Monday, November 9, 2015

Last Little Bit of Amsterdam


 Saw this sign above a shop door.
 Bronze statues of soldiers depicting Rembrandt's Night Watch painting at Rembrandtplein, Rembrandt Square, Amsterdam
 The walls of Starbucks, lined with gingerbread moulds.

 Royal lampposts on the bridge across from the Ballet and Opera Hall.
 Yes, this little pub is crooked.

 Beautiful but expensive wool and yarns.
 I'm sure everyone loves a macaroon.
 This wall hanging is made in Orissa, East of India.
The women in the village worked together to make this.
They also work on the land and if have the time, they did this needlework.
It took 3 months to complete.
110 x 300cm, 100% cotton 

We look down on this leadlight window from our 5th floor room.


The 2 quilt shops in Amsterdam, conveniently next door to each other.
Within 10 mins walk from Damm Square.
Top one sells all bright's etc.
The one above sells reproductions etc.
If you can't find what you want at one, they tell you to try next door.
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All packed, didn't have to expand the cases, so very little "retail therapy" over the last 3 weeks..
Currently watching re-runs of M.A.S.H.  after a lovely seafood final dinner.
Pick up in the morning 7.30am then flight to Singapore.
On the down hill run to home.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your trip. It looks like you had a wonderful time exploring. Safe trip home.

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  2. Love the gingerbread moulds and the lamp posts and the crooked building and just everything else. Looking forward to you being home with lots more to tell.

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  3. Hurrah! A quilt shop at last. Dying to see what you chose to bring home.

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