April and May are very busy months for me, in which there is plenty of opportunity to photograph, but scarce amounts of time are available to actually post them or stay up-to-date.
Boijmans Van Beuningen
I’ve had a testweek, some nights in the theatre, birthdays and diners. I’ve gone to Rotterdam with my girlfriend, to visit Boijmans Van Beuningen, an art museum housing a collection that ranges from medieval Christian art to impressionism and my preference: surrealism.
The highlight of the past weeks was last sunday though, when I met Maria, a girl from Portugal whom I’ve met via Tumblr. We’ve been mailing each other for more than a year, and somewhere during that year, the idea for our Project arose. I will reveal that this month’s subject is travelling, which couldn’t be a better subject because both of us were going to travel in April.
I met her in Amsterdam Central Station, together with her friends (really nice guys), and our paths soon split. Maria and I visited the Negen Straatjes (9 Streets), with all kinds of weird, unique stores (including the Lomography shop). We talked nineteen to the dozen (damn, that idiom though). We had a coffee in some bar which had a fantastic view on Amsterdam, and we encountered that going on a boat trip intented for the worst kind of tourists (we didn’t care) was way to expensive for our student-like budgets. Fun fact: they had been living on knackwurst and tinned tuna, that’s what I call low-budget.
However, it was amazing, and I’m surely visiting Lisbon in the future!
Yesterday, I’ve been to Enschede, to visit Redmond O’Hanlon’s exhibition, with a conversation by O’Hanlon and Hans Dorrestijn. His wonderful British humour and that impeccable politeness were ever-present!
What’s still to come
In one week exactly, a school trip to Paris is planned. I’m really looking forward to that, and the past two weeks have proved to pass exceptionally slow.
When I come home from Paris, there will be one day where I can refresh my luggage, because the next day will be entirely spent in the car. A trip of 1300km to Florence, to be exact. A good friend of mine is joining me and it’s going to be wonderful there!