Well, I seem recently to have developed insomnia. But despite the meager rest I’m getting, I got stuff done today. Got up at 10, ate breakfast, and then headed out on my bike to make up for all the sighseeing I’ve skipped out on during the past week. The other day I bought a Museumjaarkaart, so I get into most museums in the Netherlands for free for the next year, and it only E22.
First stop was Rembrandthuis, which was neat. I saw a demo on how etching works (which of course I already know quite well). It made me miss the printing studio. But the guy who did the demo was American, and I thought how cool that job would be. Hang out in a museum and print Rembrandt plates twice an hour. Super.
Next was FOAM, the photography museum. There were a few artists highlighted there, and it was very nice. Then I went to Liedesplein for lunch and a bit of wandering. After I went to the Huis Marseille on Kaizergracht. The photo exhibit there was about water. The first artist documented the dyke renovations going on in Holland. Then there were some very large scale C-prints of waves, and then canals in Tokyo. My favorite was an American artist who made 2×3″ closeups of the black Thames water and added about 40 footnotes to each print; they were musings and ramblings about the water, and how the dirty river isn’t really water.
After that I planned on going to Electric Ladyland, but I must have gotten the location wrong because I couldn’t find it. So now I’m waiting for my roommate (there are only 2 of us in the 16-bed room) to get back so we can go out together. Juli’s going to buy a loofa sponge tonight, because I am getting a little grody.