We went to the Catharijne Convent Museum on Sunday as part of the nationwide Museum Weekend. Just outside the museum, I saw these two bicycles (fietsen) and couldn’t resist the shot, with this week’s photo challenge in mind. Sure, it’s the obvious choice for a photo here in the Netherlands, but it’s a classic for a reason.
But then as I turned to head home, I saw this pairing of interesting subjects and couldn’t resist:
It’s the Domtoren (the large Gothic-style bell tower) in the background, which was built between 1254 and 1517. In the foreground is the building on the right with the head of a bull in profile. That is the Kleine Vleeshal (Small Meat Hall) that was built in 1432 for the butchers to sell their wares. That’s a lot of history for just two subjects and all caught in one photo. One very grandiose, and the other very down to earth.