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The Hermitage in Amsterdam … is it possible? (the opening in 2009)

March 30, 2013

The Hermitage in Amsterdam ... is it possible?

Hermitage exhibit Czars copy) —  taken at the June 21, ’09, Grand Opening of the Amsterdam Hermitage Museum. The museum’s a remarkable example of Dutch design, housed in a former 17th century home for old women. The ingenious design complements views of a courtyard in addition to an energizing arrangement of exhibits.
Notice the French doors painted on the walls. There is a pause right now, but there are continuous movie projections in each panel. (Every panel has its own projector). Grand Ballroom dancers from the Czar period laugh, spin and dance in full regalia. We’ve become time travelers; one truly feels like a voyeur peeking through garden windows. Projections dance off the central glass cases, giving the appearance that dancers and mannequins are breathing moving ghosts.
After, step outside into the center of magical Amsterdam. Wow!   Photo by JK McCrea


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