What an event it was yesterday. At ten o'clock we were ready to watch the television, so was Sofietje. I had my camera on a tripod and had only to click for beautiful pictures, I showed you yesterday.
After the abdication I rushed into the village to have a look at the "Free market". At Queensday, the celebration of Queen Beatrix birthday, everybody is allowed to sell their attic stuff on the street. Many people try to earn some money, mostly children sell their toys or do games. This car could be painted by children.
These children had made a game "Throwing sponge", the girl in the hole was bombarded with a wet sponge.
This woman was selling her clothes.
A friend of mine had asked to look for some utensils which he could give some relatives in Kenya, Africa. Look what I found, 25 knives an 21 forks and one spoon for just four and a half euros! A bargain.
Then rush home again to watch the inauguration.
And after diner, television again to watch the boat tour the King made with his family on the river IJ.
It was sunny but bitterly cold and Maxima and the Lord Mayor's wife were braving the cold in their evening dresses.
Along the tour were all kind of events, music, ballet and sports. At one moment the Royal family climbed from their boat to greet DJ Armin van Buren, who was making a dance event with the a classical orchestra.
Watch the beautiful dress of Maxima in the open air, she must have a pneumonia now.
It was a day to remember.