Sunday, January 20, 2008

This Weekend

We missed out on seeing the Barcelona 1900 exhibition at the Van Gogh museum which ended today as we were waiting for the landlord to come over to discuss the residency permit and renting the apartment for another month. But that is the priority, and we *hope* it will be sorted tomorrow.

The flipside is reading that there's a Magnum photo exhibition starting in February celebrating the agency's 60th anniversary. Woo hoo! Any excuse to see Cartier-Bresson, Doisneau et al.

The weather went from bucketing down to fairly still and we laid low. We bought our fruit and vegies at the Saturday markets, and today needing some groceries found our Albert Heijn closed. However our new favourite supermarket (which is only marginally better), Dekamarkt, opened at 4pm so we had some frites and waited for the doors to open. So did 25-100* other people, forming a giant mass along the otherwise deserted street; it was a sight to behold.

Lastly, our weekend was marked by one of the best things we've ever seen, Fist of Zen. Do anything to watch it, seriously.

* Dani says 25, I say 100.

3 comments:

Mathilde said...

Where's the Magnum exhibition going to be held? I'd love to see it!

Deep Kick Girl said...

What might Fist of Zen be? If it be reality tv why haven't I heard of it?!

Please explain!

Julia said...

Mathilde, it's at the Stedelijk Museum. Can't wait!

KB: it's on MTV, I hope you have it! Just look out for it, and if it's on, sit down and enjoy. Best.