And why can't you see the whole beauty of the lovely Neo-Renaissance building here ? Well, the station is currently under reconstruction due to the construction of the North/South metro line. It is to be completed in early 2015. I think in the past decade I have been only twice or maybe three times in the metro in the NL. I'd rather a million times take a tram or a bus than the Dutch metro. Lisbon metro ? Great tiles ! Singapore ? Big "YES" ! Rio ? ok. But in the A'dam one I found the ambiance always scary. I am a tram person, I like to see people and streets... Do not take me wrong: I love Dutch train stations, I just avoid especifically the metro.
Is this politician Suu Kyi ? I am almost 100% sure. Why is she being featured here I do not have a clue. Anyway, I think these pannels are an absolutely pretty solution to hide all the mess around the Centraal Station (or just "Amsterdam CS" for the Dutch). This is what I could photograph while trying to position myself amongst the picpockets, tourists, passers-by, junkies and policemen - and trams running right behind my ankles.