I finally get to see one of my favorite paintings in person! The Frick is exhibiting Girl with a Pearl Earring and fourteen other excellent paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in the Hague! YAAAAY! I saw the poster for the exhibit this morning when I was walking through Chinatown to get to my optometrist (and don’t you love that fresh-new-contact-lens feeling?).
When I was in Amsterdam I went to the Rijksmuseum, and wouldn’t you know it, most of the museum was closed for renovations! BOOO! I still got to see a little of it, though. Then I ate half a bag of hallucinogenic mushrooms and went to the van Gogh museum, which I do not recommend. The museum was great, but it was way too crowded, which made my trip uncomfortable. I ended up leaving early and going for a long walk around town. Amsterdam was very beautiful and the people were very beautiful, and friendly, too! Everyone looked like a Barbie or Ken doll, and they were very tall. It was the first time in my life where I was not an unusually tall woman.
I learned a few Dutch phrases in order to be polite, but the language was very challenging.
I can’t wait to go to this exhibit! I’ll take photos and post them on the blog.
The only thing that is sad is that I’ll have to go alone. Usually I don’t mind going to museums alone–I get the audio tour headphones and let the experts educate me–but this exhibit is special and I wish that I had a boyfriend to go with me. 🙁