PHOTOS FROM THE RIJKMUSEUM

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FIRSTLY, I HAVE TO APOLOGISE THAT SOME OF THESE PHOTOS ARE SLIGHTLY OUT OF FOCUS, IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO GET DECENT PICTURES SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THE CROWDS AROUND, I MADE THE EDITORIAL DECISION TO KEEP THE OUT OF FOCUS PICTURES IN, JUST BECAUSE THE PAINTINGS THRILLED ME. THE NIGHT WATCH WAS UNDERGOING RESTORATION, SO THE IMAGE IS BLOCKED BY THE CAMERA WHICH WAS TAKING MINUTE IMAGES OF THE SURFACE OF THE PAINTING.

THE RIJKMUEUM IS A PALACE OF ART, BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED IN 2010, IT CONTAINS THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF THE OLD DUTCH MASTERS IN THE WORLD. DUTCH PAINTINGS SPEAK MUCH MORE TO ME THAN THE ITALIAN OLD MASTERS, SIMPLY BECAUSE THE DUTCH VERSION OF LIFE IS MORE IN KEEPING WITH MY OWN… IN BIRMINGHAM WE DON’T HAVE BRIGHT MEDITERRANEAN SUNSHINE, BUT WE DO HAVE COLD WIND, RAIN AND SNOW…

I HOPE YOU ENJOY THESE PICTURES, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ART THE RIJKMUSEUM IS LIKE VISITING ROME FOR CHRISTIANS.

DALE ‘M WE WITH ‘J’ (WHO WILL BE MORTIFIED I SLIPPED A PICTURE OF HER IN HERE, HEHE)

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