Saturday, April 24, 2010

Not such a bad place to be stuck

Still here in Delft. Several sets of tickets cancelled. We were able to do work with our colleagues here at TU-Delft, and also to do some sightseeing. In between checking the internet and news obsessively to find out information about whether airports were open, flights cancelled or not, and our status. Overall though, we are lucky. We have friends, a great hotel, and have even been able to have meetings and do work. We have an amazing view from our hotel:
The volcano somehow made the weather here nicer -- abnormally warm and sunny -- and this is the first time that I've been here to see the bulbs in bloom.

It really looked like the postcards.
No flights out meant that there were even more flowers for sale at what seemed to be bargain basement prices.
We were here for a workshop, and of course Amartya attended too. So did some chickens, as the workshop was held in an art center that was outside Delft that had hens (and a rooster) than wandered in and out of the sessions.
Amartya skyped with his friend in India from the closet.
More on being stuck later.

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