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Tag Archives: my neighborhood
Although somebody must be utterly gutted – It did cheer me up – The sunny quality of this cake, out on the street, on a grey day, can not be ignored. Includes an intriguing little mind jog – the right … Continue reading
Looking at my latest post – the view across the canal from my room on the top floor – I wondered about the barracks that once stood there when it was home to a cavalerie division. I went to The … Continue reading
I came across this lively bunch yesterday, while cycling east of Amsterdam: The cows were brought out into the fields for the first time this year – May 9th 2020 – and they are loving it 🙂 In … Continue reading
It’s Light Festival time in Amsterdam, a period in winter when the work of (young) light artists is on show along the canals to brighten up the long nights. You can take the boat tour Water colours or do the walking tour Illuminate to … Continue reading
My neighborhood museum is the Tropen Museum and it is one of Europe’s leading ethnographic museums, renowned for its collection. The permanent and temporary exhibitions display (art) objects, photographs, music and film from non-western cultures. A recent show was about Body … Continue reading
A selection of work by artists who take part in the two-year residency program of the Rijksakademie voor beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam.
The picture above shows the artist’s studio inside The Mouse House – the incredible work of art by Karina Schaapman. The house is 2 meters wide by 3 meters tall and has over 100 rooms (!). There’s also a picture book … Continue reading