Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The one with our day in Amsterdam (part 1)

Last sunday I visited Amsterdam together with my mom. We were only there for one day, but we did and saw so much, that is felt like we were gone for the whole weekend. I made so many pictures that I am going to make a two parter out of this one (I don't want to bore you with all of the pictures in one post).

The original plan was to visit the recently reopend Rijksmuseum. Some of the most important Dutch works of art can be seen here, like the Night Watch. When we arrived, the line was crazy long, so we decided we should come back another time. Instead, we went to Foam (the photography musem). The highlight was the exhibition Best Before End, with photo's made by English photographer Stephen Gill. If you're interested in , here's a bit more info, including a short video.




 

Sunday also happened to be the Open Garden Days. The museum's garden is usually closed to the public, but yesterday we were allowed to have a little look in the garden. I did feel a bit silly, that people came especially for the garden of the museum, and that I was only having eyes for an old fence. I am sure there were some very special plants and flowers.

 






7 comments:

  1. That is a good fence! Haha. I frequently will be taking pictures of something, and then look up and see people staring at me like trying to figure out "what's she looking at?" or "why is she taking a photo of that?" :)
    I've never been to Amsterdam and always wanted to go. I can't wait to see more of your day!

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  2. Great pics:) I've been to Amsterdam, and hopefully will again someday. That Foam exhibit looks great.

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  3. Great photos. As artists...we see things other do not :) Love the fence!

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  4. What great pics, and what a nice way to spend with your mom.

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  5. Haha, well, it is a very interesting old fence! I enjoyed the bits of the photography exhibit that you captured as well.

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  6. I've been to the Rijksmuseum and I'm longing to go back!
    I know what you mean about taking tons of photos (that's why I broke up my post too, btw the gardens are in Winterswijk-Kotten).
    I LOVE the fence photos. I try not to be self-conscious taking pictures eventhough other people stare at me too ;-)

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