Election Coverage

Strange Finds in the Netherlands

Today, while at the theater, we made a surprising discovery. On the landing outside of the room we were in was a postcard stand with a variety of free postcards. These were some of the ones on offer. Imagine my surprise. A pleasant one, to be sure. I’d meant to get one of these Obama posters or tees before moving, but never got around to it. I love the design. The Bush card took us a moment to decipher — the Arabic style of text is more distracting when first seeing the card — but then we got a laugh.

There are at least two places here in Utrecht where we can go to watch the election coverage if we so choose. Tivoli (one of the big music clubs in town) is doing a huge, all-night event, as is Mick O’Connell’s, the Irish pub nearby. We may go to Mick’s for a little while that night, or we may just stay home and watch the coverage — for a while, at least — and then go to Café de Potdeksel the next night either to celebrate or to drown our sorrows.

2 thoughts on “Election Coverage

  1. I would love to know which theater had these postcards! I am also a 30-something Democrat living in Utrecht and would love to pick up a few of these.

  2. It’s at the Stadsschouwburg. We went to one of the Cultural Sunday events there and found them. It was upstairs outside one of the tiny auditoriums. Basically, go inside the theater through the main entrance, go through the doors almost directly ahead and go up the stairs there. The postcards were at the top of the stairs. Yay for 30-something Democrats in Utrecht! 😉 Hopefully, we’ll get some good news Tuesday/Wednesday.

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