Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cologne and Amsterdam

On Sunday we walked into Cologne in the light rain. It was good to see the cathedral but as it was Sunday it was only possible to have a short peek inside as there was a service. We enjoyed wandering through Cologne's amazing museum with so many Roman and medieval bits and pieces.



We arrived in Amsterdam on Monday on the ship and went on a tour of the city. We enjoyed seeing the Rembrandts at the Rijksmuseum and went on a canal boat ride. Yesterday we walked and walked!! We loved seeing all the Van Gogh paintings. There were so many to see including lots of earlier works. Mind you, we had seen the best ones in Canberra just last year.

 Look at all these lovely blue and white goodies.
It was good to see the "wonky" houses and the canals too. We did see a few "coffee shops" too with lots of people enjoying the experience. It has been "fun" dodging the many bikes!

In the afternoon, I went to the Anne Frank Museum which is in the house where they hid and where Anne wrote her wonderful diary. It was so sad but also wonderful to see the photos and the actual house.

3 comments:

janelle said...

Great to hear about Amsterdam. Brings back memories.

janelle said...

Great new pictures too!Lovely to see where you are.

scott davidson said...

What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT475.
The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.