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

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 …