Where were the photos for the IIT15 medallions taken?
The medallions for the 15th
International Icehouse Tournament were taken by Andrew Looney
in the following six Amsterdam Coffeeshops:
The Bushdocter has 2 locations, on opposite sides of the Rembrandt
Plein. This was taken at upstairs at the one on Thorbeckeplein.
This isn't really one of my favorite coffeeshops, but it was
while sitting at this table that I was inspired to use coffeeshop
tables as the backdrop for this year's medallions, so for that
I find it memorable. Plus, the tables here are pretty groovy...
as I discovered after embracing this plan, quite a few of otherwise
groovy coffeeshops have tabletops that are far less cool looking
that this one...
Yellow: Barney's Breakfast Bar
Barney's is a really great coffeeshop, notable for being one
of the few with a full menu of food available from the attached
restaurant with similar name. Barney's also has excellent, stylish
tables that were perfect for this project. Barney's even gets
Stoney's paw-up of approval...
Green: Homegrown Fantasy
This is just another nice, laid back coffeeshop, right near
the center of town. It's a good choice for gaming, as they have
these lovely tables with various classic gameboards built-in,
like this backgammon board and several chessboards.
Popeye was one of our very favorite coffeeshops, partly due
to its cool vibe and partly because it was close to home and
right on the way to a lot of destinations. We got pretty chummy
with the owner, whom everyone calls Popeye and who is very friendly
and fun to hang out with. Here's what he looks like:
La Canna is very high on our list of favorite spots. La Canna
is another coffeeshop with restaurant food available, but the
thing we really dig is this long, low counter by the windows,
over-looking a busy pedestrian shopping zone. Usually, there
are hordes of people strolling about below, making it great for
people-watching. This shiny black countertop also makes for an
excellent place to play Binary
Winner: Stone's Corner
Stone's Corner is a really nice coffeeshop, right on a busy
street corner, again making it an excellent place for people-watching.
The decor has an lovely Arabian Nights feel to it, and the tables
are all covered with colorful tile-work. While small and often
crowded (with the best spot by the window sometimes being very
hard to get) Stone's Corner is definitely one of my very favorite
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