Photowalk:  Madison Square Park in February

I decided to stroll to Fotografiska to sit and drink tea, and read a book.  It’s too cold to walk around comfortably and take photos, so I usually look for indoor activities (museums, bookstores, cafes, etc.)  However, the cloudy, gray, cold atmosphere led to a few nice photographic opportunities, especially as I strolled through Madison Square Park, and so I…

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The Parks of Amsterdam – Amsterdamse Bos (The Amsterdam Forest)

The Amsterdam Forest is huge!  It’s 2500 acres, which is about three times the size of Central Park in New York City.  The place is famous for all it has to offer.  There’s an area called De Bosbaan, which is a rowing course, for people who do recreational and competitive rowing.  There are ponds for swimming, a man-made beach, camping…

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Fred Stein Photography Exhibit: Dresden, Paris, New York – at The Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a great museum city, and going to the different museums is by far my favorite activity when I’m there.  I like photography, and I always make it my business to stop by the two photography museums, FOAM and Huis Marseille.  If I’m lucky, some of the other museums will also have a photography exhibit.  Well, I got majorly…

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The Parks of Amsterdam – Sarphatipark

Sarphatipark – Named after the Jewish doctor and philanthropist Samuel Sarphati, this small park is a nice chunk of green space right in the middle of the trendy neighborhood, De Pijp.   Not surprisingly, this is one of the first parks I explored when I visited Amsterdam, because it’s in De Pijp.  This neighborhood is just south of the Centrum.  It’s…

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