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PostPosted: Thu April 6th, 2017, 13:48 GMT 
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PostPosted: Thu April 6th, 2017, 16:55 GMT 
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Just looked up flights to Amsterdam because it's the easter weekend and I've got the monday free, but damn.. so expensive. :cry:


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PostPosted: Fri April 7th, 2017, 11:47 GMT 

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Sandy wrote:
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Stockholm (April 1, 2)
Amsterdam (April 16, 17)
London (April 29, 30)

I'm no longer going to London. :cry:

I've somehow managed to replace that with a trip to Hannover on April 26. The venue might not be as inviting, but at least I get to see another show. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun April 9th, 2017, 10:18 GMT 
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Shame we're not going to Berlin this time, I would have liked to see Rosa Parks's house.
http://www.morgenpost.de/berlin/article210200975/Grosser-Andrang-bei-Rosa-Parks-Haus-in-Berlin.html

Going to take in the Rodin exhibition while in Paris:
http://www.grandpalais.fr/fr/evenement/rodin-lexposition-du-centenaire

What's everyone else planning in terms of culturally interesting & intellectually stimulating things, outside the shows?


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PostPosted: Sun April 9th, 2017, 17:25 GMT 
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Johanna Parker wrote:
Shame we're not going to Berlin this time, I would have liked to see Rosa Parks's house.
http://www.morgenpost.de/berlin/article210200975/Grosser-Andrang-bei-Rosa-Parks-Haus-in-Berlin.html

Going to take in the Rodin exhibition while in Paris:
http://www.grandpalais.fr/fr/evenement/rodin-lexposition-du-centenaire

What's everyone else planning in terms of culturally interesting & intellectually stimulating things, outside the shows?


While I'm in London with my son for the Palladium gig, hoping to visit some landmarks and visit a pub called Ye Old Cheshire Cheese which used to be frequented by Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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PostPosted: Mon April 10th, 2017, 11:06 GMT 
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and visit a pub called Ye Old Cheshire Cheese which used to be frequented by Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


How about this one, too?
http://www.thekingandqueenpub.com/the-folk-club.html


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PostPosted: Mon April 10th, 2017, 13:08 GMT 
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Johanna Parker wrote:
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and visit a pub called Ye Old Cheshire Cheese which used to be frequented by Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


How about this one, too?
http://www.thekingandqueenpub.com/the-folk-club.html


Great, thanks for the link :D


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PostPosted: Mon April 10th, 2017, 15:51 GMT 

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Johanna Parker wrote:
What's everyone else planning in terms of culturally interesting & intellectually stimulating things, outside the shows?

Since this will be my first visit to Amsterdam, I'll be doing the usual sightseeing stuff. Basically the same I did in Stockholm as well, only with more rain, it seems. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon April 10th, 2017, 15:52 GMT 

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in Paris I want to visit the Eli Lotar exhibition/Jeu de Paume. By the way, he became famous with photographs of the Parisian slaughterhouses in La Vilette, where decades later a large park with cultural facilities was built – Le Zénith is one of them.


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PostPosted: Mon April 10th, 2017, 16:31 GMT 
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Sandy wrote:
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What's everyone else planning in terms of culturally interesting & intellectually stimulating things, outside the shows?

Since this will be my first visit to Amsterdam, I'll be doing the usual sightseeing stuff. Basically the same I did in Stockholm as well, only with more rain, it seems. 8)


Dylan themed place for shelter:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/homesickrecordsamsterdam/about/

Looking for things to do off the beaten tourist path in A'dam, just not sure yet exactly what...


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PostPosted: Mon April 10th, 2017, 17:13 GMT 
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Ohhh, I found something I definitely want to see - Banksy / Dalí exhibitions at https://www.mocomuseum.com/exhibitions .


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PostPosted: Mon April 10th, 2017, 20:38 GMT 
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Johanna Parker wrote:
Sandy wrote:
Johanna Parker"]What's everyone else planning in terms of culturally interesting & intellectually stimulating things, outside the shows?

Since this will be my first visit to Amsterdam, I'll be doing the usual sightseeing stuff. Basically the same I did in Stockholm as well, only with more rain, it seems. 8)


Dylan themed place for shelter:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/homesickrecordsamsterdam/about/

Looking for things to do off the beaten tourist path in A'dam, just not sure yet exactly what...[/quote]



In Amsterdam, the Jewish Historical Museum, Artis, near the zoo, is fascinating. There's older history than the documentation of Nazi occupation, Dutch collaboration and resistance, fortitude, grisly crimes against humanity, eventual liberation here, but regarding the latter, the museum is very interesting, informative, thought and conscience-provoking, surprisingly inspiring and backbone-stiffening, and eventually uplifting.
Essential, I'd say, in these days of resurgence of far-right, nationalistic, fascistic, politics across Europe and the wider world. The history and artefacts remind us that democracy, peace, love, harmony, and truth are hard-won, fragile and require defending.

http://jck.nl/en/node/965


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Entirely unconnected, visit this great little delicatessen-style greengrocer at Kaisersgraacht 703, for fresh, healthy, prepared on-site nourishment. Takeaway snack--packs, not exclusively vegetarian; fruit, prepared salads, fresh-squeezed juices and other hot and cold food and drinks.
Say hello from me, the Bob Dylan- obsessive from England, whom they know !

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[quote="Johanna Parker wrote:
Sandy wrote:
[quote="Johanna Parker"]What's everyone else planning in terms of culturally interesting & intellectually stimulating things, outside the shows?

Since this will be my first visit to Amsterdam, I'll be doing the usual sightseeing stuff. Basically the same I did in Stockholm as well, only with more rain, it seems. 8)


Dylan themed place for shelter:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/homesickrecordsamsterdam/about/

Looking for things to do off the beaten tourist path in A'dam, just not sure yet exactly what...[/quote]
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PostPosted: Mon April 10th, 2017, 20:48 GMT 
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Looking for things to do off the beaten tourist path in A'dam, just not sure yet exactly what...[/quote]



In Amsterdam, the Jewish Historical Museum, Artis, near the zoo, is fascinating. There's older history than the documentation of Nazi occupation, Dutch collaboration and resistance, fortitude, grisly crimes against humanity, eventual liberation here, but regarding the latter, the museum is very interesting, informative, thought and conscience-provoking, surprisingly inspiring and backbone-stiffening, and eventually uplifting.
Essential, I'd say, in these days of resurgence of far-right, nationalistic, fascistic, politics across Europe and the wider world. The history and artefacts remind us that democracy, peace, love, harmony, and truth are hard-won, fragile and require defending.

http://jck.nl/en/node/965


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Entirely unconnected, visit this great little delicatessen-style greengrocer at Kaisersgraacht 703, for fresh, healthy, prepared on-site nourishment. Takeaway snack--packs, not exclusively vegetarian; fruit, prepared salads, fresh-squeezed juices and other hot and cold food and drinks.
Say hello from me, the Bob Dylan- obsessive from England, whom they know !



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PostPosted: Tue April 11th, 2017, 09:30 GMT 
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Johanna Parker wrote:
Going to take in the Rodin exhibition while in Paris:
http://www.grandpalais.fr/fr/evenement/rodin-lexposition-du-centenaire


Yeah, I fancy that. I've never been to the Grand Palais. I see they have timed entry slots. I'd have to work out a slot after I arrive at the hotel and put my bags in the room and going to the first night at the Zenith. I suppose you just can't roll up and pay on arrival? They say you can't take bags in with you for security reasons.


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PostPosted: Tue April 11th, 2017, 09:33 GMT 
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Btw, for anyone who hasn't been there I'd recommend the Musee D'Orsay in Paris. A fine collection of the impressionists all housed in a converted railway station. Well worth a visit!


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PostPosted: Tue April 11th, 2017, 10:10 GMT 

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Johanna Parker wrote:
Ohhh, I found something I definitely want to see - Banksy / Dalí exhibitions at https://www.mocomuseum.com/exhibitions .

That's on my list too. Planning on visiting it Friday afternoon. It's probably going to be the biggest challenge of the whole trip: getting thru their shop without spending way more than I should on stuff I'll barely be able to carry on the flight back home.

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Entirely unconnected, visit this great little delicatessen-style greengrocer at Kaisersgraacht 703, for fresh, healthy, prepared on-site nourishment. Takeaway snack--packs, not exclusively vegetarian; fruit, prepared salads, fresh-squeezed juices and other hot and cold food and drinks.

Thanks for the tip. I love when I find that type of place.

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Johanna Parker wrote:
Going to take in the Rodin exhibition while in Paris:
http://www.grandpalais.fr/fr/evenement/rodin-lexposition-du-centenaire


Yeah, I fancy that. I've never been to the Grand Palais. I see they have timed entry slots. I'd have to work out a slot after I arrive at the hotel and put my bags in the room and going to the first night at the Zenith. I suppose you just can't roll up and pay on arrival? They say you can't take bags in with you for security reasons.

Usually, it's possible to buy tickets onsite too for that type of exhibition. However, if there's a lot of demand, you might have to wait a while until you're able to get in. Buying a ticket beforehand guarantees you entrance for the slot specified in your ticket. If there's no info available online, you can just check with the museum and ask how good are your chances on that day/time.


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PostPosted: Tue April 11th, 2017, 18:38 GMT 
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dvdunplugged wrote:
Btw, for anyone who hasn't been there I'd recommend the Musee D'Orsay in Paris. A fine collection of the impressionists all housed in a converted railway station. Well worth a visit!


I've been there a couple of times, well worth checking out as you say

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PostPosted: Tue April 11th, 2017, 18:45 GMT 
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I'm sure Orson Welles filmed The Trial there before it was converted from railway station to art gallery

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PostPosted: Tue April 11th, 2017, 19:02 GMT 
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man on a bridge wrote:
I'm sure Orson Welles filmed The Trial there before it was converted from railway station to art gallery

moab

The climax of Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps" was filmed in the London Palladium. NB spoiler alert ! The clip below is the finale of the movie !

https://youtu.be/ddlbsgSh5ls


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PostPosted: Tue April 11th, 2017, 19:28 GMT 
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WayWrongEricaJong wrote:
man on a bridge wrote:
I'm sure Orson Welles filmed The Trial there before it was converted from railway station to art gallery

moab

The climax of Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps" was filmed in the London Palladium. NB spoiler alert ! The clip below is the finale of the movie !

https://youtu.be/ddlbsgSh5ls


Not seen that film for years. I shall be at the Palladium in a few weeks. :D


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PostPosted: Tue April 11th, 2017, 19:48 GMT 
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Me too. Look out for me ... I look just like Robert Donat !

That film was made in 1935. Feels like "Triplicate" territory, to me !

PS Hope you won't start shouting awkward questions at the act !

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PostPosted: Tue April 11th, 2017, 19:53 GMT 
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Also, in London, am intending this:

https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibit ... r-the-fall

This painting, Grant Wood's "American Gothic" is showing.

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[quote="WayWrongEricaJong"]Me too. Look out for me ... I look just like Robert Donat !

That film was made in 1935. Feels like "Triplicate" territory, to me !

PS Hope you won't start shouting awkward questions at the act !

I really like Madeleine Carroll, she maybe there, along with this gentleman

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PostPosted: Wed April 12th, 2017, 03:14 GMT 
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Love The 39 Steps! Great little Hitchcock movie and makes a good stage play too


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Here's Hitchcock's cameo appearance, outside the Palladium, in The 39 Steps. About 6 minutes, fifty seconds in ... Image


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