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Rotterdam

A different view on the city I used to live in around 35 years ago. I went back as a tourist and saw how it has changed into a vibrant, modern city full of atmosphere.

Markthal

Lots of hustle and bustle going on under this impressive ceiling.

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Markthal Rotterdam

Skyline

Planning, designing, building, iconic structures. That's what's happening in Rotterdam, even today two large cranes are at work in the very centre of the city.

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Skyline Rotterdam

KPN Corporate Office

At the very edge of De Kop van Zuid, kissing the river Meuse, this is KPN's head quarters, logo and corporate colours to be found back in every aspect.

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De Rotterdam boarding the Meuse river

Architecture

On my way to Central Station, I came across this 'crumbled' apartment block.

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Apartments

For sale

Apartment block boarding the river Meuse, massive, expensive but with great views.

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Apartment block

Immense

There's no escaping De Rotterdam, designen by OMA (Rem Koolhaas). By far this multifunctional building is the most dominant structure at the Kop van Zuid.

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De Rotterdam

Cubist

There's no escaping the Cube houses designed by Piet Blom near Rotteram Blaak train station..

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Cube houses Piet Blom

Delfshaven

This picturesque yacht marina is one of the few parts of the old city that survived the 1940 bombardment of Rotterdam. It has had a remarkable history, amongst others the departure point from which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed for America.

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Rotterdam Delfshaven

Delfshaven

Central Station

Sideways peep at the train station.

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Rotterdam CS

Donner

Largest bookstore in town, recently extended and renovated. The builders inherited a beautiful landing on th third floor. .

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Donner book store

Apartment blocks

 

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Apartment blocks

Reflections

Close to De Meent, where old meets new.

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Reflections