MEC Book Market XI 2014
On 29 November, the traditional book market was held at the Max Euwe Center (MEC) in Amsterdam. Michael Negele was on the spot and has taken a series of photos.
As to my accomodation in Amsterdam, I had taken quarter in the Hotel Artemis already on the eve of the book market, about 500 m away from Bob and Winifred, really worthwhile. Currently an exhibition of contemporary furniture is held there - http://www.artemisamsterdam.com/en/design-art/exhibition.
We spent a nice evening in a nearby restaurant, the next morning Bert Corneth joined us and we went to the well attended book market in the Max Euwe Center.
We met many "old acquaintances" there, you'd think the time had stood still. I "spotted" the following KWF&A members: Stigter, Van de Velde, Ramaekers, de Jong, Heite, Corneth, ten Geuzendam, moreover Plećaš (and the former member Vuković) and Clapham. GM Hans Ree probably sold his chess books, but there was nothing special among them - Jurgen was the main customer anyway.
Below a selection of photos from this event.
At about 1 pm we went back to Bob in a foursome (with Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam) and still polished off some rolls:
About 4 pm I took off for Wuppertal. Similar to Weimar, I had again experienced eventful 24 hours.
(Translation by R.B.)