Culture Shock

I don't think we're in Kansas anymore!

I took this picture on Wednesday, which was Koninginnenacht (Queen’s Night), when the festivities begin. They were setting up the stages — and beer stands — in the Dom Plein, the area by the Dom tower and cathedral. In fact, that’s the cathedral in the background. In fact, those trucks are parked where the nave of the cathedral used to stand, before it was destroyed in a storm.

Perhaps it’s a result of growing up in the South — the infamous Bible Belt — but the juxtaposition of seeing beer trucks parked next to the cathedral just made me laugh and feel a bit like Dorothy. “Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore!”

This one should be filed under: Things You’d Never See in the U.S.

I love it here!