Monday, 18 April 2011

The Sarphati Park

As I promised, the Sarphati Park photos. Enjoy!! :-)

From De Pijp


Located in De Pijp, this park is named after the Jewish doctor and philanthropist Samuel Sarphati (1813-1866).

From De Pijp


Sarphati's ancestors were Portuguese Sephardi Jews who arrived in the Netherlands in the 17th century.

From De Pijp


He worked as a doctor in Amsterdam, after studying Medicine in Leiden.

From De Pijp


Sarphati became a philantropist when he realised the bad hygiene conditions among the poor in Amsterdam.

From De Pijp


He became responsible for several projects to improve the quality of life in the city and the health of its inhabitants.

From De Pijp


Public health, education, industrialization and city planning were his main interests.

From De Pijp


The Palace of National Industry, the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam (Amstel Hotel), a bread factory which produced more affordable bread for the poor and the city's refuse collection service are among his most known projects.

Have a nice week! :-)

Katie Melua, 9 Million Bicycles

10 comments:

Aledys Ver said...

Very nice! I've never been to this park - word genoteerd voor de volgende keer ;)
Besos!
PS: daar ben ik weer met de taalsalade :D

Presépio no Canal said...

Viva a taalsalade! :D Anota que vale a pena! :-) Este parque e encantador!
Veel kusjes!! ;-)

ana said...

Lindo, tudo lindo, apetece mesmo visitar este parque.
Os pontos de água que escolheu são fantásticos.
Não conhecia esta música pelo que agradeço também esta nova aquisição.
Beijinhos!:)

Presépio no Canal said...

Obrigada, Ana!
O parque oferece estes recantos e espelhos de agua muito bonitos. :-)
Lembrei-me desta musica por causa das biciletas, tao usuais por ca, e amigas do ambiente. Ainda bem que gostou! :-)
Beijinhos!

Margarida Elias said...

Lindíssimo o parque e fantásticas as tuas fotografias. Bj!

Presépio no Canal said...

Obrigada, Margarida! :-) O parque e muito convidativo. Estava muita gente por la a fazer piqueniques e festas de aniversario. Por falar nisso, este ano ainda nao fizemos nenhum piquenique. A ver se preparo a mochila...
BJs!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

dear friend, i am typing with one hand... i love your history lessonscoupled with you love and photos of you new homeland. love to you, anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Teeeheee! I was eating a sticky but delicious SWEET POTATO! I was not about to let go of it....I was hungry! But your post is so BEAUTIFUL...your love for the Netherlands is so evident in the care you take to bring us its beauty dear one. I am just fine. Et toi? Anita

Presépio no Canal said...

I'm a happy woman when the sun comes! ;-)) It's time to enjoy the gardens, take my walks and ride my bike
;-)) and also for BBQ's and picnics!!
Besitos, hermosa amiga! :-)

Sara said...

Um português a deixar a sua marca. Muito bom!
Igualmente bom era estar agora nesse parque magnífico, a ouvir Katie Melua (gosto muito deste tema)! Ai, se era! :)