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2015年6月11日 星期四

Hotel, Food and the Dutch Night (酒店食物荷蘭夜)

The hotel where our  tour group stayed in Nagasaki is an interesting bit of Nagasaki history



It's a hotel built to commemorate the presence of the Portuguese traders and missionaries who first came to Nagasaki in 1543. To the left of the photo, one finds the front of a Catholic church "confessional".

The code of arms of the Nagasaki Monterey Hotel



Opposite to the small reception desk of the reception hall is a chapel where some Japanese may actually hold their wedding ceremonies. If they did so, their name would be engraved on a copper plated "Wedding Plague" hung on the exterior wall of the little chapel.



One could see the names of numerous couples who were married here.


Flowers outside the restaurant



Flowers at the patio adjoining the restaurant. If one likes, one can take one's meal in the patio.


The hotel is built like a castle with walls surrounding a huge courtyard and patios

Flowers outside the hotel entrance.



The name plate of the restaurant "Saudade" means the feeling of "missing somebody/something" and a sense of regret that he/she/it may not be here.




A corner of the restaurant


Another room around the patio



The biggest room in the restaurant !



A model of a Portuguese battle ship




A mini model of Portuguese dining room



A really delicate reproduction



But the most pleasant dining experience in the trip was one at a teppanyaki restaurant at a hotel in Huis Ten Bosch where I got the waiter and the 20-year experience teppanyaki master chef to pose for me after the meal.



The teppanyaki counter


decorations of the restaurant



The happy teppanyaki chef



Feeding the flame



the steaks in flames



medium rare Kobe steak




The steak and various ingredients before cooking



Various fresh sea food




ice cold sashimis


gold leaf upon a sea weed cake



Fried rice Japanese style



Japanese seafood ramen


Japanese dessert




The happy waiter


 
Huis ten Bosch in the dark




The other side of the canal



the famous Amsterdam Tower



canal barges moored to the side




Roses in the dark




wine glass lights



The bridge



A touring barge




light changes




Entrance to the Rose Garden




Flower stall close to the entrance

 

Wheel in purple



Wheel in blue



Windmills in the night




well lit pond




Monster of the night