Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (Old Church) is Amsterdam’s oldest building and oldest parish church founded in circa 1213 and consecrated in 1406 by the bishop of Utrecht with Saint Nicholas as its patron saint! After the reformation in 1578 it became a Calvinist church until today. It stands in De Walken, now Amsterdam ‘s Red Light District. The square surrounding the church is the Oudekerksplein.
Rembrandt was a frequent visitor to this church and all his children were chistened here. It is the only building in Amsterdam that remains in its original state since Rembrandt walked its walls.
Today the Oude Ketk is a center for both religious and cultural activities and can be rented for presentations, receptions and dinner parties and concerts. Part of the Oudekerksplein is used by prostitutes who offer their services from behind windows. The street also features a bronze relief of a hand caressing a breast that was set in the cobblestone at night by an anonymous artist. In March 2007, a bronze statue named Belle honoring the prostitutes of the world was installed there!
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Things I found on Cerro Nutibara... I looked at that model/ map for a sold 30 minutes and still don’t really ‘get’ Medellín. Also, I have no freaking idea how they can use those slides... no one’s butt can slide down that, and also, there’s a cliff at the bottom of pretty much all of them. #unsolvedmysteries#medellin#nomad#travelfinds#nutibara
We just finished adding the new hand beaded ornaments from Guatemala. They are all soooo adorable and special...plus reversible! The intricate, perfect details are on both sides! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You can find them by clicking the link in the bio and going to "New."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
One of the pictures you will find with the ornament's product description page is this picture. It is of me and two giggling girls that showed me around their village of San Antonio Palopó, Guatemala.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Seeing the picture made me nostalgic for my time in this village, so I pulled up my travel blog to find the post I wrote about it. Here is a small excerpt:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I am always grateful that I have the opportunity to visit different corners of the world, but some places possess such a spirit that I feel extra lucky to have been able to witness them. The little village of San Antonio Palopó on Lake Atitlán is one of those places.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As I write I have the pleasant lake breeze brushing my hair back and I can hear the soft laps of the water against the shore. Local women dressed in their colorful huipils with their hair swooped up by multi-colored cords walk by with sacks of goods balanced on their heads and men who push their wares of woven bracelets to the small amount of tourists are resting on shaded benches. The soft chatter of the local language can be heard all around as well the rhythmic sounds of local music. I have just finished a pack of 4 vanilla wafer cookie sandwiches that I bought yesterday for .50 Quetzals (7 cents!) at the corner market and sit here contemplating, with a full belly of cookies and a typical breakfast of eggs, pureed black beans and fried plantains, which pretty ceramic mugs I will buy from shop owner, Fernando, this morning. All my days should start like this.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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All days should indeed start like that! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Happy Tuesday, BTW! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
One of the reasons Universal Studios Japan is much more fun — crazy patrons in dedicated costume as if they’re attending halloween/costume party! It’s one part of what’s enjoyable to watch!
Kolkata airport treasures - for a princely sum of Rs 200 I carried home this terra-cotta Hanumanji with the most benevolent expression . Who says airport shopping is expensive ? If you have the time you explore . Oh swipe to see the pit stop established in 1892 ! But nothing like the sweet shops in Kolkata . The melt in the mouth Rasgullas are truly divine . Alert those who plan to carry back Rasgullas you have get them packed in sealed Dabbas and check in with your luggage . Liquid not allowed . Priceless and occasionally heated arguments at security checks are educational . The veteran guards were unmoved . I ate my six . Soul satisfying in more than one way Security check can wait.#indianantiques#mycolorfulhome#airports#mydesiswag#mygreentreasure#mybohovibes#decorbloggersofinstagram#mygreentreasure#travelfinds#vintagedecor#indianantiques#vintageindian
This place is Muji at its best. If there’s a place to tambay in Kyoto, it would be here 🤩. Chilly, chill, quiet, quaint, inspiring.
Cold hands wrapped around a warm cup of choco over meaningful conversations—this place is for that kind.
I saw x number of diverse nationalities in tourist hotspots but there are only a few ways everyone poses for selfies or group photos. Apparently our idea of a good photo is (has become) universal.
The Japanese (of today) have their minds in the right places. Beauty for beauty. Function for function. Respect for respect. Everything done well. Every thing has a place. And everyone respects that order. That’s what bridged them to where they are now post world war. Mad respect for discipline that runs deep.
Gano’n ako ka-nagandahan sa bridge na yan. Anlayo ng narating ng appreciation ko 😅. #Kansaia#travelthon#travelfinds