Windowshopping fish or? Seen at department store the Bijenkorf, Coolsingel.
Month: June 2020
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
Carved in stone, the whole process of making beer. Former office building, Heineken beer, Crooswijk.
Westzeedijk, just follow my tracks
On duty and en route to the terminus Kleiweg. Westzeedijk direction Leuvehaven.
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 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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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!