I celebrated my Christmas by attending the symphony. This was held in a gorgeous concert hall that made me feel as if I should be wearing some type of gown of fineish material. Of course rather than wearing a fabulous gown I was nearly falling asleep because I was naughty and celebrated Christmas Eve by having a drink or ten. But for the record I actually like the symphony. I however do not like the Dutch custom of at least five ovations after each piece. That's not an exaggeration.
Here I've thrown in a classic Dutch photo for you. That's pretty much all I have to say. Well besides the fact that I didn't notice how gross the water looked in real life.
This is the Rijksmuseum and it's home to lots of famous shit like Rembrandt's "Night Watch." Of course it's actually closed for renovation so I paid €12 to see a small portion of artwork and wait in line for two hours.
In addition to seeing the masters, I attended the Cobra museum which celebrates a modern art movement. Cobra stands for Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam and was basically a clique for really cool artists.
|Cobra Museum, Amstelveen|
This is modern art. Or something that would be really weird if you were drunk.
|Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam|
This is also modern art. It's a collection of people's heights marked on all four walls of a room. Somewhere in this mumbo gumbo is my name. Yup, just a face in the crowd.
This is my Dad's hometown, Utrecht. I'll now be obvious and point out that it was foggy.