Monday, 18 April 2011

Around The World In 20 Memories - 8 : Cafe In Amsterdam


It is the summer of 1968 : the summer of protests. Three members of the Labour Party Young Socialists - Darrel Oldfield (left), Dave Hebblethwaite (right) and myself (behind the camera) - are hitch-hiking through Europe visiting the various sites of student protest. Often we could not pick up lifts as a group so we would vaguely arrange to meet up in the next city on our tour and take to the road independently. Here we had just met up in Amsterdam. I seem to recall that we pitched our tents in a muddy camp site just outside the Ajax football stadium. Memories, memories, memories.

5 comments:

Chairman Bill said...

If that's a Dutch cafe, and your mate is smoking what he could be smoking (and the rest of you too), then it's a wonder you have any memories left.

Ah - memories, memories, blank...

Alan Burnett said...

I think it was "Old Holborn" but the fact that the memory is so vague may give lie to the substance of the memory itself.

Valerie said...

It's good to have memories.
That's not the cafe I remember in Amsterstam...grins.

L. D. Burgus said...

Wow, I don't think I want to remember 1968. Those next few years were so disturbing in our country and I was trying to get through college.

TICKLEBEAR said...

a childhood memories for me, but not totally unaware of what was going on, being surrounded by adults only... great times for you, i'm sure!!
:)~
HUGZ