On this day that I fly back to Amsterdam from Atlanta, it seems fitting to end the recent series of pics from NYC with this reference to "New Amsterdam
," as seen on one of the buildings during a bus tour.
New Amsterdam (Nieuw Amsterdam
in Dutch) was the 17th century colonial town that became New York City in 1665, making it the oldest incorporated city in the United States. Little did its Dutch founder, Willem Verhuist, know back in 1625, when he selected Manhattan Island as the optimal place for a permanent settlement, that it would become one of the greatest cities of the world.
Now I go back to "study" the real Amsterdam. :)
[Late this afternoon I fly from Atlanta to NY-Kennedy to Amsterdam, arriving tomorrow noon.]
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