Monthly Archives: January 2012

Turning on the Red Light

Closed Curtains in the Red Light District of Amsterdam

In the 1600s Amsterdam was one of the richest cities in the entire world. Home of the Dutch East India Company, the city’s ports saw thousands upon thousands sailors come and go as spices were brought from the Far East. These sailors, fresh off of months at sea, were eager to take advantage of the pleasures of land and soon dozens of brothels popped up on the streets near the harbor. Over time, as the world changed and the spice trade became less profitable, Amsterdam’s prosperity declined. With the drop and trading, the sailors no longer visited the city on … Read More

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New Blog Layout

New Layout for L'appel Du Vide

As you may have noticed, I now have a brand new layout for the blog! I switched to Word Press which seems to function a lot better than blogger and also changed the colors to hopefully make everything a little easier to read. So, please tell me what you think of the changes. Let me know if you have any issues with broken links, bad navigation, etc. I would love to get your feedback!

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The Writing on the Ceiling

Door in Morocco

  When I was in high school, a common joke was to say to tell an overly trusting someone ”gullible is written on the ceiling.” Usually the person would look up and, as they realized their mistake, everyone would laugh. (Yeah, we really knew how to live) If you fell for this joke once or twice, you became hardened to the cruel ways of high school and made sure your eyes stayed glued to your challenger. Well, eventually, some jokester actually wrote the word gullible on the ceiling of the drama classroom in large black letters. (Like I said, we lived large). The next time … Read More

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Today’s Photo: Yves Saint Laurent Gardent, Marrakech, Morocco

From the Yves Saint Laurent Garden in Marrakesh, Morocco

From the Yves Saint Laurent Garden in Marrakesh, Morocco

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