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 exhibition will run through Jan ...Thane are two Amsterdam artists who will have pieces featured in the exhibition ... Thane says the exhibition is exciting for her because she has had several different careers, including her time as mayor of Amsterdam for eight years until 2016.
A haul of Ukrainian treasures sent to Europe for an exhibition nearly 10 years ago have been returned to Kyiv from the Netherlands after a lengthy legal battle ... “After almost 10 years of litigation, artifacts from four Crimean museums that were presented at the exhibition ‘Crimea.
More than a thousand artifacts, including a solid gold Scythian helmet and golden neck ornament, were on loan to Amsterdam's Allard Pierson Museum when Russian troops seized and annexed the peninsula in 2014. Both Ukraine and the museums located on the Moscow-controlled territory claimed ownership rights when the exhibition ended.
More than a thousand artefacts, including a solid gold Scythian helmet and golden neck ornament, were on loan to Amsterdam's Allard Pierson Museum when Russian troops seized and annexed the peninsula in 2014. Both Ukraine and the museums located on the Moscow-controlled territory claimed ownership rights to the pieces when the exhibition ended.
AMSTERDAM, Nov ...WholeHouseWater Solutions at Aquatech Amsterdam 2023, held from November 6-9 in the Netherlands ... Aquatech Amsterdam 2023 as the world's leading water process, drinking, and wastewater exhibition, reaffirms its commitment to safe, in-person business engagements.
7 to 10 p.m ... The exhibition immerses visitors in Ting's neon-infused world, with alluring women, wildlife, and vivid motifs, while also shedding light on his fascinating global journey ... The exhibition harmoniously connects Ting's work with the museum's CoBrA (Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam) collection, underlining his role as a global artist ... .