Meeting Rembrandt and his Friends

19 Sept. Finally Rembrandt came alive! After a boat ride around the city in River Amstel, Carlos and I went to the Rijks Museum (pronounced Rex Museum), where all these great masters are seated in their elevated thrones. 

Some 30-40 feet wide paintings! Incredible! In a four-flour museum, I could visit only 5-6 halls on the second floor! If time and euros permit me, I could spend a few weeks there!

Image

On the bank of river Amstel

Image

River Amstel home to many a rich building

Image

Image

Image

Image

 

Our boatman took us to safety

Image

Over a thousand bridges over hundred+ canals in Amsterdam

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

This boat of sixteenth or seventeenth century was destroyed; hence the unemployed youth of Amsterdam rebuilt it themselves!

Image

Image

Image

Image

The mint tower, where coins were minted during the war with Britain and France

Image

In the sea (oh, river!)

Image

Chinese Royal Palace duplicated in river Amstel; while the original can accommodate 5,000 people at a time to feed, this one here, can contain 700 people.

Image

 

The military ship builder

Image

Image

The Beginof, a secular movement which started in Netherlands in the 13th century. visited their house, too.

Image

The Rijk Museum

Image

People travel by bicycles, here, like nowhere else!

Image

 

Painting of the Dutch ship in the calm

Image

 

Actual boat in the river Amstel!

Image

Image

 

This is also not a painting! 

Image

Image

 

Back to the museum: to get description of a painting, please place your cursor on the image, and see the description coming up at the bottom of your screen 

Image

Image

Image

 

This is only a cafeteria! (above)

Image

Image

Image

 

Pictures below are of St Francis Xavier church managed by the Jesuits in Amsterdam, over the Singel. The church is a historic one with over 400 years’ history

Image

Image

Image

 

Back to paintings:

Image

Image

ImageImage

Image

Image

ImageImage

Image

ImageImage

Image

Image

Image

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s