Saturday, April 12, 2014

Mauro Mansion



The first impression that one gets is that of a Zebra that is behind bars. Actually its an open cabinet for hanging your clothes.



This is in one of the rooms of Mauro Mansion in Amsterdam. A nice and cosy place next to the canal.



What I found was that there is something unique in each room.  Like who would expect a barber’s chair in one of the rooms, but it is there and the guests like it.


From an angle these look like some ducks perched on the wall of the room. This is actually a painting on one of the walls of a room.


These non plastered wall give it a different look. I noticed the table fan on the cupboard.




From across the road (or rather across the canal) it makes a pretty picture with the Basilica standing tall in the background.


I always wanted to get a profile picture showing only half of the face and the other half being in the dark. I think I accidentally got it when the owner of Mauro Mansion, Mr Berry, was explaining to me the finer details of his place. It also shows you the view of the canal from the room.


 And this is where you get your breakfast. Oh I forgot to mention this is a Bed and Breakfast joint very close to the station. (just three minutes walk from Amsterdam Centraal)


If you take a closer look at the ceiling, you will see that the beams are of two colours.  Mr Berry explained that as per the rules of Holland you can repair the place, but care should be taken that the new wood should not look like antique. I think that is a good rule framed by the authorities so that the tourists are not mislead.  The beam you see on the side is 400 years old and it is Oak.


If you have noticed the hat in every room, it is like a logo for the Mauro’s B&B. Mr Berry said that at times its funny too, like some customers come down and say “I think your previous customer forgot their hat”


Talking of coming down, this spiral staircase may look artistic to some but I had a good grip on the banister rail.


Couldn’t resist a click of this Indian hotel which is on the other side of the canal.


18 comments:

River said...

Such a pretty place. The spiral staircase does look very artistic, I like it.

joeh said...

Cool stuff, love the Zebra.

TexWisGirl said...

what a neat place!! love the touches of individuality!

Im A Chickadeegirl said...

I really liked your caged zebra. You have a good eye for seeing things that most people do not notice! Thank you for this tour.

orvokki said...

I like your images, and the zebra is a great discovery.
Thanks for visiting in my both blogs and nice comments.
Have a happy weekend

susie said...

I like picture number 7. Though I think I would get a neck ache sleeping with all of those pillows.

Pixel Peeper said...

I'm not sure how I would feel about the barber's chair next to my bed. I probably would set my suitcase on it. :-)

Love the mural of the ducks and especially the views of the canal!

Marty said...

What an interesting building. And the picture of Mr. Berry is very artistic. Sometimes the unintended things we do turn out the best!

Hilary said...

Such intriguing designs. I live the zebra behind bars.. and the ubiquitous hat. That staircase would have me nervous though.

Rhonda Albom said...

This is one neat place. I hope I get to stay here someday. I love the zebra bars.

Anita said...

Looks so inviting! Awesome pics here :)
Would love to visit Amsterdam! :)

Janey and Co. said...

Thanks for showing us things we may have missed about this very interesting place. Janey

Gail Dixon said...

So many wonderful and interesting decor choices! Love them all!!

Karen Xavier said...

A nice quirky place.... I like the non plastered walls, and those white curtains, rustic and elegant at the same time. Inviting place... would be nice to visit Amsterdam sometime.

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Awesome Post.

A Cuban In London said...

That was a spooky first picture! :-) I agree with you, it has a "speciall" effect on you. Thanks.

Greetings from London.

Natasha Borah Khan said...

I want to visit Mauro Mansion!! Love the zebra.

Anita said...

As I look at the pics of your trip, I'm wondering if this was your first trip to Holland and what made you decide to go there?