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July 5, 2011

Amsterdam Art in the Street

Filed under: Uncategorized — Charles Engelke @ 3:53 pm

Our hotel here in Amsterdam is on Apollolaan, which is part of Artzuid – International Sculpture Route Amsterdam. We were surprised when we got off the tram on the way in from the airport to encounter a man riding a giant golden armored turtle:

Scupture

Searching for Utopia - Jan Fabre

As we continued the one-block walk, we passed by what seems to be an elephant on stilts:

Sculpture

Space Elephant - Salvador Dali

I really liked this kinetic sculpture. It only runs for five minutes each hour, but we just happened by as it was going:

Sculpture

Heureka - Jean Tinguely

I’ve got a one-minute movie of that sculpture, too. Maybe I’ll post it, if I ever figure out YouTube.

This afternoon we tried a different kind of Amsterdam art: microbrewed beer from a 300 year old windmill, Brouwerij ‘t IJ:

Windmill

Brouwerij 't IJ at Windmill

I can confirm that at least three of their beers, especially the Columbus, are also works of art.

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