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Sunday, August 10, 2008

To den Haag and Beyond!

The national archives in den Haag was everything that I hoped for and more!! The hour long train ride to the diplomatic capital offered wonderful vistas of the pastoral Dutch countryside. Even in the face of missing the train stop by one station and a walking detour that took us past the archives by about two kilometers, we successfully navigated our way to the archive, which was nestled in a street framed by buildings that resembled an industrial park one might find if jettisoned forward in time at EIGHTY EIGHT MILES PER HOUR!!!! At the very tail end of my research, after pouring over a binder of codes and collections list (my elementary Dutch being stretched to the limit), I was able to get a very exciting lead on my research! I exclaimed and audible “Yes” and probably caused those around me to think that I had lost it :-). When the archives closed, we got on the train headed back to Amsterdam again and enjoyed a round of celebratory archive-find drinks! Proost!!

2 Comments:

Blogger b_saffold said...

All I have to say is...do not see Hostle. You will never want to ride a train in Europe ever again! haha
-Brian

August 18, 2008 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger nicole maskiell said...

Oh man...and we had an "experience" the last day on the train...

August 19, 2008 at 3:57 PM  

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