During the preparations for last week’s Pritzker Architecture Prize ceremony, honoring the extraordinary work of Shigeru Ban I found myself alone, for just a few moments, in the NightWatch Gallery of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. That. Never. Happens! Because I was on an important job of course I had my camera with me so I couldn’t resist taking it out and taking a few shots. Two of which are below. What a privilege .. I only wish I’d had a bit longer with these stunning pictures.
The ridiculously brilliant “NightWatch” by Rembrandt van Rijn. One of my favourite paintings by my favourite painter bar none. Do I live in Amsterdam because I love Rembrandt? No. But it certainly helps to love him and live here!