Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sightseeing and setting up the apartment

We were settling into our apartment and decided we needed a few things.  As usual I write a list...desk for art, folding chair, tray for kitchen and patio table and chairs.  I told our landlady that we were having a party for my birthday and she lent us two chairs that she said we could keep on the patio...check got chairs.  We ride off to the hardware store to pick up the rest.  On the way we find a door that could be the desk and we just get some folding legs for under and that should be okay.  Arnt puts it under his arm and starts heading off on his bike.  I spy another pile of stuff (like New York you can put larger stuff out on the curb once a week) and in the pile is a desk for art, folding chair, tray for kitchen and patio table! I am not we put down the door and took the rest!
Our Mantle
Folding Chair

Patio Table

Here are some photos of art we have seen so far...

Love this so much!


Arnt as public art
Ride through Vondel Park
At the library
Gals wining in the window
Boys praying to the beer god!
Rob too big for boat!

Doorways have protectors

A visit to the oldest church in Amsterdam....
No nails in the stairway

Lots of wood in the ceiling and stone crypts in the floor.
 A trip to Zaanse Schans to see the windmills and old town....
An oil windmill and a sawmill windmill.     
Sawing up the log.
Making klompen
I got me a big pair of klompen
The end of a great day!


  1. Nothing like finding things for free to give that yippee feeling! Your life in Amsterdam sounds wonderful and makes me want to take a sabbatical too.

  2. I LOVE those chairs at the library!!!

  3. You all look SUPER happy! W & I are going to the VAG opening of Mattise this week...there's a couple Van Gough's, Picasso's, Renoir's. I'm super excited and may cry at the sight of them. We'll be thinking about you over there in that landscape of an impressionist's dream...
    PS. nice shoes

  4. Love the photos, the stairs are cool and the beer gods... Well nuff said