Sneak peak Erasmusbrug

Sneak peak Erasmusbrug
Sneak peak Erasmusbrug

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

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: 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…

Throwback thursday, a cruiseship named Rotterdam

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Throwback thursday, a cruiseship named Rotterdam
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Throwback thursday, a cruiseship named Rotterdam

A few years ago I visit the former flagship of the Holland America Line, 228 meters long, 28 meters wide, 51 meters high, the ss Rotterdam. Commissioned in 1958 by Queen Juliana she had her maiden trip in 1959. Here is a Youtube link with some footage of this maiden voyage at 3 september 1959. Worth a visit!

Going to the Zoo, Blijdorp

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Going to the Zoo, Blijdorp
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Going to the Zoo, Blijdorp

This tuesday I went on a quick trip to India, Africa, Antartica, Asia and many more places! Just a short walk from my home… the Blijdorp Zoo! And one of the most beautiful animals we saw was this tiger! I was glad that there was a thick glass wall between us! When you’re in Rotterdam then the Blijdorp zoo is more than worth a visit! You can find the zoo at the Blijdorplaan in Rotterdam, more info on their website >>

The Hofbogen Park

Rotterdam Daily Photo: The Hofbogen Park
Rotterdam Daily Photo: The Hofbogen Park

Photographed at the same day as the streetscape, the Hofbogen Park, build on the platforms of a former railway station, the Hofplein Line. Designed as a public park: the Hofbogen Park. It is open to everyone daily from 10 a.m. to sunset. A unique place to picnic or walk with a magnificent urban view. In collaboration with the DakAkker, an orchard with 150 fruit and nut trees is also managed which is called “the Dakgaard“. The fruit trees are framed by heme vegetation. Part of the Hofbogen Park consists of an event area. Worth a visit!

P.S. Some more picts of the Hofbogen Park, entrance/exit, the former platform.

A tiger at the station, International Film Festival Rotterdam

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A tiger at the station, International Film Festival Rotterdam
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A tiger at the station, International Film Festival Rotterdam

Dark, cold but I took this picture just for you! A tiger on the square in front of the station! Why? Because the whole of Rotterdam is devoted to film for twelve days during the largest film festival of the year. There are 500 films to choose from, but also all kinds of parties, talks, Q & As, exhibitions and concerts, something for everyone. When? From Wed Jan 22 2020 – Sun 2 Feb. 2020. More info: iffr.com

Light shows a contrast

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Light shows a contrast
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Light shows a contrast

This morning again was one of those mornings with beautifull light! And walking throug the Maritime District in the centre of the city, passing the Oude Haven I stopped to shoot this picture at the old port Wijnhaven (translated Wine Port :-). The Wijnhaven was dug in 1613 as part of the construction of the Waterstad, the part of Rotterdam between Schielands Hoge Zeedijk and the Nieuwe Maas. I like the light and the contrast of new modern buildings and the old port and sailing ships. Enjoy the saturday as I do and I hope to welcome you again at the Sunday blog post!

Visit a Space Tower while in Rotterdam!

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Visit a Space Tower while in Rotterdam!
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Visit a Space Tower while in Rotterdam!

Here’s a view of the Euromast. At 185 meters, it is the highest tower in the Netherlands that is open to the public! The tower was built in 1960 by architect Huig Maaskant and contractor J.P. van Eesteren placed in Het Park, close to the entrance of the Maas tunnel. Visitors can use the Euroscoop, a lift that is glazed all around, from the Euroscoopdek at 112 meters height to the highest point at 180 meters, the Space Tower! The elevator revolves slowly so that visitors can look down on all sides. Worth a visit! Not the best picture I have made, the weather was to grey etc. but you get the picture 🙂

A few facts: Made of reinforced concrete it has a diameter of 9 meters and walls of 30 centimeters thick. The foundation consists of a block of 1,900,000 kg of concrete. The crow’s nest, made of steel, hangs 96 meters above the ground and weighs 240,000 kg. It was built at the bottom of the tower and then lifted up in five days.

January 1st, 2020, theme day “Photo of the year”

Rotterdam Daily Photo: January 1st, 2020, theme day "Photo of the year"
Rotterdam Daily Photo: January 1st, 2020, theme day “Photo of the year”

Its themeday again and traditional january 1st the best picture of the previous year is shown. For 2019 is this my choice. It shows Museum Rotterdam, museum of the city! Not only do I have fond memories of visiting this museum but also the museum asked for permission to use the picture themselves! Shown on their instagram account did it make me proud of myself 🙂 Happy New Year everyone!

Check here all the other “year photos” throughout the world >>

If I can’t make it there…

Rotterdam Daily Photo: If I can’t make it there...
Rotterdam Daily Photo: If I can’t make it there…

Hotel New York. Not the city but the memories are there! A former head office of the Holland Amerika Line and in 1993 transformed to a four star hotel! Some say that the hotel is worth a travel to, forget the journey!

45 Degrees of living

Rotterdam Daily Photo: 45 Degrees of living
Rotterdam Daily Photo: 45 Degrees of living

And finally a touristy picture, maybe you already recognized them, the Cube houses (in Dutch; Kubus woningen). Designed by architect Piet Blom and based on the concept of “living as an urban roof”. Build between 1982 – 1984. Blom tilted the cube of a conventional house 45 degrees, and rested it upon a hexagon-shaped pylon. Located on Overblaak Street, right above the Blaak metro station. There are 38 small cubes and two so called ‘super-cubes’, all attached to each other. There is a “show cube” open for visitors so you can experience the feel of living in a cube. Worth a visit! Its friday and a have a few days off ahead, I wish you a great weekend too!

Visit the history of the city now!

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Visit the history of the city now!
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Visit the history of the city now!

Every city should have a museum about the city, here in Rotterdam we have a museum about the city, the Museum Rotterdam! Its right in the center of the city with everything about the history of the city and they have temporary exhibitions such as “ALL ROTTERDAMMERS, Migrant workers through the lens of photographer Robert de Hartogh” etc. You can find the museum at the Meent, and their website here (in english).

A cheese shop and their cow

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A cheese shop and their cow
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A cheese shop and their cow

This cow seems to be surprised by my camera and her picture taken! She belongs to the cheese shop in the background. Located just down the street at the Oude Binnenweg for over 25 years they moved to this location that had a rebirth after a thorough renovation. If you ever visit Rotterdam, the Oude Binnenweg is more than worth a visit!

P.S. Its a film photograph again, technical notes: camera: Praktica CX-1. Film: Kodak Portra 400, developed and scanned by the local lab.