Thursday, 21 February 2013

Thursday - Looking for Spinoza on the Amstel

If you are in Amsterdam, look out for the statue of the famous philosopher Baruch Spinoza.

It's not far from the Metro stop of Waterlooplein, opposite the cafe' Amstelhoek. This is the area where Amsterdam's ghetto used to be.

Unveiled in 2007, it's a curious but nice-to-look-at object, decorated with sparrows, parakeets and roses, which according to the artist, are supposed to represent the multiculturalism of the city of Amsterdam.

Not sure if that bit is really registered by the passer bys and the tourists taking pictures, but what the heck, it's a cool statue!  

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