We are all familiar with the streets and alleys of Willemstad and the historical monuments of the city. And we all know the picturesque side of Willemstad. But how do our own artist interpret the city? Which parts are popular and which are not? Most of the artist represented are very well known for their city scapes and paintings of our monuments. But sometimes you will find yourself surprised by the presence of certain artists or by the type of work represented. A painting of Landhuis Bloemhof by Lucila Engels (1920-1993)reminds us that Bloemhof used to be red. The painting is remarkable since she didn't depict the fašade as seen from the front but instead selected a viewpoint from the side as to capture the atmosphere. The photographer/ceramic artist Ellen Spijkstra is well known for her architectural photographs from the eighties and nineties. This exibitions also shows one of her ceramics, inspired on our architecture. Stroomzigt, the house of the well known couple Chris and Lucila Engels, and it's surroundings is one of the popular city-scapes. In this exhibitions 4 works of art depicting this part of town have been brought together. A painting by Nechi Pietersz (1898-1960), a painting by Herbert Boye (1921-1992), one by Luigi Pinedo (1926)painted in 1994 and a even more recent one by Richard Doest (1942)from 2001. Although the waterstream, the Rif, on the paintings doesn't exist anymore, contemporary painters still prefer depicting this scene the way it used to be. Enrique Olario (1891-1977)is present with two oilpaintings of the Kathedral at Pietermaai. This Naif painter made two versions, one pink and one dark brown. Miss Lee (1899-1998)also painted her house of worship 'God is Liefde'(God is Love). Another artwork of Miss Lee shows a yellow 'kunuku-house'. Herman van Bergen(1953)is well known for his watercolours of the town-monuments but he also depicts the houses in the outskirts. His watercolour from 1999 shows two simple wooden houses. Apart from paintings and objects there is also some attention given to photography. Carlos Tramm (1951)is represented with a photograph from the 'Digital Dreams'-series (2002) showing the decay of our monuments. Other artist represented are: Papy Adriana, J.F. Anemaet, John Baselmans, Anguine Hodge, Ocalia and Roald Schotborgh. The exhibition has been put together with works on loan from various private art collections. The works were curated by Josee Thissen-Rojer.