Library in the Rijksmuseum
Library in the Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum Research Library is one of the main art libraries in the world. Catalogues of auctions and exhibitions, trade and collection catalogues, as well as books, periodicals and annual reports relating to the museum collections have been collected without interruption since 1885.

The library is situated in the main building of the Rijksmuseum and houses a reading room and a study room. In the reading room you can consult the collections of the library, in the study room the collections of the Print Room and the collection documentation.

Matsumoto Castle
Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle was completed in the late sixteenth century and is one of Japan’s premier historic castles. It is also known as the "Crow Castle" due to its black exterior.

The Ponte Vecchio at sunrise
The Ponte Vecchio at sunrise

The Ponte Vecchio ("Old Bridge") is a medival stone bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy. The bridge first appears in a document of 996. There are shops built along it, most of them are jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers. 

It has always hosted shops and merchants who displayed their goods on tables before their premises. It is said that the economic concept of bankruptcy originated here: when a money-changer could not pay his debts, the table on which he sold his wares (the "banco") was physically broken ("rotto") by soldiers, and this practice was called "bancorotto" (broken table; possibly it can come from "banca rotta" which means "broken bank"). Not having a table anymore, the merchant was not able to sell anything

Sunrise at Doge's Palace
Sunrise at Doge's Palace

Early in the morning at sunrise your are almost alone at St. Marks Square in Venice.

See the world in color
See the world in color

You will not believe how colorful this tiny isle burano is. Every little house is painted in a bright color and seems like a pixel in a giant painting.

Kinkaku-Ji, Golden Pavillion
Kinkaku-Ji, Golden Pavillion

This shot was taken in 2015 in Kyoto, Japan.

St. Peters Basilica, Rome
St. Peters Basilica, Rome

The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican is an italian Renaissance church in the Vatican City. It is by far the biggest church on earth. 

Himeji Castle with cherry blossoms
Himeji Castle with cherry blossoms

Himeji Castle was built in 1333and  is a hilltop Japanese castle complex situated in the city of Himeji. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture. It is frequently known as "White Egret Castle" or "White Heron Castle" because of its brilliant white exterior.

Double Helix Staircase
Double Helix Staircase

The double helix staircase, also in the Pio-Clementine Museum (Vatican Museum), and commonly referred to as the "Bramante Staircase", was designed by Giuseppe Momo in 1932 and was inspired by the original Bramante Staircase. This staircase is a double helix, having two staircases allowing people to ascend without meeting people descending; as with the original the main purpose being to allow uninterrupted traffic in each direction.

It encircles the outer wall of a stairwell of approximately fifteen meters wide and with a clear space at the centre. The balustrade around the ramp is of ornately worked metal. A canopy located above provides the necessary light to illuminate the stairs. The staircase is located at the end of the museum visit and all visitors leave by this route

Art Nouveau Patio
Art Nouveau Patio

 

Just a few steps from the well-known Trevi Fountain is the Sciarra Gallery, a private courtyard in the Sciarra Colonna palace that has become a pedestrian walkway connecting Via Marco Minghetti and Via dell’Umiltà.

 

Busy crossing
Busy crossing

Shibuya is famous for its scramble crossing. It is located in front of the Shibuya Station Hachikō exit and stops vehicles in all directions to allow pedestrians to inundate the entire intersection.

Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

The Elbphilharmonie is a very intensively discussed building in Hamburg. It has overshot its budget multiple times, but isn't finished yet. In this capture it seems already completed and the sky is blue.

Visit the website

Old italian townhouse
Old italian townhouse

A nice house in the central town of Verona, Italy. The location is nearby the Piazza Bra.

Pantheon
Pantheon

The Pantheon is a former Roman temple , now a church, in Rome , Italy. 

Manchester Cathedral
Manchester Cathedral

This is an HDR taken in the Manchester Cathedral, UK.I like the color and the wide angle. The wooden floor is acting like a mirror.

Moyka River, St. Petersburg
Moyka River, St. Petersburg

This shot was taken from a bridge (Nevski Prospekt) over the Moyka River in St. Petersburg, Russia. The one building on the left was a hotel, that is illuminated. The river leads your eyes to the nice sunset.

Skyline behind Bars
Skyline behind Bars

This foto was taken with a long lens from a view point in the marin headlands

 

Cathedral of Wine
Cathedral of Wine

A very nice old room at the company kwv in stellenbosch, southafrica where the best wine, a pinotage, is stored in barrells

The Red Forth Bridge
The Red Forth Bridge

Special Construction with much metal in Scotland

 

Look down to the sky
Look down to the sky

Nice reflection from in a tiny canal in venice. Taken at a sunny day in January 2017.

Library in the Rijksmuseum
Matsumoto Castle
The Ponte Vecchio at sunrise
Sunrise at Doge's Palace
See the world in color
Kinkaku-Ji, Golden Pavillion
St. Peters Basilica, Rome
Himeji Castle with cherry blossoms
Double Helix Staircase
Art Nouveau Patio
Busy crossing
Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
Old italian townhouse
Pantheon
Manchester Cathedral
Moyka River, St. Petersburg
Skyline behind Bars
Cathedral of Wine
The Red Forth Bridge
Look down to the sky
Library in the Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum Research Library is one of the main art libraries in the world. Catalogues of auctions and exhibitions, trade and collection catalogues, as well as books, periodicals and annual reports relating to the museum collections have been collected without interruption since 1885.

The library is situated in the main building of the Rijksmuseum and houses a reading room and a study room. In the reading room you can consult the collections of the library, in the study room the collections of the Print Room and the collection documentation.

Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle was completed in the late sixteenth century and is one of Japan’s premier historic castles. It is also known as the "Crow Castle" due to its black exterior.

The Ponte Vecchio at sunrise

The Ponte Vecchio ("Old Bridge") is a medival stone bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy. The bridge first appears in a document of 996. There are shops built along it, most of them are jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers. 

It has always hosted shops and merchants who displayed their goods on tables before their premises. It is said that the economic concept of bankruptcy originated here: when a money-changer could not pay his debts, the table on which he sold his wares (the "banco") was physically broken ("rotto") by soldiers, and this practice was called "bancorotto" (broken table; possibly it can come from "banca rotta" which means "broken bank"). Not having a table anymore, the merchant was not able to sell anything

Sunrise at Doge's Palace

Early in the morning at sunrise your are almost alone at St. Marks Square in Venice.

See the world in color

You will not believe how colorful this tiny isle burano is. Every little house is painted in a bright color and seems like a pixel in a giant painting.

Kinkaku-Ji, Golden Pavillion

This shot was taken in 2015 in Kyoto, Japan.

St. Peters Basilica, Rome

The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican is an italian Renaissance church in the Vatican City. It is by far the biggest church on earth. 

Himeji Castle with cherry blossoms

Himeji Castle was built in 1333and  is a hilltop Japanese castle complex situated in the city of Himeji. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture. It is frequently known as "White Egret Castle" or "White Heron Castle" because of its brilliant white exterior.

Double Helix Staircase

The double helix staircase, also in the Pio-Clementine Museum (Vatican Museum), and commonly referred to as the "Bramante Staircase", was designed by Giuseppe Momo in 1932 and was inspired by the original Bramante Staircase. This staircase is a double helix, having two staircases allowing people to ascend without meeting people descending; as with the original the main purpose being to allow uninterrupted traffic in each direction.

It encircles the outer wall of a stairwell of approximately fifteen meters wide and with a clear space at the centre. The balustrade around the ramp is of ornately worked metal. A canopy located above provides the necessary light to illuminate the stairs. The staircase is located at the end of the museum visit and all visitors leave by this route

Art Nouveau Patio

 

Just a few steps from the well-known Trevi Fountain is the Sciarra Gallery, a private courtyard in the Sciarra Colonna palace that has become a pedestrian walkway connecting Via Marco Minghetti and Via dell’Umiltà.

 

Busy crossing

Shibuya is famous for its scramble crossing. It is located in front of the Shibuya Station Hachikō exit and stops vehicles in all directions to allow pedestrians to inundate the entire intersection.

Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

The Elbphilharmonie is a very intensively discussed building in Hamburg. It has overshot its budget multiple times, but isn't finished yet. In this capture it seems already completed and the sky is blue.

Visit the website

Old italian townhouse

A nice house in the central town of Verona, Italy. The location is nearby the Piazza Bra.

Pantheon

The Pantheon is a former Roman temple , now a church, in Rome , Italy. 

Manchester Cathedral

This is an HDR taken in the Manchester Cathedral, UK.I like the color and the wide angle. The wooden floor is acting like a mirror.

Moyka River, St. Petersburg

This shot was taken from a bridge (Nevski Prospekt) over the Moyka River in St. Petersburg, Russia. The one building on the left was a hotel, that is illuminated. The river leads your eyes to the nice sunset.

Skyline behind Bars

This foto was taken with a long lens from a view point in the marin headlands

 

Cathedral of Wine

A very nice old room at the company kwv in stellenbosch, southafrica where the best wine, a pinotage, is stored in barrells

The Red Forth Bridge

Special Construction with much metal in Scotland

 

Look down to the sky

Nice reflection from in a tiny canal in venice. Taken at a sunny day in January 2017.

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