Flower Market

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  • Day39

    Flowers, Photography and Books

    October 12, 2017 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Relaxed start, but trained in to Amsterdam for midday. Lots of tourists (and there's presumably more in the main season). Bit overwhelming at first but nice streets and strolls. Overall did feel relatively touristy and there were more tourist traps than normal places (at least where we walked).

    Had some frites (fries) with sauce in a cone - yum. Then continued strolling and ended up at the flower market. Pretty. Stopped at the Christmas shop (so much easier than Paris). Nice shop and some nice ornaments. Undecided yet on what we'll get. They have some ones by Jim Shore (famous-ish?) - but most are on pricey side (although better than Harrods which were pricey but average). Saw lots of the Royal Blue Dutch things - quite pretty.

    Wandered over to FOAM - a photography art gallery. Bit expensive for the size but still nice - and nice having a break from the masses. Had exhibits from a bunch of young talented photographers from all over the globe, and an exhibit on André Kertész, a Hungarian photographer born in 1894 (some beautiful black and white photos).

    Some of the young ones were cool - particularly an Iranian taking photos of petrol smugglers (a dangerous profession caused by low petrol prices in Iran and low employment, with demand for petrol in Pakistan high).

    Also one by a Polish artist who used typical American Suburbia 1950's photos of happy people and then distorted them in humorous ways to change the meaning entirely.

    Also one by a Mexican woman who felt that in the early days of photography, women were the subject of the lens versus the photographer. She also explored how the image of women were male-defined. She took the photos of these women through the ages and tweaked them to strengthen  and unobjectify them. Very interesting!

    Finished up, ate sandwiches and continued walking. Found a used bookstore with heaps of levels and lots of English books. Not dirt cheap, but still fine, and great to discover the unexpected 4 levels (and with alphabetical sorting). They even had a Juliet Marillier book (Dunedin/Australian writer who went to OGHS)! Got ourselves a couple of books and went on our way back to Haarlem - train easy to use so far.

    Home cooked meal for us tonight! Bolognese which was good and some real Italian wine (even managed to de cork it more or less properly).
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  • Day2

    Amsterdam: Mercato dei fiori

    August 12, 2015 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Non si può dire di aver visitato Amsterdam senza essere andati al famoso Mercato dei Fiori. Il Bloemenmarkt di Amsterdam è un mercato di fiori unico in tutto il mondo perché è galleggiante! Il mercato infatti si snoda su zattere lungo il canale Singel, nell’area tra Muntplein e Koningsplein, e per questo motivo è anche il più conosciuto e visitato in tutta l’Olanda.
    Il mercato dei fiori di Amsterdam è un mercato permanente, aperto tutti i giorni dalla mattina fino al pomeriggio, più o meno fino alle 17:00-17:30. Dal 1862 i colori e i profumi dei fiori del Bloemenmarkt sono uno spettacolo per gli abitanti di Amsterdam e per i viaggiatori e i turisti, per i quali è una delle mete più suggestive della capitale olandese.
    Qui si possono trovare i meravigliosi tulipani, che dal Cinquecento sono considerati il fiore nazionale olandese, ma anche piante, arbusti e bulbi di vari tipi, che sicuramente possono diventare un regalo originale per i vostri amici e parenti. Nel mercato dei fiori inoltre si possono trovare inoltre souvenir e artigianato tipico olandese, curiosando anche nei negozietti e nelle botteghe di fronte al mercato.
    Se la passeggiata vi ha messo appetito, approfittatene per assaggiare le pannekoeken dolci o salate: sono simili a dei pancake e davvero gustose.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Flower Market, Blumenmarkt, Bloemenmarkt

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