Just a Few Amsterdam Scenes

Having trouble with your boat? No. No problem. Why?

In Postcards from No Man’s Land,
Aidan Chambers describes the buildings of
Amsterdam as looking like books on a bookshelf.
Now I always see them that way. 

Reason #1 of 2 for spending some of my
precious free time in the Rijksmuseum: 
detail of The Love Letter, by Johannes Vermeer.
#2 of 2: detail of The Milkmaid,
 also by Johannes Vermeer.