Amsterdam is celebrating today October 27th its 740th Birthday. On this date in the year 1275 the town was officially exempt from tolls.and has given its inhabitants the right to transport their goods through the then existing County of Holland.
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam was built 1876 and belongs to the most important museums in the world. The museum has on display 8.000 objects of art with masterpieces from Rembrandt, Vermeer, van Dyck and others.
Single exposure – just basic development from raw.
Zeedijk, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
This is one of the oldest neighborhoods of Amsterdam and is one of the rare areas where you see water right up next to houses. Some call this particular area “Little Venice”
Almost 20 years ago, I spent a couple of months in Amsterdam (and I had a veeery good time). Recently, I went there to visit the city again and to do some architectural photography. As a result, I will show a new series called “My Mokum” with pics from Amsterdam.
By the way: “Mokum” originally is a Yiddish word. Locals use it as a name for Amsterdam.
I was inspired by taking this picture by Dutch photographer Michiel Buijse who asked how the Dutch sky would look without light pollution. The answer is beityful like Holland’s Golden Age cities and towns.