Rhine River Cruise and Israel-Day 10

Tuesday was our last day in Amsterdam.  We started the day with a visit to the Van Gogh Museum. It is a wonderful museum and I was in awe when I stood in front of the Sunflowers. An entire exhibit was dedicated to Van Gogh’s final tormented years before he finally shot himself at age.  In order to speed the process of uploading, I seem to have inadvertently erased most of my pictures from the museum from my memory card.  I won’t do that again At least it’s only from one of the many places we’ve visited!

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Because I have been learning photography, saw the parallels between the two art forms, painting and photography, for the first time as I viewed the amazing art on this trip. I found myself looking for the artist’s use of light and shadows and various techniques of composition such as leading lines, placement of subjects, and use of space as I studied the paintings.

Liquid refreshment and a taxi ride between excursions–

In the afternoon Clifford and I made our way to a shop called Mek which had been recommended by a very nice department store clerk. We wanted to buy some of the Rosenthal city cups which we collect and can’t get in the States. The shop does not carry the cups, but the extremely nice owner, Gerard is ordering four for us and shipping them to our home. We conversed with him for a long time, learning something about his life in Holland and his business as well as politics, the refugee situation and other topics.

Amsterdam is FULL of bikers and they don’t stop for pedestrians.  You have to look very carefully before crossing the street!


Bikers in Amsterdam

We returned to the Marriott, hung out in lounge there and at the airport with Ellen and Neal and boarded our overnight flight to Tel Aviv.

About Susan Gutterman

I am an amateur photographer and occasional blogger, living in northern California. I also enjoy reading, walking, traveling, volunteering and spending time with my family and my yellow lab, Gabby.
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