This was shopping heaven

Rotterdam Daily Photo: This was shopping heaven
Rotterdam Daily Photo: This was shopping heaven

Fancy a walk on a Sunday? Many people visit the Lijnbaan! The Lijnbaan was the first shopping promenade in the Netherlands, and the first car-free shopping promenade in the world! Named after the rope-making factory that was located here between 1667 and 1845. Construction started in 1949. A special pedestrian zone in the middle of the city was a novelty and attracted a lot of international attention at the time of the opening on October 9, 1953. There are many shops of large and well-known brands, as well as small businesses with their own specialties. The Lijnbaan is one of the architectural icons of the reconstruction. The shops of the Lijnbaan are included on the list of national monuments. Worth a visit!

Source details: Wikipedia

The Black Widow is gone

Rotterdam Daily Photo: The Black Widow is gone!
Rotterdam Daily Photo: The Black Widow is gone!

And now again a photo in color, this shop in beautiful red! Black Widow was the clothing store for many young people for 39 years. A place for fans of gothic, punk, metal, wave and other underground genres. The store was located on the Nieuwe Binnenweg. Now they are closed to the chagrin of former employees and customers. The owner states that it has nothing to do with the corona crisis; “Sometimes you suddenly have to do other things.”

Pictures of former employees of the past years now hang on the doors.

A springtime thumbs up!

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A springtime thumbs up!
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A springtime thumbs up!

Not so long ago I captured this image during a photowalk. That springtime feeling, sun, blossom, light! In black and white, vintage photography look, I like it!

Lockdown seats

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Lockdown seats
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Lockdown seats

Corona time. Shops closed. But walking is allowed. Unfortunately not somewhere to rest, then everyone could sit together with all the risks that entails! That is why these plants were placed on the benches of the Binnenwegplein, a kind of forbidden forest …

Former glory

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Former glory
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Former glory

It has been a while since I posted a picture on the blog. January is a good time to get back on track! A few weeks ago during a walk I passed this classic, a Dutch manufacturer, world famous, the DAF! With its stepless automatic gearbox, just as fast forward as reverse! And now yourself, cool appearance in this rally version … I spotted the DAF at the Hofdijk.

Lockdown choices

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Lockdown choices
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Lockdown choices

The last weeks we walked in the neighborhood again with the film camera and took some pictures. Here one from this series, more to come! Next to the former Hofplein train line, Agniesebuurt.

A big number of/on buildings

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A big number of/on buildings
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A big number of/on buildings

Recently I have seen the address numbers on many buildings very large on the door or on the wall, a new trend and quite fun! With this number nine I start the series of “house numbers” …

Sky fall

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Sky fall
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Sky fall

On my way to work over the Luchtsingel (Sky bridge). Autumn is in full swing and we are on our way to winter. Tomorrow, Sunday, it seems to be getting colder towards 4 degrees Celsius!

Rush hour

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Rush hour
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Rush hour

The metro entrance at Rotterdam Central around rush hour. Still not really busy … working from home is the norm for the coming period!

Cold light of winter

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Cold light of winter
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Cold light of winter

Just a simple picture of the trees in autumn cover and the already cold light of the setting sun. Autumn and winter are already moving towards each other! Tomorrow the start of a new week, the monday, stay safe and have fun!

A warm atmosphere with the thousands of lights

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A warm atmosphere with the thousands of lights
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A warm atmosphere with the thousands of lights

Last night at the train station Rotterdam Central, a boost in terms of atmosphere with the thousands of lights in the windows that twinkled … Enjoy your Saturday!

Friday, the lion sleeps this weekend…

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Friday, the lion sleeps this weekend...
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Friday, the lion sleeps this weekend…

A photo from the old entry gate Delftse Poort dates from a while back >>. There this lion stands / rests. Quote on the statue: “This lion, which flanked Rotterdam’s coat of arms on the north side of the Delftse Poort, has been lost for years and was found in Blaricum by members of the Nieuwskelder. after which it was located in the facade of building no. 65 A on the Coolsingel in Rotterdam for years. ” Now it has his place besides the model of the Delftse Poort.

It is now Friday, almost weekend, and the lion is sleeping this weekend … Have a great weekend everyone!

Hidden art

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Hidden art
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Hidden art

This mural is almost hidden in a narrow passage from the street to a courtyard. If you walk a little too fast or you look at your phone for too long, you have missed a nice piece of art! Location: Bredestraathof…

Still life cafe

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Still life cafe
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Still life cafe

A late update but here its is! This afternoon I passed this cafe-restaurant on the Goudsesingel. It seemed full of guests but it turned out to be a still life that was only good for take away orders …

Push button get green light

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Push button get green light
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Push button get green light

According to the sticker, men do not understand how to operate the button (for the green traffic light)! Is this only in Rotterdam or in more places in the world? Push this button at Couwenburg…

A new store in the old store!

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A new store in the old store
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A new store in the old store

I photographed this storefront while traveling by tram. Located on Schiedamseweg, close to Delfshaven, you will still find an old facade of the De Gruyter retail chain here. Founded in 1818 (!) And overtaken by time and new trends in 1971. Other retail chains tried to save it but it was to late … Tomorrow is Monday again, a new week with new photo opportunities! Have fun!

Signs and signs of the times

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Signs and signs of the times
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Signs and signs of the times

Photographed at the south bank of Rotterdam near the Erasmus bridge. And previously you were shown the right way to the fun things in Rotterdam, but now there is also a sign for the right way to keep your health! Or is it a tourist trap?

Green waste!

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Green waste!
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Green waste!

Walking in the fall is walking through the fallen leaves! And to bad they missed the green bin!

A view with the blues

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A view with the blues
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A view with the blues

On my way home a view on the station, evening blue sky and the blue buildings “Delftse Poort”. A view with the blues…

Closed in silence

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Closed in silence
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Closed in silence

The Groothandels building located at Stationsplein, a major reconstruction project just after the second world war. But what really matters in this photo is brasserie Engels, at the bottom right of the photo. Opened in 1884 and at its current location since 1952. The name is still brightly shining but it silently closed during the first Corona lockdown so as not to open anymore …

The look of a early shift

Rotterdam Daily Photo: The look of a early shift
Rotterdam Daily Photo: 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

Rotterdam Daily Photo: The never come back line
Rotterdam Daily Photo: 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

Rotterdam Daily Photo: End of shift, walking home
Rotterdam Daily Photo: 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

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Table for two
Rotterdam Daily Photo: 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

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A lot of years about Rotterdam in one shot
Rotterdam Daily Photo: 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!

A picture from the cloud

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A picture from the cloud
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A picture from the cloud

Looks like fall is coming.

Greyhound bus on tour

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Greyhound bus on tour
Rotterdam Daily Photo: 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

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Sneak peak Erasmusbrug
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Sneak peak Erasmusbrug

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

Buy your lottery tickets here…

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Buy your lottery tickets here...
Rotterdam Daily Photo: 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!

Rotterdam Daily Photo: All eyes on their hair!
Rotterdam Daily Photo: 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 …

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Always on the other bank ...
Rotterdam Daily Photo: 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

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Trainstop
Rotterdam Daily Photo: 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

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A school of fish with a sense of fashion
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A school of fish with a sense of fashion

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

Waterfront view

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Waterfront view
Rotterdam Daily Photo: 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

Rotterdam Daily Photo: The making of beer, carved in stone
Rotterdam Daily Photo: 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.