Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Stedelijk Museum:


Completed in 2012, the Stedelijk Museum is slowly but surely being absorbed within and by the entities that so proudly surround it. Now, anchoring the southwestern edge of Musemplein, this shiny new house for contemporary art within the city of Amsterdam is settling into its new home. Each day, as I cycle past it, the early morning colors of the autumnal sunlight that it so effortlessly reflects, changes and undulates as the sun strengthens. The museum is a canvas for the ever ephemeral light that radiates toward Earth from the welkin. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Astounding Autumn:


On days like today in Amsterdam, everywhere one looks, no matter which direction, moments of autumnal beauty and bliss are to be found; the play of shadows on the sidewalks; the morning mist hovering above the city's canals; and the clear blue skies of a city waking-up to say hello. The city is in the midst of transformation. After about 18 hours spent flying, and 24 hours in total spent traveling, I'm back in Amsterdam after visiting Hong Kong and Singapore. Though Amsterdam is far-far removed from the tropics, I'm happy to be back and out of the humidity and 32C weather that permeates that Asian region... as someone noted of Amsterdam's rather cold and autumn infused weather, as we disembarked the airplane and walked down the gangway into Schipol, this city's airport: 'Hey! It's like free air-conditioning.' It's nice to be home.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013