Aalsmeer takes its name from the words
for 'eel' and 'lake': it's the site of the largest
flower auction in the world, using the 'Dutch auction'
method of a counter which starts at a high price and
works down: the first buyer to decide it's low enough
gets the purchase. My father took this photo of a fairly
ordinary road on 31 July 1958: I'm not sure where it is.
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