Netherlands
Bioscoop Pathé Tuschinski

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  • Day16

    Amsterdam, Day 2

    September 26, 2019 in the Netherlands ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    We reckon that have just discovered the most unhelpful and incompetent organisation in Australia
    The first hour after breakfast, when we should have been enjoying the sights of Amsterdam consisted instead of Brian bellowing down the phone to the people at Virgin Global Wallet and Virgin Frequent Flyer. This saga had been going on for three days without resolution. It could be the subject of its own blog, but the upshot was that we needed to transfer the funds from Mary's stolen Global Wallet card to Brian's, which was running low. It should be a routine online transaction, but it required the Virgin people to update Mary's mobile number before that could take place. Numerous lengthy phone calls to Australia followed by repeated assurances from the Virgin people that the problem was fixed instead resulted in zero progress.

    Having made as much progress as we could with the useless clowns at Virgin we set out to explore another area of Amsterdam, this time the Museum district. What better place to start than the world-famous Rijkmuseum? It's housed in one of Amsterdam's most spectacular buildings, and that's saying something. We finished up spending quite a few hours there, all of it on the second floor, which is given over to art and other creations of the 17th century.

    Of course this very much includes Rembrandt, many of whose original paintings are housed there. It was interesting to see his most famous work, the Night Watch. It is held within a large glass enclosure, which keeps visitors a good five metres away from it At any one time there would have been several dozen people standing in front of the enclosure, which we took to be a big crowd. However one of the attendants who started chatting with us told us that it was exceptionally quiet that day . She said that at the height of the tourist season the crowds viewing that famous painting were many times bigger than that. We certainly wouldn't have enjoyed it nearly as much under such conditions.

    Something which particularly interested Brian was the large machine positioned in front of the painting, but obscuring only one small part of it. Millimetre by millimetre it is scanning the very large canvas, using Xrays, we think to analyse the paints and pigments . This is all in preparation for some restoration work.

    We spent the next few hours up to the 5pm closing time admiring many of the wonderful works on display in the museum . And that was only one of the three floors of this great institution . Afterwards we wandered around the museum precinct, thinking about all the other museums which we'd really like to see. Top of the list would have to be the Van Gogh museum. That will have to wait until our next visit.
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  • Day1

    Auf nach Amsterdam

    August 22, 2015 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Auf der Geburtstagsfeier meiner Schwester gab es einige Partypizzen. Ein paar Reststücke waren schnell eingepackt und versorgten uns während der Fahrt. Wir besichtigten die Innenstadt, tranken etwas und ließen den Abend entspannt ausklingen. 🤓Read more

  • Day3

    Amsterdam

    January 28, 2016 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☀️ 7 °C

    Finalmente il sole! E che sole! Una giornata spettacolare, anche se molto fredda. Peccato sia stata rovinata dalla rottura del mio giaccone caldo e comodo...

    Esco ancora prima delle 8 per godermi la luce mattutina. Passeggio dall'hotel fino ai canali e alle 9,30 sono tra i primi ad entrare anche al Van Gogh Museum. Peccato per i vetri!!!

    Museumplein è un posto bellissimo di aggregazione. Che bella la pista di pattinaggio.

    Alle 11,30 sono al Museum Van Loon bellissimo con la cucina originale e tutti le stanze arredate...

    Poi una lunghissima camminata per vedere la parte est da Rembrandtplein, Nieuwmarkt,

    Ho mangiato i pancake da Pancake House Upstairs, troppo bello!
    Il Bloemenmarkt, la vista da Blue Amsterdam, i negozi di formaggio e poi ancora il Bejinhof, il Jordan e finalmente la casa di Anne Frank!
    Concludo la serata a de Dam e torno nel mio bellissimo hotel.
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  • Day15

    On the move again

    September 25, 2019 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    A leisurely pack and checkout, and we were off to the airport. We got there with plenty of time to spare so Brian decided this was a good opportunity to look for a replacement camera. While so many people are happy to use their phones for taking holiday snaps Brian isn't. There is insufficient control over the camera settings and, more importantly, it is very hard to see the screen in bright sunlight.

    Barcelona Terminal 1 is huge and very modern, and once we'd passed through all the immigration and security checks we were confronted with a large array of shops selling all sorts of luxury goods. In that regard it was similar to any number of large international airports. Up till now we hadn't spotted any camera stores, but surely this would be the place to get a camera - or so we thought.

    After walking for what seemed like many kilometres in the departures hall all we were able to spot were two smallish shops, both part of the same group, which had a handful of camera models for sale, but were mostly concentrating on other electronic devices. In fact they had a total of five camera models in stock, all of them from Canon. So, without any chance for product or price research we bought a Canon. When we commented to the salesperson that there was such a poor selection of models his comment was that this was the first camera he'd sold there in over a year. Amazing! Unfortunately, as we were flying within the European Union we couldn't even claim the gst.

    The Vuelling flight was uneventful, though typically for a bare-bones airline they even slugged us for a bit of warmish orange juice. On arrival, after lining up with lots of other people in the wet weather for our hotel's courtesy bus it finally arrived, though it required about an hour's wait. (Every other hotel's buses seem to have been and gone a couple of times during our wait).

    The 17 story hotel turned out to be extremely busy, but our room was generously large and very comfortable. It's one of those ultra-trendy ultra-chic places where everything is brilliant except for the lighting which puts important areas such as the wardrobe in almost complete darkness. We had a late night beautiful overpriced ($27) hamburger each, unpacked then hit the sack. At this stage all we'd seen of Amsterdam was rain and darkness, so we were looking forward to exploring the city the next day.
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Bioscoop Pathé Tuschinski, Bioscoop Pathe Tuschinski, Tuschinski Theater

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