Sunday, February 13, 2005

Bells of Amsterdam

The bells I remember from walking the streets of Amsterdam are not the tolling of the cathedral bells, but the tinkling of bicycle bells. Bells, bells, bells, bells, the tinkling of the bicycle bells, warning the stoned tourists of their impending approach. When crossing a street, pedestrians must take care to look six ways: first for harried bicyclists, then for streetcars and motor vehicles.