Local Heart, Global Soul

September 20, 2015

They Obviously Know Something That We Don’t…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Three years ago we visited the city of Maastricht in the Dutch province of Limburg and whilst taking tourist boat ride down the river we were fortunate enough to get ringside seats to a display on the water, put on by local police and fire departments.

We did see a lot of people on the riverbank and on the bridges nearby, but it didn’t really sink in just how many people there were until the tour boat returned to the dock, and at this point we were really curious about what they were all here for.

Was it just for the display on the river?

When I spot someone with a TV station type camera it dawns on me that there is something more going on that Family Kiwidutch obviously don’t know about.
I stop and ask a lady why she is here,  (translated) she replied “to see Flikken Maastricht“.  Hmmm, but what does that mean? I know of course that “Flikken Maastricht” is a really popular Dutch cop TV crime drama series that, as the name of the series suggests is filmed in and around Maastricht, but I still can’t make the connection between the TV series and why all of these people are here.  We make our way back towards the large town square… Himself left our car in a car parking building there earlier and my back is hurting after all this sitting, so I have to loosen it up by walking a bit. That’s how we start following the crowd back towards the center…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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