The art is awesome, of course. The tourists… well, lets just say that the art of art viewing has changed over the years. There are those of us who go to a museum to actually look at the paintings, because so much of what is included in a painting simply can’t be seen in a photograph: the values are more subtle, and the gamut of colors that one can see with the naked eye far exceeds the approximately 256 shades that can be viewed over the internet. But don’t tell that to the hordes! We stood off to the side of Night Watch just to observe the throngs jockeying for position in front of one of the greatest painted masterpieces in history, only to take a quick snap with their winkie camera and then move on without ever having seen it. On the other hand, big thanks to the Rijksmuseum for allowing photography throughout the museum!
We, of course, like to look at the art AND the art watchers! We also, of course, gravitate to anything that includes a critter, so here are some that we found, some obvious and the main subject, and others tucked away in the background. I apologize for not having attribution on two of them!