“My” two photographers were unavailable, so husband Ron stepped in again. No matter how much he hates it, he is always there to help me. It was cold and after much deliberation, we decided to do the shoot of this yellow jumper on the ferry between Amsterdam Central Station and Amsterdam North. There would be some shelter for me on the boat. Upon arrival in Amsterdam North, Ron mentioned that the EYE Film museum was just a few metres down the road and had big glass windows. Of course that changed my plans immediately. All I could think of was “warmth”, “indoors”, “daylight”.
Below: The EYE Film museum is a very futuristic building.
Below: To take advantage of the good weather and the daylight, we decided to start outside, as there is a path between the building and the water.
Below: A view from under the arcade at the back of the building.
Below: As you can see from the first photo above and the photo below, this new jumper creases. It didn’t do that before I washed it, but as it is cotton, creases are to be expected. This is my first “yellow jumper purchase” in attempting to find a citrus/lime yellow sweater as the one I borrowed and wore in the post with my long green skirt. Ron loves it. I think it is fine. Easy. Soft. Nice. But love? Then it grew on me. Apparently it is not always love at first sight. Trying to descend without tripping.
10 minutes outside were quite enough for me. Although I was wearing my Uniqlo heat tech shirt underneath, it was still only a cotton jumper I was wearing.
Below: The film museum has a large restaurant with a great view. Across the water is Amsterdam Centre. Oh look in the middle … there is an unoccupied table….
Below: Knee might not be completey healed yet, but “Got It”.
Below: Leasure time, sunbathing. The cappuccino was really good at this place.
Below: Dark corner. Lovely as background for the hair, tricky for sharp quality.
Below: Trying to do a “Rembrandt” (dark/light). As you can see I am wearing my lovely golden crossbody bag again. Marianne’s bags are always a big hit with me.
Below: A little boy came to show me his truck. I love babies and toddlers. Of course you weren’t thinking for a second “How does she get this jumper to stay so nicely in place while bending over?” You never wanted to ask me that, did you? Well, I will answer anyway. It is due to my fashion tape trick again. I am wearing a black (Uniqlo heat tech) shirt underneath plus a golden glitter tank top. The black of the shirt was visible when I moved (bad). I therefore stuck everything together with the tape so only the glitter tank top showed and the jumper stayed put. Just how I wanted it. Everything was in place the whole day.
Below: About time I talked about the bronze ankle boots. They are new and I got them in the sale when I was shopping in Utrecht with Sabine and Anke. Remember I had that extra bag with me? The brand of these boots is Alberto Gozzi (Italian). Expensive but I got them for 23% of the original price. I love metal shoes and boots. Golden, silver, bronze… they go with anything and add interest to an outfit. Big bonus: they are soooo comfortable.
Below: Another shot indoors. The creases ironed out by themselves. Very good jumper. The brand is REPEAT Cashmere, a lovely company with high quality products, cashmere being their prime product. They are very environmental conscious and treat animals well. I already have a jumper from them which is 6 years old and it is still holding up really well. I rediscovered Repeat and I will buy there again. (In fact when I was looking at their site for a link to share with you, I fell for a rainbow striped jumper.. damned internet.)
Below: Big space with lots of audiovisual gadgets.
Below: How about this gadget? The sign said: Anamorphosis: when you have found the right angle to look through the cylindrical mirror you can see how the distorted drawing becomes a beautiful picture. Painters like Leonardo da Vinci (15th century) and Hans Holbein (16th century) made use of anamorphosis in their paintings. Escher was also a fan. From the 1950’s on, anamorphosis was used to turn standard 35mm film into CinemaScope (wide screen) format.
Below: The lamps in the film museum were so different. I love such different design. (Remember all those lamps I photographed at the library?)
Below: My jeans are by Denham. They make great jeans. These are a teensy weensy too skinny for my taste, but my other ones, my best ones, my treasured pair… are really finished. I replaced them with a grey/blueish pair, also by Denham. You will see them in a couple of weeks. Not earth shattering but they are so essential to my wardrobe.
Below: The necklace, to me is perfect with this outfit. Bought it a couple of years ago at Young Designers United in Amsterdam. As the name implies, they sell pieces from young designers at reasonable prices and most of their clothes, bags, belts and jewellery are unique pieces. They also sell boots and shoes by EIJK Amsterdam, my favourite brand. If you are ever in Amsterdam, don’t miss this place at Keizersgracht 447.
Below: What can I say? Totally superfluous photo. I just liked it.
Below: We went outside to go back home. A little canoe in such a big canal.
Below: The ferry to Amsterdam Central Station / Centre we had planned to use as background. It was pretty crowded. I was glad we went to the EYE Film museum.
Then Ron looked up at a tall building, the Amsterdam Look-out. At the top of the building is a restaurant with a fantastic view. And a swing…
Below: Scary swing (in the red circle) high above the ground.
Below: And when you are on the swing…..
Below: … you go over the edge. Oh my goodness, why anyone wants to do that beats me. But I am a scaredy cat.
Below: In a parka by Annette Görtz, photographing Ron.
Below: Ron saw this mooring post. Funny, those eyes.
Below: This is the end. (Apart from my week report of course.)
What happened in my life this week
On Friday I exchanged one of my two new pairs of jeans. From a straight fit to a skinny. I have too many wide ankle boots which I love and they require a skinny. Found a pair. Came straight home after that.
Saturday was boring. I only went out to put paper in the disposal bin and stayed in all day. Sunday was cold and sunny (Saturday was sunny too, but I ignored that). As you saw above: did a photo shoot with Ron and processed the pictures when I got home.
Not a very good work week. Different opinions on matters which led to heated discussions. Not nice.
The weather was still cold and we had a bit of snow, a couple of millimetres. In this very small country with its many inhabitants that means chaos and big traffic jams. Only half the amount of trains were running and Schiphol airport had issues as well. The fact we don’t have much snow and ice in our country anymore, probably means that nobody is willing to invest in measurements to deal with it. In the old days, when there were less people, cold and snow could be handled. Not any more.
Wednesday was for fitness, blogging, reading and having coffee with Anja.