peeks at the world through my lens

The Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam (Looking up the Groenburgwal)

Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam (Looking up the Groenburgwal)

 

Built 1603-1611,  the Zuiderkerk (Southern Church) is a 17th-century Dutch Renaissance design Protestant church in the Nieuwmarkt area of Amsterdam. The church bells date back to 1658, and are still rung once a week.

It was rumored that Rembrandt painted his famous Night Watch in the church because his nearby studio and home was too small (likely untrue), however three of his children are buried here.

The French Impressionist painter Claude Monet painted his famous “The Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam (Looking up the Groenburgwal)” from this very location in 1874.

 

 

 

 

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2 responses

  1. Kathy

    This is a beautiful view and the lighting is beautiful. Great Job. It is also very interesting about the painting. 🙂

    February 9, 2016 at 4:53 pm

  2. Spectacular!

    February 10, 2016 at 4:45 am

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