Thursday, April 15, 2010
Museum construction site
This is not a great year to visit Amsterdam for the museums, not if you are expecting to see the major ones. The Van Gogh is going strong, but the exhibits at both the famous Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk are mere fractions of their normal collections as grand expansion plans are underway. One corner (SW) of Museumplein is surrounded by construction equipment and barricades, and the usual "how much longer?!" type graffiti scrawled around the temporary walls. This particular wall on Van Baerlestraat, though, is really a work of art in itself. Somebody painted what I assume are the likenesses of some of the workers on the project, and I wanted to be sure to capture it before they took the wall down.