It’s turning into a busy week, ahead of a busy month. I took the train down to Brighton today for a site visit, reviewing our microbiology progress ahead of a milestone review in mid-December. The trains back dropped me into London with a couple of hours to spare before the off-peak ticket north to Cambridge kicked in. Rather than fight it, I took a long stroll between Oxford Circle and Piccadilly – lovely evening to enjoy the lights and browse the stores.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
In the run-up to the holidays, Maastricht begins to bustle in the evenings. The stores are open later, tables are harder to find in the café’s and the light shows arrive around town.
The Vrijthof has been hosting a Light Spectacle projected onto the front of the Hoofdwacht: a history of the city in seven acts. The effects are fairly impressive and the history is concisely and colorfully conveyed.
Here’s the daylight image:
And the spectacle images, with historical maps of Maastricht and a dynamic effect that makes the bricks rise out of the building. The show is about 15 minutes long.
The Bok Bier is on tap (and bottles) for the cold herfst, strong and syrupy, a little sweet and a little bitter, it’s a nice comfort drink for jazz night Thursday at the pub.
And if you stay up very late, there are the morning lights to watch.