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I'm a student in cultural studies, a museum enthusiast, a scrapbooker and an art journaler. I love to travel within Europe and I enjoy photography. You can read more about me on my homepage.
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Bats, Arcadia and viewmasters in HaarlemOn August 28 2011 I travelled to Haarlem, where I paid my first visit to the Teylers Museum, the oldest museum in the Netherlands. Part of its interior is still the same as it was in the 18th century. I loved seeing the old showcases and the wide range of collections. Even some of the cards with object information seem old and are handwritten or typed.
There was an exhibition that paired a photoseries of Rineke Dijkstra taken in a park with landscapes by Claude Lorraine. Lorraines arcadic landscapes and the way parcs are landscaped make them both idealised landscapes. I also saw a small exhibition on insects, and a larger exhibition on Gatgets & Games. Lots of nostalgia. I had no idea you could have viewmaster discs with your own images!
I went to have dinner with people I knew living close to Haarlem, and then went back to the city center where I met up with K. and her husband to attend an evensong at the Grote of St. Bavokerk in which The Anglican Singers performed, one of its members being our study mentor. As an atheist I usually only experience churches as a tourist. I enjoyed it; they sounded good! During the evensong a bat was flying in the upper part of the church.