M.C. Escher

Ash-delayed at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

Ash from Iceland’s volcano put the kabosh on a lot of flights yesterday and a lot of people spent a lot of time stuck at the airport.  Those, like me, that were lucky got to spend their time at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, where there’s not only a branch of the Rijksmuseum, but a collection of art that includes some pretty impressive pieces, including a 13-foot long painting by M.C. Escher on loan from the post office in The Hague:

(Just part of Escher’s Metamorphosis)

And these giant snowmen (Sitting Men) by Tom Claassen: