Sunday, April 5, 2015

Hacquartstraat's Square:

The square at one end of Hacquartstraat isn't even a square; it's more like an extended piece of sidewalk, just in front of the brick housing buildings that align it; the square is actually a half circle, or perhaps a bit more than a half, whose edges are lined with the most amazingly simple wooden benches; the backs of each bench can be repositioned; they can be pushed forward to sit on the benches while looking out, away from the square; the other direction of the bench backs, allows one to sit facing the square; a square that's kaleidoscopic in its offerings, and countless in its possibility for reconfiguration, make it one of my favorites in all of Amsterdam. Luckily, it's nearly always, empty. Meaning, that on most occasions, I have it to myself.