I do not have mood to pose today to a photo...
An other kind impession from Amsterdam.
From the Rijksmuseum's garden...
Ferdinand Leenhoff's (1841-1914) Mercurius sculpture is visible on the picture. The bronze sculpture made in 1898.
One of the least known sightseeing attractions in Amsterdam is the garden by the Rijksmuseum. This attractive garden features beautifully cared for flowerbeds, fountains and summerhouses, but also a collection of sculptures.
The 'ruins' in this garden are especially worth mentioning. A curious collection of building fragments from old-Holland was brought together at the end of the last century from all over the country. The result is a collection of five centuries of Dutch architecture - everything from Gothic pillars from Edam to 17th century city gates from cities such as Groningen and Deventer.
Of special interest is the 'Fragments Building': pilasters, gables, lion masks and festoons from monuments, which were pulled down in the last century. Entrance to the garden is free from Tuesday-Saturday between 10 AM - 5 PM and Sundays and holidays between 1-5 PM
The Rijksmuseum is the largest museum in the Netherlands, with more than a million visitors each year. The Rijksmuseum is a familiar Amsterdam landmark and possesses an unrivalled collection of Dutch art, from early religious works to the masterpieces of the Golden Age.
Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum was designed by the architect Pierre Cuypers (1827-1921). Intended to house the nation's art collection, the building was opened on 13 July 1885. Plans to build a new museum had first been proposed in the 1850s and 60s; in 1875 a competition was held to find a design. The city of Amsterdam, in addition to presenting its painting collection, also reserved a plot of land for the building on the edge of the old city in the projected southern extension. The museum would be the link between the two districts. In fact, Cuypers's winning design included a road passing through the middle of the museum.
Cuypers's design for the Rijksmuseum was based on a simple principle: a rectangle with two courtyards. He located the museum galleries around the courtyards, giving each room ample daylight. In the centre, above the road that passed through the building, came a 'gallery of honour'. At the end of this gallery Cuypers planned a room for the Night Watch. As construction work proceeded, extra functions were added to the building, including a library and two art colleges. These extensions raised the price of the Rijksmuseum well over the original budget of one million guilders: eventually, it cost 2.8 million. Cuypers's courtyards were roofed over in 1962 and 1969. This created a large area for new rooms, although the clarity of the design was lost. (Source: Rijksmuseum.nl & amsterdam.info)
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robertosalguero (284) 2009-03-05 1:07
Interesting and relaxed position to assume the statue ;-) This is a good composition showing excellent light and details. The person in red standout in this greyish background. Good perspective of this moment and place George :-)
ktanska (27336) 2009-03-05 1:18
Well spotted photo opportunity. Superb title! And she might be thinking: 'OK, there's always something else to shoot.' Simple background doesn't steal the attention.
amaryllis (36809) 2009-03-05 1:59
une superbe photo et cadrage de cette sculpture de Mercure avec le musée en arrière plan je pense et une belle posture de Mercure
une bonne netteté et des couleurs naturelles
une excellente composition
a nice day for you
JanD (0) 2009-03-05 2:47
Wonderful sculpture. Original background. Nice light, bright and colors.
ChrisJ (112373) 2009-03-05 5:25
An exhaustively informative note with very good sharpness & composition. The classical sculpted statue, is well placed in the frame, at the 1/3 axis on the left. Tfs!
danos (96772) 2009-03-05 11:03
clever your title in combination with the pose of the statue.I think that he's talking to the other statue 'head' on the right and don't baffle to shot him.Well done.
hay_kes (31344) 2009-03-05 12:14
Hi dear George,
Very interesting capture vith great graphism and textures.TFS.
Have a beautiful day,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-03-05 15:01
Good evening George,
It is as an image of Amsterdam, less spectacular as the frontages and the canals, but esthetic and carried out well, and amusing too. A pleasant work.
ifanik (21679) 2009-03-05 21:04
Very nice glance of this statue
I like the background
jjcordier (79297) 2009-03-05 23:02
La composition est vraiment excellente avec cette statue semblant jeter un regard agacé vers ce photographe qui l'ignore ostensiblement . bien joué...et en plus la photo est très esthétique et tu as exploité au mieux le graphisme des différents éléments présents.
paura (47186) 2009-03-06 8:19
Very interesting composition here, friend. The girl's head looks like a ball waiting for any action from the metal man.
mauro61 (52855) 2009-03-06 10:30
simpatica immagine ben colta...ci guardiamo sempre in giro e come cacciatori catturiamo le prede :))
ottimo lavoro, un caro saluto
danyy (0) 2009-03-29 23:07
la grande qualité de cette photo est sa netteté, par contre je trouve que cette statue présente mal devant cette grosse masse rouge qu'est ce mur peu gracieux.
Un gestion parfaite des lumières.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-03-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Artwork
- Camera: Canon Digital EOS350D
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-05 1:00