After days, weeks, months..no YEARS of building my Amsterdam diorama is finally 100% complete. Some of you might have seen this at Brickmania Antwerp last December, but it was missing a few trans blue cheeses there lol. It depicts the city in the early seventies, you can see hippies and disco dudes. Another great sign of this age is the old rickety warehouse being transformed into luxury appartments. The diorama includes many little scenes, I'll explain with the pictures below.
After this post I'll see if I can display it in a public place for a while, or sell the entire thing. Otherwise I might do one last show and then will recycle it to make new things.
I hope you enjoy the pictures!
First off an overal shot, unfortunately I could not get it any sharper with the camera's I have on hand right now;
Next up the back of the buildings, nothing too special but still;
Some detail on the rear;
Cops 'n robbers;
The old buildings in Amsterdam have really small staircases and this is why most of the furniture is still moved through the windows;
In the street corner we find a typical Dutch street organ with an operator asking for coins;
On the newly created roof patio a couple enjoys their free time;
On the other corner roof a guest from outer space has landed, or are we seeing things from all the smoking;
Definitely some shady business going on in this corner stairwell;
If you have to go, you have to go. Don't fall in though, some people die that way every year..
Besides the warehouse we can see some more construction works and the owner of the houseboat smoking a big fatty;
A bit more detail on the warehouse to show the delapitation and the old commercial signs which were painted onto the buildings;
And some detail on the other corner, which is an excisting building on the ''Prinseneiland'' by the way, not all buildings are 100% based on excisting ones;
The corner cafe on the right has a full interior, there are some other bits of interior but not as detailed as this;
Some interior works in the side of the warehouse to make it look more appealing from that side;
Hey is that Elvis riding by? Also note the lock on the bycicle just hanging from the railings, a sight we also seee often besides all the bikes actually in the water. Be carefull were you jump in in case you do feel like swimmimg.
The 1940's blue tram is powered by powerfunctions;
In a city with as much water as Amsterdam you off course see a lot of boats. First one is this ''Tjalk'' a cargo ship from around 1900 which is now used as a houseboat;
Next up is the ''salonboot'used to sail tourist around the canals. These are also oftenn owned by luxury hotels to transport their guests;
Last but not least is the ''bakdek kruiser'' a small yacht with a low nose to be able to go under the bridges. In the front is a cabin with beds, kitchen etc. This is actually my favourite type of yacht;
Lastly I made one of those facade pictures I often see tourist make, perhaps you fancy it;