Saturday, June 4, 2011

Cycling Toward the Tropenmuseum:


The Mauritskade in Amsterdam Oost is slowly but surely becoming one of my favorite spaces and places to frolic along. The ways in which the trees align its edge, abutting the nearby water, and with their monumental branches hovering over the bike path below, makes it seem as if cycling toward the Tropenmuseum entails passing through a magical portal toward another world: the city's center.