Sunday, May 9, 2010

Amsterdam smells

The cleaners of Amsterdam are striking, which means that the dirt of a world city is piling up.

We were there today and I was astonished by the terrible state of the city.

Dirt, litter, full wastebags, everything you can imagine what people throw away was on the streets. Not just in corners, but everywhere.

It smelled awful.

The cleaners strike for better wages.
They started at may 6 and they'll begin working on the 13th.

I can only imagine how much dirt will be on the streets by then: double of what there is now.

I guess.. I assume that it'll attract rats and other animals.

Not good for public health at all.

We left the city and went elsewhere, but I pity those who live there and the tourists.


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