Van Eyck at Durgerdam

Van Eyck’s playground at the Durgerdammerdijk I was familiar with – just never made the connection. Compare pics of the site as was around 1950 (the black and white ones) with the  ones I took  yesterday (coloured) – elegance and visual unity totally gone. Remains of van Eyck’s setup: the benches and the little walls. Later: removed the black-and-white pics due to a copyright issue. The good people from Stadsarchief Amsterdam don’t go for creative licences.

We played hopscotch, to keep warm.

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