The look of a early shift

Start of the shift. Carnisselande, line nr. 25, direction Schiebroek. I took this early in the morning. Its fall so dark, lonely and quiet. This place is both a start and end of the line.

P.S. This line runs from Barendrecht to Rotterdam-Schiebroek. So technically Barendrecht but the tram is and goes to Rotterdam, so a bit of artistic freedom!

The never come back line

The never come back line
The never come back line

Almost 30 years ago we celebrated our wedding on these party ships. Abandoned for a few years and poor maintenance were disastrous. The city’s new plans for the site have put the demolition workers to work. The end of the line …

P.S. Almost a year ago I took this picture on the same location >>

End of shift, walking home

End of shift, walking home
End of shift, walking home

Walking home, end of shift, looking at the fountain and roundabout Hofplein. I liked the light, so click!

Table for two

Spotted this corner with a table for two just beside the train tracks. Maybe for a romantic diner to get your relationship back on track?

A lot of years about Rotterdam in one shot

A lot of years about Rotterdam in one shot
A lot of years about Rotterdam in one shot

These books (Wie, wat, waar – Who, what, where) contain a whole lot of info about events, shops, people and companies in Rotterdam. So in one shot a whole lot of Rotterdam!

Greyhound bus on tour

Greyhound bus on tour
Greyhound bus on tour

Greyhound tourbus, on paper, lifesize and used as background during concerts. After the concert simply folded up and unfolded on the next gig! Kunsthal Rotterdam an art museum, exhibition “A journey into art and music”. Westzeedijk.

Sneak peak Erasmusbrug

Sneak peak Erasmusbrug
Sneak peak Erasmusbrug

Taken on a stroll and visit to the Nederlands Fotomuseum (Dutch Photomuseum). Wilhelminakade.

Buy your lottery tickets here…

Buy your lottery tickets here...
Buy your lottery tickets here…

A ghostsign to buy your (winning) lottery tickets here… but I’m afraid the prices are already given… way back! Noordmolenstraat.

All eyes on their hair!

All eyes on their hair!
All eyes on their hair!

Just a weird and funny shop window, I like their hair! Seen on the Oostezeedijk.

Always on the other bank …

Always on the other bank ...
Always on the other bank …

Waiting for the ferry to Rozenburg. Not directly the city of Rotterdam but added to the municipality of Rotterdam for a number of years, so technically Rotterdam after all …

Trainstop

The train literally stopped here. Now a beautiful green roof park and small event area, the old Hofplein station.

A school of fish with a sense of fashion

A school of fish with a sense of fashion
A school of fish with a sense of fashion

Windowshopping fish or? Seen at department store the Bijenkorf, Coolsingel.

Waterfront view

Waterfront view
Waterfront view

Walking to the Erasmus Bridge I thought, that’s a nice view of the Maas. Worth a photo!

The making of beer, carved in stone

The making of beer, carved in stone
The making of beer, carved in stone

Carved in stone, the whole process of making beer. Former office building, Heineken beer, Crooswijk.

Westzeedijk, just follow my tracks

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Westzeedijk, just follow my tracks
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Westzeedijk, just follow my tracks

On duty and en route to the terminus Kleiweg. Westzeedijk direction Leuvehaven.

A good spot for a bus stop

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A good spot for a bus stop
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A good spot for a bus stop

Walking Westblaak and spotted the light trough the trees, the bus stop, ambiance, I liked it.

The first impression is most important

Rotterdam Daily Photo: The first impression is most important
Rotterdam Daily Photo: The first impression is most important

Rotterdam was rebuilt after the Second World War, many of the first buildings were for trade and the financial world. This is the entrance to one of those buildings located at Westblaak. Made for a good first impression!

Lost track

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Lost track
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Lost track

When walking in the neighbourhood of the Esch, you can stumble over these tracks, belonging to the old waterworks that was once in operation here.

Cycling routes Rotterdam and beyond

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Cycling routes Rotterdam and beyond
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Cycling routes Rotterdam and beyond

When you visit Rotterdam you should definitely use the bicycle. There are handy signposts everywhere for the best routes in Rotterdam and beyond!

Almost forgotten, luitenant Koenders

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Almost forgotten, luitenant Koenders
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Almost forgotten, luitenant Koenders

I drive past this place almost every day and I always thought to walk there to see for whom or what the memorial plate is. This is the text: “On May 14, 1940, our comrade First Lieutenant Koenders gave his life for the fatherland at this place. In grateful memory, IV battalion, 15 Infantry Regiment and Burgerwacht van Rotterdam”.

Every 4th May, a small wreath and some flowers are laid to commemorate. With only a few people and in the weeks after that no one at all thought about what happened. Almost forgotten.

This year France is closer to home

Rotterdam Daily Photo: This year France is closer to home
Rotterdam Daily Photo: This year France is closer to home

The world has become smaller with the luxury of traveling by plane, etc., but this year the distances have increased! So not in the holiday traffic jam near Lyon or on the périphérique near Paris. Someone here on the Nieuwe Markt hung these signs as a reference or as a tribute? Not jeu de boules but Jules de boules …

Heliport sunset, a busy day ends

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Heliport sunset, a busy day ends
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Heliport sunset, a busy day ends

Back from a evening walk in our little neighbourhood Heliport I noticed this nice light, the sun setting and this busy day is nearing its end…

A real Dutch and Rotterdam image in one

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A real Dutch and Rotterdam image in one
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A real Dutch and Rotterdam image in one

Today, after a short drive, I planned a lunch stop in the Kralingse Bos. A park with a number of windmills. Mill De Lelie is the smallest and the oldest mill. This dates from 1777. Mill De Ster is first mentioned in 1830. The Star burned down in 1865 and 1962 and was completely rebuilt both times. The mills used to grind spices and tobacco. You can find these windmills at the Plaszoom. Worth a visit!

P.S. I tried to take a not too touristy photo!

From the archives: New York view

Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: New York view
Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: New York view

In 2012 I visited the Dutch Photomuseum (Nederlands Fotomuseum) with my family. Through the windows of one of the halls I photographed New York, the hotel with that name, of course, and both the museum and hotel are worth a visit!

Website museum >

June 1st, 2020, theme day “Park”

Rotterdam Daily Photo: June 1st, 2020, theme day “Park”
Rotterdam Daily Photo: June 1st, 2020, theme day “Park”

Unfortunately I could not make a recording of the day this theme day. Therefore also this time one from archive. Made in 2019 with a film camera, the Nikon F50. It is the Pompenburg park, small but nice. See the shadows of two people? One of them is me!

From the archives: Thunderstorm

Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: Thunderstorm
Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: Thunderstorm

During a walk in 2018 on the Noordplein, wind and clouds. There is a thunderstorm approaching!

From the archives: Victor & Rolf fashion artists 25 years exhibition

Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: Victor & Rolf fashion artists 25 years exhibition
Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: Victor & Rolf fashion artists 25 years exhibition

Together with my wife, I visited the exhibition of Victor & Rolf fashion artists 25 years exhibition in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam in 2018. From the very beginning to the most amazing shows, many designs and ‘WEARABLE ART’. I took a photo of a beautiful dress made of recycled material …

Some facts, source website Kunsthal:
FASHION SHOWS OF GREAT SAYING POWER
The Viktor & Rolf fashion shows are like “performances” of great expressiveness. The 1999 Russian Doll show, in which Viktor & Rolf draped nine layers of clothing around just one model, top model Maggie Rizer, makes their international breakthrough. Many other high-profile haute couture shows follow, from which pieces can be seen in the exhibition, including from the collections Bedtime Story (2005), The Fashion Show (2007), NO (2008), Cutting Edge Couture (2010), Red Carpet Dressing (2014), Wearable Art (2015) and Van Gogh Girls (2015), and previously unseen works from the latest collections, Boulevard of Broken Dreams (2017), Action Dolls (2017/18) and Surreal Satin (2018).

Link website Kunsthal >>

From the archives: French grey duck

Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: French grey duck
Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: French grey duck

A few summers back I photographed this car! A very nice French car, a grey duck! Or a socalled Citroën 2CV. During that summer I also drove a gray duck, not this one, but a rented one. Was one of the best road trips ever! Location: Karel Doormanstraat.

From the archives: Streetscene with a Dutch car

From the archives: Streetscene with a Dutch car
From the archives: Streetscene with a Dutch car

I took this one back in 2010. A streetscene with a real Dutch car, the DAF. This car can move forward as fast as it does reverse thanks to its revolutionary stepless transmission. Now a real classic as these cars have not been made for years … Location: Hoogstraat.

House ghost

Rotterdam Daily Photo: House ghost
Rotterdam Daily Photo: House ghost

The old block of houses was demolished to make way for new houses. A passage on both sides of the walls received this decoration, a representation of the walls in old demolished houses. Is it art or is it melancholy? Location, Linker Rottekade.

From the archives: Tram remise depot

Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: Tram remise depot
Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: Tram remise depot

Taken in 2018, a early morning start in the tramdepot of RET Kralingen.

From the archives: Monastery St. Louis portal

Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: Monastery St. Louis portal
Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: Monastery St. Louis portal

Build in 1927 as a monastery and used as till 1977. In WWII many monks were killed by German soldiers during the attack on Rotterdam, in may 1940. Photographed in 2017. You can find this monastery at the Putselaan.

From the archives: De Brandgrens – the firestorm

Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: De Brandgrens - the firestorm
Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: De Brandgrens – the firestorm

The Germans bomded Rotterdam on May 14th 1940. These big lights did light up the sky to mark the border of where the firestorm did stop. Photographed in 2007, location Heliport.

A library entrance from 1923

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A library entrance from 1923
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A library entrance from 1923

While waiting for my turn to enter a store (a long waiting line these days) my eyes wandered over the nearby buildings, and I noticed this entrance to the old library, from 1923 according to the gable stone, the interbellum, an interesting time for me in terms of art, architecture, music, etc. What is your year or period in history?

From the archives: telephones on a bridge

Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: telephones on a bridge
Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: telephones on a bridge

Back in 2011 I visited the S.S. Rotterdam, see this picture also. On the bridge these phones took care of the important communication to the rest of the ship! Only local, not long distance…

From the archives: Underground station Blaak

Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: Underground station Blaak
Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: Underground station Blaak

Down the stairs from direction Oude Haven and you see this view, some sort of ‘warp core’ as on the TV show Star Trek! The two stairs left and right go towards the train platforms. Behind the ‘warp core’ you can just see the entrance to the metro.

From the archives: Witte de Withstraat

Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: Witte de Withstraat
Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: Witte de Withstraat

The last few weeks have been quite chaotic and I was not always able or in the mood to take pictures. Therefore occasionally some photos from the archive … Made in 2010.

Urban garden

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Urban garden
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Urban garden

In the city you also have a lot of greenery, parks, trees in the street, gardens etc. But even if you don’t have a garden but a balcony, you can still start a mini garden, a real urban garden!

Back to the other end

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Back to the other end
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Back to the other end

This is the end of the line or the beginning? Depends on where you want to go 🙂 This is the tramstop De Esch, tramlines 21 or 24, the start or the final stop, you may decide!

P.S. Yes another tram photo, you have to follow my tracks…