Penis Penis, Burning Bright

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All references to poet William Blake aside, seriously -
check out this bright pink penis lamp with three Xs on the, um, shaft.

Spotted in an Amsterdam rental apartment,
this home accessory might at first seem a pale take
on the city’s famous Red Light District.

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But no: apparently, it’s a nod to the city’s steel parking bollards,
called Amsterdammertjes (in English, “little ones from Amsterdam”).
The three Xs on the side are Saint Andrew’s crosses
from the coat of arms of Amsterdam.

Safe to say that both of these items, each proudly erect in their own way…
could stop traffic.


 Photos taken in the delightful city of Amsterdam by Jamie Pearson,
brave/foolhardy traveling parent and writer for Travel Savvy Mom

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