donderdag 12 september 2013

Views from a canalhouse

The Huis Marseille, is Amsterdam's first photography museum where for more than ten years now it has offered varied exhibitions. It is situated in a beautiful but small canalhouse. They have expanded now the building by buying the canalhouse nextdoor and made one museum of the two canalhouses. You can walk from the one into the other. I went for the photo exhibitions of course but I couldn't  keep my eyes of the views outside. I could imagine I lived there and watched out of the windows.This is the basement which is below streetlevel.


A view at the canal.

The opposite side has some pretty houses.

At the top floor I had a look over the trees which were huge.

And looking down.

This is in the backgarden next to the huge tree I had seen on the top floor.

And the garden with a nice pavilion.

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  1. This is just so beautiful - if this is your home, it is amazing. I love the work on the building, the view and especially the garden. Very nice photos.

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    1. It is not my home, I only day dreamed to live there....

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  2. It would be nice to live there, with all of the views. how was the exhibit...I hope you will also show us a few of your favorite pictures.....Janey

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  3. it must have been so wonderful to live there, back in the day. You really get the best of all worlds, tucked away in there amongst all your neighbors.

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  4. Love the views of the canal house but the best is that garden.

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  5. Wat een groen! En een prachtig uitzicht.

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  6. nice!! i want to go there too!
    my parents went recently but they were disappointed with the photo exhibit (i think there were US photos from.... hmm, i forgot). anyways, did you like it?

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    1. It was all about dutch photography, but it was a bit disappointing indeed, many abstract photos which I don't like so much.

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  7. That one bicycle is almost over the side into the water which made me think. I wonder how many bicycles are in the canals of the Netherlands?

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    1. There are many of them in the water indeed, once in a while a boat digs them up and you see a huge amount of bicycles on it and also other stuff. People throw lots of thing in the canals.

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  8. Love the way you framed the scene of bicycles in the top photo. The building and surroundings look very interesting.

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  9. I'm always amazed at the settings of your museums . It's a beautiful area both front and back. Fitting for photography

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  10. Dearest Marianne,
    Yeah, the Dutch have the highest concentration of museums in the world! http://www.holland.com/global/tourism/article/did-you-know.htm
    One never gets bored inside this relative tiny country!
    These canal houses have quite a view from their lovely windows. Especially the first photo, showing those antique indoor shutters. I remember ours when I was a little girl. But they got replaced by bigger and modern windows, killing in fact the charm of the house.
    How many stories did the museum have in total? Where you took that photo with the view over those huge trees...
    Thanks for sharing always interesting points from my birth country!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Yes it is so special to walk through a canal house and have a look outside. We don't always realize we have so many museums, it is so familiar for us to go and see all kind of different museums. I really like it.

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  11. That first picture is a real gem, it says so much about Amsterdam.

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