Rotterdam Daily Photo: Multi color

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Multi color
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Multi color

Just walking for a photo, just passing this mural, just clicking, just posting.
Near the brouwerij (brewery) Noord. This has not affected my photography…

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Strike a pose

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Strike a pose
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Strike a pose

Very early morning, strike a pose, feeling good.

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Prewar luxery

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Prewar luxery
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Prewar luxery

On the corner of Coolsingel – Aert van Nesstraat, the luxury hotel Atlanta is located above the shops there. The hotel was built between 1929 and 1931 to a design by the Hague architect Frans van der Togt in the Art Deco style and officially opened its doors on May 2, 1931. When it was completed in 1931, the hotel contained a double-height café-restaurant. on the ground floor where the shops are now. During the bombing of Rotterdam on 14 May 1940, Hotel Atlanta passed through almost unscathed. My grandfather lived in the streets behind the building before WWII. In the summer when the windows and doors were open because of the heat he could here the music of the orchestra in the restaurant/club. It has been a municipal monument since 1998.

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Blue holidays

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Blue holidays
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Blue holidays

Walking to work I spotted this old blue VW camper. A reminder of some blue holidays?

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Streetlights from space

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Streetlights from space
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Streetlights from space

Finally a new picture on the blog! One of the new streetlights on the Coolsingel. This mainstreet had a total makeover. A car lane has been removed and there is much more space for cyclists and pedestrians. In addition, these new street lamps have been installed. A bit 1930s style and of course energy efficient 🙂

Cloudy friday, but its weekend, the city is waiting

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Cloudy friday, but its weekend, the city is waiting
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Cloudy friday, but its weekend, the city is waiting

A few days back. Looking up at the corner of the Meent – Coolsingel at the buildings and trafficlights etc. A sort of NY vibe. Its friday, its weekend, enjoy!

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Streetcar ride

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Streetcar ride
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Streetcar ride

Sundays walk are the best! No hurry, nice weather and everybody seems to be more friendly. So I did a nice stroll through the city to the river and walking onto the Willemsplein I noted the museum streetcars or trams. These trams, line number 15, make a tour through the center of Rotterdam with of course an explanation of all the interesting things to see along the way. Nice cars, nice people, recommended!

More info here: https://www.stichtingromeo.nl/en/

Rotterdam Daily Photo: King Arthur was here

Rotterdam Daily Photo: King Arthur was here
Rotterdam Daily Photo: King Arthur was here

And here as promised another picture from the citygarden Trompenburg Arboretum, now in color! This tree and the lighting around it did scream King Arthur, although for me… Maybe not the woods where he did his evening stroll but just as beautiful.

More info on the garden: https://trompenburg.nl/plan-your-visit/

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A forest or a garden?

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A forest or a garden?
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A forest or a garden?

A few days back I visited the Trompenburg Arboretum gardens near the citycenter of Rotterdam. I took many pictures, some color, but most of them in black and white. Difficult to choose, but this one shows the ambiance, a quiet corner with a make shift seat and nature taking the ground. Maybe tomorrow another one of the visit here but in color! And when you’re in Rotterdam I recommend a visit!

More info: https://trompenburg.nl/plan-your-visit/

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Fish Lab

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Fish Lab
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Fish Lab

I walked past this fish shop and thought this fish deserved a photo on the blog! I like the cartoon like design of the fish, do you? Have a nice weekend, back on Monday!

No advertising for the store, just a picture…

Rotterdam Daily Photo: The view

Rotterdam Daily Photo: The view
Rotterdam Daily Photo: The view

Cleaning up the drawers and a few boxes with camera’s resulted in a bunch of films, some almost completed, some just a few shots. Here one of the results from a Leica C1 filmcamera, taken in 2019 I think… I have to develope and scan some B&W film’s, soon to follow!

Image taken at the Binnenrotte, near the Markthal.

A Rotterdam building

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A Rotterdam building
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A Rotterdam building

This one I took a while ago in april, so a somewhat old pic from a somewhat modern building. This building dates from the seventies, had a makeover but still looks a bit faded. But I liked the “Rotterdam building”. Its in black and white, thats my mood the last few months…

Hong Kong Travel

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Hong Kong Travel
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Hong Kong Travel

I passed this travel agency so many times in the last decades and now I stopped and took this picture. Its closed now, due to the restrictions on travel because of Covid but it looks anyway if time stood still for this spot!

If you want to travel and buy your tickets here, you will find this travel agency at the Kruiskade.

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.