Thursday, July 7, 2016

I Am sterdam

My journey continued from the south of the Netherlands to the north... well... specifically Amsterdam. I'm a big fan of Rembrandt's works so the Hermitage and the Rijks museum was definitely on the list. It rained 75% of my time there so spending my time in the museums was going to take up most of my time there. This part of my trip is just a touch and go. As long as I get to visit the museums, I am happy. :) 

Here are my excerpts from the trip: 

Huge group portraits were a very common thing in the history of the Dutch. Here's a whole hall filled with them! 

Okay, I'm glad I don't have to carry this when I go around doing plein air. 

Here's the line of people waiting to view Rembrandt's The Night Watch.

These were selling at the museum shops. Too cute!! 

Love the pretty looking buildings all over Amsterdam, especially those beside the canals. :)

And here... a sketch of it.

Passing by an antique shop, I see a vintage human anatomical study set for sale. 

Here's sketching while coffee-ing at Vinnies. I was sketching this from the outside when it decided to drizzle 20 mins into the sketch. 

My favourite Dutch super market chain, Albert Heijn, has a mini cafe area that serves up a pretty good brew. I'm there everyday for my meals. Everyday. 

It took me awhile to locate the famous set of buildings. And then I had to wait for the rain to stop to sketch this piece. ;) 

A view from my room. Great to be able to sketch from a different perspective! 

 This is the Vinnie's time-lapse I did. 

Next stop... St Petersburg.

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