Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Why a Penguin?
The residents of Amsterdam's famous canals like to adorn their priceless homes with decorative plaques that communicate some personal message. Yesterday I noticed a magnificent, golden lion, which I guess means that someone thinks he's king of this particular jungle.
But what about this perky penguin? What's his special significance? Here's my spin: The loving couple, who live here, met at the penguin enclosure of the local zoo. Like penguins, who only eat the most expensive herrings, the lady of the house is notoriously high maintenance and only agreed to nest if it were at this palatial residence on the Prinsengracht...