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Amsterdam - We are proud 2012.
inutile dire che anche quest'anno la pioggia e' venuta giu' abbondante durante la Canal Parade - stavolta pero' non mi trovavo su uno dei ponti, allo scoperto, ma lungo il canale, sotto un albero, per cui ho potuto limitare i danni. eppure, nonostante la solita partecipazione in massa dei cittadini e dei turisti, mi e' sembrato che il Pride di quest'anno fosse un po' sotto tono: le barche meno sfarzose, pochi personaggi famosi, meno sponsor del solito... quella che per fortuna non e' mancata e' la solita autoironia degli olandesi, quel prendere e prendersi in giro con leggerezza e fantasia.

Amsterdam - We are proud 2012.
what can I say - the rain came down hard and merciless this year too, raining on the Canal Parade as usual. unlike last year however I managed to endure the shower from under a tree, and eventually the sun came out. unfortunately neither the sun nor the usual crowds of visitors managed to lift up the low-key atmosphere that I felt was permeating this year's parade - the boats were less magnificent, no real VIPs to be seen, even the number of sponsors seemed to have decreased... what was still there was that unmissable Dutch self-irony, that way of making fun of everything and everyone, with creativity and frivolity.

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