’s great-great niece Janne Heling, who traveled to Detroit for the opening of the exhibition along with her mother, Josien Van Gogh and Emiliee Gordenker, director of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
"No vacuum cleaners, no feather dusters." This is the order issued to the cleaning staff at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam... As part of an exhibition that explores perceptions of insects in art and science through the ages, the DutchNational Museum of Insects has allowed insects to thrive in its crevices and nooks for the past three months.
The exhibition Casa Tomada from artist Rafael Gómezbarros is displayed at Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands... that’s the order that has gone out to cleaning staff at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. As part of an exhibition exploring the changing perceptions of creepy-crawlies, the ...
that’s the order that has gone out to cleaning staff at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. As part of an exhibition exploring the changing perceptions of creepy-crawlies in art and science through the ages, the national museum of the Netherlands has been allowing its crevices and corners to go wild for the last three months.
Humanity’s need to communicate has been a quest like no other and the technological advances that have affected how we do that is the basis for the new exhibit at the Museum of Innovation and Science... The exhibit, which is one of the largest the museum has produced, is broken into five parts ... Strong first half lifts Amsterdam football past Mohonasen.
Saranac runners finished first and second, but Scotia-Glenville’s top five scored 64 points to Saranac Lake’s 88 to win the boys’ team title at the South Glens Falls Killian Invitational at Moreau Recreational Park...Strong first half lifts Amsterdam football past Mohonasen. New miSci exhibit an ambitious look at advances in communication technology ... .