Friday, 15 June 2018

Amsterdam (4)

The last of the Amsterdam sketches. Left: "de dokwerker".  A monument of the strike of the workers on the Amsterdam docks, in February 1941, during the German occupation. The strike was a protest against the harsh treatment of the Jews by the Nazis. It lasted only a few days and was ended bloodily.
The other sketch is the flea market "Waterlooplein", in front of the neoclassical Moses and Aäron church (dating from 1840, pretty new for Amsterdam standards). I was eating frensh fries with Mayonaise in a pointed paper bag while drawings this.


Michael Lukyniuk said...

It looks like you had a very productive visit to Amsterdam. Lots of colourful sketches. And the other spinoff of sketching these sites is that you learn a little more about the history of these locations. Thanks for sharing.

Rene Fijten said...

You're welcome! The same for Ontario of course :)