The making of beer, carved in stone

The making of beer, carved in stone
The making of beer, carved in stone

Carved in stone, the whole process of making beer. Former office building, Heineken beer, Crooswijk.

Confinement: this used to be a slaughterhouse

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Confinement: this used to be a slaughterhouse
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Confinement: this used to be a slaughterhouse

A few days back I photographed this nice house. You would not think of this as part of a slaughterhouse! But until early 1981, this house was part of the Rotterdam Public Slaughterhouse on the Crooswijkse Boezemstraat. This slaughterhouse was opened on May 1, 1883. Nowadays there are blocks of houses on the site and the former offices have been converted into houses and a restaurant!

A leap in time over a fence

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A leap in time over a fence
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A leap in time over a fence

There used to be a big cattle market in Rotterdam at the location I photographed this part of the original fence (corner Goudserijweg / Hugo de Grootstraat). Parts of the fence are the only reminders of this cattle market. On monday for sheeps and pigs and on tuesday horses and cows. The market was located here since 1867 and moved to a new location in 1974. The whole location was redeveloped and was filled with houses. The slaughterhouse nearby (closed in 1981) was reused to house students!

A heavenly home for students

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A heavenly home for students
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A heavenly home for students

Its sunday so again I found it appropriate to show you a church. Its the Allerheiligste Verlosserkerk (Most Holy Savior church) located at the Goudse Rijweg in the neighbourhood Crooswijk. Build in neogothic style between 1882 – 1884 with a connected monastery build in 1885. About 1050 people could find a seat inside the church, so quite big. Closed in 1978 due to declining church attendance and severe damaged in 1979 by a fire it was decided in 1982 to convert the church to house students. The name of this appartment building? The church…