Popeye Old Sailor Café - Amsterdam, NH, NL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69
N 52° 22.422 E 004° 53.974
31U E 629311 N 5804301
Quick Description: Neon sign from Popeye at the café "Old Sailor" in Amsterdam.
Location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 1/7/2018 1:21:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMXFKB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 5

Long Description:
Neon sign of the Popeye character from the Café Old Sailor in Amsterdam.

The character smokes his pipe as usual, on one arm is the anchor-tattoo in blue color and in his right hand he holds either a can of spinach (his typical trademark) or a drink, as it is the Old Sailor is about a café.

"Differences in Popeye's story and characterization vary depending on the medium. Originally, Popeye got his strength from rubbing the head of the Whiffle Hen, changing to spinach by 1932. Swee'Pea is definitively Popeye's ward in the comic strips, but he is often depicted as belonging to Olive Oyl in cartoons. The cartoons also occasionally feature members of Popeye's family who have never appeared in the strip, notably his lookalike nephews Peepeye, Pupeye, Pipeye, and Poopeye.

There is no absolute sense of continuity in the stories, although certain plot and presentation elements remain mostly constant, including purposeful contradictions in Popeye's capabilities. Popeye seems bereft of manners and uneducated, yet he is often depicted as capable of coming up with solutions to problems that seem insurmountable to the police or, most importantly, the scientific community. Popeye has, alternatively, displayed Sherlock Holmes-like investigative prowess (determining, for instance, that his beloved Olive was abducted by estimating the depth of the villains' footprints in the sand), scientific ingenuity (as his construction, within a few hours, of a "spinach-drive" spacecraft), or oversimplified (yet successful) diplomatic arguments (by presenting his own existence—and superhuman strength—as the only true guarantee of world peace at diplomatic conferences). Popeye's pipe also proves to be highly versatile. Among other things, it has served as a cutting torch, jet engine, propeller, periscope, musical instrument, and, of course, a whistle with which he produces his trademark toot. Popeye also on occasion eats spinach through his pipe, sometimes sucking in the can itself along with the contents. Since the 1970s, Popeye is seldom depicted using his pipe to smoke tobacco.

Popeye's exploits are also enhanced by a few recurring plot elements. One is the love triangle among Popeye, Olive, and Bluto, and the latter's endless machinations to claim Olive at Popeye's expense. Another is his near-saintly perseverance in overcoming any obstacle to please Olive, who often renounces Popeye for Bluto's dime-store advances. She is the only character that Popeye will permit to give him a thumping. Finally, Popeye usually uncovers villainous plots by accidentally sneaking up on the antagonists as they brag about or lay out their schemes."

(visit link)
Business Name: Café, Pub

Business Type: Other

Physical Address:
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 39-A,
Amsterdam,
1012


Web Address: [Web Link]

Condition of Neon Sign: Fully Working Order: Best viewed at night in its full glory!

Visit Instructions:
Please upload a day & night photo of the sign if possible and tell us about its current condition. Is the neon working? How is the paint wearing?
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Artistic Neon Lights
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
Axel-F visited Popeye  Old Sailor Café - Amsterdam, NH, NL 7/14/2019 Axel-F visited it
Lynx Humble visited Popeye  Old Sailor Café - Amsterdam, NH, NL 4/14/2019 Lynx Humble visited it
kaschper69 visited Popeye  Old Sailor Café - Amsterdam, NH, NL 1/7/2018 kaschper69 visited it

View all visits/logs