Diwali in Amsterdam (is not Diwali at all)

Had it not been for friends in India on Twitter and Facebook, I wouldn’t even have realized that it was Diwali today. In Amsterdam, the day is as unremarkable as any other. It’ll blend into the rest of the week which itself feels like one long day sometimes. I do this: I open my living room’s window (ignoring the protest of the thermostat - for it’s a comfortable 22ºC inside and a chilly 7ºC outside), look towards Centraal Station and pretend that the lights are there for Diwali.

Happy Diwali!Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali!

October 26, 2011