Zaandam is a town near Amsterdam pieced by a canal. It is most famous for paintings of houses by Monet when he lived there, and the chocolate factories, of which one remains flooding the area with its lovely aroma. Here’s a scene from near where we lived.
We were good friends in high school and lovers for a bit after that, and still enjoy her company. We danced at our 50th high school reunion, just us for a bit, silly and fun, a bit of swing dancing thrown in, as seen in the second painting.