Photographer's Note

Here's the full frontal view of the Fundatie museum in Zwolle. Actually it is the the back of the museum these days. But this is the way the light was. It's a straightforward shot but it gives the best view of the "cloud" construction. More info below.


DE FUNDATIE ("the foundation") is Zwolle's landmark museum. The basis is a 19th century neo-classicist building, then in 2005 Hubert-Jan Henket added "the cloud" (de wolk) on top of it, a giant egg-shaped construction which houses two extra exhibition floors. It is decorated with 55,000 white-blue tiles.

Unlike some other landmark museums, this one actually has good exhibits too. The permanent collection is interesting enough, but the star exhibition today is "Congo Tales, told by the people of Mbomo", a superb collection of pictures by Pieter Henket, who also happens to be the son of Hubert-Jan Henket, the architect of the cloud.


In the WS: the view from the corner
(with some extra autumn colours).

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