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Street art in Amsterdam

7 Jun
Amsterdam street art Reguliers Dwarsstraat

Rainbow brother

To wrap up this week of holiday snapshots I have some very beautiful examples of street art for you, found in Amsterdam, on Reguliers Dwarsstraat, on just one wall. They are a series of wonderful portraits, done with stencils, both in black and white and in color… (note the attention that has been paid to the background!)

Amsterdam street art Reguliers Dwarsstraat

Yearning child

Amsterdam street art Reguliers Dwarsstraat

Kid at play

Amsterdam street art Reguliers Dwarsstraat

Lady in Blue

Amsterdam street art Reguliers Dwarsstraat

The DJ

Lats but not least, the full view. Gorgeous, isn’t it?

Amsterdam street art Reguliers Dwarsstraat

Reguliers Dwarsstraat

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Museum snaps

6 Jun
Amsterdam Rijksmuseum Details Spaces

The new courtyard

While in Amsterdam last week, I made it a point to revisit the recently reopened Rijksmuseum and have a look at the collections as well as the way the building has been refurbished. I was not disappointed. Here are some details I wanted to share with you: museum snaps. Enjoy!

Amsterdam Rijksmuseum Details Spaces

Step windows

Amsterdam Rijksmuseum Details Spaces

Courtyard vista

Amsterdam Rijksmuseum Details Spaces

Ladies in the window

Amsterdam Rijksmuseum Details Spaces

Stained sponsors

Amsterdam Rijksmuseum Details Spaces

Vaulted ceiling

Amsterdam Rijksmuseum Details Spaces

The Night Watch

Amsterdam signs

5 Jun
Amsterdam walls messages and signs

Occupational signs

Walking around in Amsterdam (as you do, and I certainly did) last weekend, I noticed a handful of signs that I thought worth sharing. Typical from the Golden Age are the signs depicting various occupations, and these are grouped together on the corner of the Amsterdam Museum. The other one, much more combative, if you will, I spotted just a few corners further up the road. Although the fact that it had been left discarded, leaning against the wall, might mean that the war against nature is truly over! ;)

Amsterdam walls messages and signs

The war is over

Playground pets

4 Jun
Amsterdam painted animals murals street art

Watchful red

While in Amsterdam last weekend, I spent some time with my nephew and niece at one of the city’s many well-appointed playgrounds, in particular the one at Weteringschans, where gorgeous murals livened up the brick walls on one of its sides with some playground pets. Simply wonderful!

Amsterdam painted animals murals street art

Piggy back

Mosaic spheres

3 Jun
Mosaic spheres on Museum plein in Amsterdam

Mirrors

Happy Monday, everyone! I have been away on a short trip, and in the next days I will share some impressions with you. Starting today, with some mosaic spheres which I found on a very famous square… can you guess where I was these days?

Mosaic spheres on Museum plein in Amsterdam

Eye see you!

As far as eyes go, brown has always been my favourite color, so it’s not surprising that this one caught my eye!

Mosaic spheres on Museum plein in Amsterdam

Canal houses

With this housey sphere, I think you can pretty much guess where I have been. And if not, the one below will leave no doubt whatsoever! ;)

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

Mosaic spheres on Museum plein in Amsterdam

I amsterdam

PS: the square is Museum plein in Amsterdam, behind the recently reopened Rijksmuseum. Check out their virtual tour by clicking on this link – you’ll love it!

Souvenirs

10 Sep copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Marnix Plein

Hello everyone! I’m back! Well, sort of… I’m still getting into the swing of things, but feeling more grounded now. To kick-start the ‘after-the-holidays season’, I thought I’d share some of my holiday souvenirs with you. (We all bring something home with us from our holidays don’t we?) Ready? Here we go!

I love cycling, and was drawn to the sign (above) indicating a bicycle parking. Simple but very effective, right? The profusion of flowers, painted on the side walks along Vijzelstraat and Weteringschans were another welcome surprise, and I just couldn’t resist bringing some home with me,in the form of a snapshot…

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Weteringschans

On the Herengracht I was suddenly reminded of one of my favourite street artists, C215

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