Monday, February 28, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Rijksmuseum at Museumplein:

On clear and sunny February days–when no clouds are in sight–Amsterdam shines. And the Rijksmuseum is no exception. Yet February is also my least favorite month; the city is nearly always covered in a blanket of gray. Almost all of the city's vegetation is at its most morbid state, and the sun sets around 16:00–and the lack of light leaves the soul thirsty for signs, any sign, of spring...

Monday, February 21, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Charles Dickens' Deventer:

Back in December 2010, I went to Deventer, in Overijssel, for the city's annual Dickens FestijnIt's basically one large recreation of Dickens' Victorian-era England, right inside Deventer's oh-so-charmingly-beautiful city center. The city was part of the Hanseatic League, meaning the city was wealthy during its hey-day, occurring throughout the thirteenth through seventeenth centuries. These days that wealth translates to beautifully restored homes, complete with the most spectacular gables. Deventer is a pleasant surprise.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011