Finally the craftsmen are showing up

Yesterday the carpenter came and pulled down one wall, so where there was a long narrow room and a long narrow hallway there is now a larger open room with enough space for a long dining table. It’s going to be great.   Before     After   A table like this would be gorgeous […]

Leidsegracht, part II

Leidsegracht 88 This former warehouse has been converted into living quarters. The name of the house is Archangel, and it belonged to father and son Thesingh. Thesingh senior and junior were engaged in trading with the remote Russian city Archangel at the White Sea. At the beginning of each year Thesingh senior travelled North with […]

Amsterdams Jordaan

Around 1650 the city had got a facade that fittet its status as Europe’s mistress. The new city hall, the building that’s now the Royal Palace on the Dam, was inaugurated with great festivities in 1655, and the building was truly a palace. On the outside of the Prinsengracht the poor were living though, those […]