During the same photowalk from yesterday I shot one of the other bridges over the river Maas, the Erasmusbrug. I like the tugboat in front of it all and the word “Rotterdam” on the lightpanel of the KPN building at the left. The Erasmusbrug was opened in 1996, is 284 meters long and 139 meters high. Because of the shape the nickname is “the Swan”. Its late now and nothing more to say then enjoy your weekend!
Tonight I went on a photowalk along the river Maas. The Maas split Rotterdam in two and there are a few bridges to cross the river from north to south and vice versa! This picture was taken from the Koninginnebrug (build in 1929) to show you the Hef bridge, a former railway bridge build in 1927 and decommisioned in 1993. The railway line Breda – Rotterdam used this bridge but nowadays the line is underground and comes above near Rotterdam Central station. I liked the mood and lighting in this picture hope you like it too!
This morning the sun was rising and illuminated the other bank of the river Maas, the south of Rotterdam with the three towers of the building Rotterdam at the left. I stood on the Willemsplein while taking this picture and I’m happy with it!
While travelling to work I passed the former water extraction company terrain located at the Esch and of course near the river Maas. Between the rain showers the sun broke open the clouds and showed again how beautiful autumn can be! On the right you see the silhouette of the old water tower. The entire location is now full of houses and business premises. I have to work this weekend but for those who have the weekend off, have fun!!
This morning at work I witness this beautiful sunrise over two of our cities most protruding landmarks and our river the Maas. First the Erasmusbrug, completed in 1996 and connecting north and south of Rotterdam. Second, the building Rotterdam (the three towers), completed in 2013 with offices, appartments and a hotel. And last but not least, the river Maas flowing from France to the North Sea.
Its almost if you are in the middle of the country but this is also Rotterdam, just by the river Maas! Its a small piece of land, a leftover of building protection against flooding of parts of the city near the Brienenoord bridge, a important bridge for connecting the north and south of the Netherlands…