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 …

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.