In this age of Netflix, HBO, and other providers of constant entertainment, I sometimes feel overwhelmed by the endless options. Here are three of my personal oldies but goldies when it comes to television shows. These are the shows I would turn to if I don’t feel like plunging into yet another new show.
Ah, the International Film Festival Rotterdam. It has something magical to it. The tiger logo is projected everywhere, the beautiful theatres in town catch your attention more than ever, and it’s buzzing with foreign languages even more than usual… When the programme was released, I was a bit overwhelmed by the enormous amount of movies, but determined to make myself a itinerary. I decided to buy a Tiger Discount subscription and go to as many movies as I can. In the end I managed to go to five. Here’s where I went.
This weekend we visited the Dutch Museum of Photography (Nederlands Fotomuseum). There was this one particular photographer whose work I was eager to see, and having passed by the museum multiple times I was just overall curious to see what the place was like.
Having just purchased the Rotterdampas, which gives us either considerable discount or free entrance to cultural activities in and around Rotterdam, we had extra incentive to take the time to go visit. And man, are we happy we went. Sebastião Salgado’s work stole our hearts within seconds.