In response to my post yesterday, Beckie raised an important question about Eindhoven City Center: "Where are the pigeons?," she asked, "In Britain there would be pigeons everywhere ... Under chairs, tables, on people's heads. Do they have pigeons there?" Just to set the record straight, there are plenty of pigeons in Eindhoven but they seem to focus their energies on a single target: The statue of Frits Philips that stands in the center of town. In any case, it's not the pigeons you need to worry about in Eindhoven. I was sitting in an outdoor area near our office this afternoon when one of my colleagues gestured towards a group of large, white birds floating in a man-made lake behind me. "Those are Water Chickens," he said, "They can be rather aggressive ...!"