Thursday, 5 April 2018
Sunday, 11 February 2018
Friday, 26 January 2018
VAN GOGH MUSEUM
Unprepossessing on the outside but brilliant inside, so well planned and carefully curated; admirably hung in sequence from Van Gogh's beginnings as a painter until his death. His letters, the lot ........... all contributed to a great Experience.
Renovated- handsome forecourt- cost a great deal and took a long time, alas a little soulless. There should be staggered entrances to the highlights as it is impossible and discouraging not to be able to see say the Rembrandts for the crowds.
A city of canals with a population of 800,000- only 20% of whom own motorcars! There are thousands of bicycles, orderly and civic minded city despite its sleazy side.
The Dylan, British-owned; everything a small hotel should be with smiley staff, a brasserie & a gourmet restaurant with excellent food.
The Opera, a marvelous production of a Tristan Und Isolde.
Directed by Pierre Audi
Conducted by Marc Albrecht
Tristan- Stephen Gould
Isolde- Ricarda Merbeth