The Rode Loper Festival
This weekend, in Amsterdam-Oost/Watergraafsmeer.
A nice sunny weekend, albeit with a cooling easterly wind. It is dry and it is set to get warmer as we go into the week ahead.
The Rode Loper Festival grew out of a local small festival which had bands marching up and own our street on the same weekend (the second in September) as the Last Night of the Proms, the St Leger and Monumentendag. It is now a very broad cultural festival in our neighbourhood, but one we have fouynd to be very elsuive, not being such cultural types ourselves.
Anyway, after a day in town with our friend Angelo, from Rome, we met up with Bram and Marja at the big red tent on the Linnaeusstraat yesterday evening and enjoyde thre equick bers before going home to eat the leftovers of the day before (a baked pasta recipe with mozarella from Jamie Oliver).
Today, a cycle ride around town, to markets and parks and along canals, coming across another festival in the centre, and a street fashion show. Followed by an evening eating Indonesian food, cooked by Fred, by candlelight, on the balcony, listening to Marc Almond and Led Zeppelin. It is what Septembers are all about!