Rotterdam Daily Photo: Multi color

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Multi color
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Multi color

Just walking for a photo, just passing this mural, just clicking, just posting.
Near the brouwerij (brewery) Noord. This has not affected my photography…

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Strike a pose

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Strike a pose
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Strike a pose

Very early morning, strike a pose, feeling good.

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Prewar luxery

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Prewar luxery
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Prewar luxery

On the corner of Coolsingel – Aert van Nesstraat, the luxury hotel Atlanta is located above the shops there. The hotel was built between 1929 and 1931 to a design by the Hague architect Frans van der Togt in the Art Deco style and officially opened its doors on May 2, 1931. When it was completed in 1931, the hotel contained a double-height café-restaurant. on the ground floor where the shops are now. During the bombing of Rotterdam on 14 May 1940, Hotel Atlanta passed through almost unscathed. My grandfather lived in the streets behind the building before WWII. In the summer when the windows and doors were open because of the heat he could here the music of the orchestra in the restaurant/club. It has been a municipal monument since 1998.

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Blue holidays

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Blue holidays
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Blue holidays

Walking to work I spotted this old blue VW camper. A reminder of some blue holidays?

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Streetlights from space

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Streetlights from space
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Streetlights from space

Finally a new picture on the blog! One of the new streetlights on the Coolsingel. This mainstreet had a total makeover. A car lane has been removed and there is much more space for cyclists and pedestrians. In addition, these new street lamps have been installed. A bit 1930s style and of course energy efficient 🙂

Cloudy friday, but its weekend, the city is waiting

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Cloudy friday, but its weekend, the city is waiting
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Cloudy friday, but its weekend, the city is waiting

A few days back. Looking up at the corner of the Meent – Coolsingel at the buildings and trafficlights etc. A sort of NY vibe. Its friday, its weekend, enjoy!

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Streetcar ride

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Streetcar ride
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Streetcar ride

Sundays walk are the best! No hurry, nice weather and everybody seems to be more friendly. So I did a nice stroll through the city to the river and walking onto the Willemsplein I noted the museum streetcars or trams. These trams, line number 15, make a tour through the center of Rotterdam with of course an explanation of all the interesting things to see along the way. Nice cars, nice people, recommended!

More info here: https://www.stichtingromeo.nl/en/

Rotterdam Daily Photo: King Arthur was here

Rotterdam Daily Photo: King Arthur was here
Rotterdam Daily Photo: King Arthur was here

And here as promised another picture from the citygarden Trompenburg Arboretum, now in color! This tree and the lighting around it did scream King Arthur, although for me… Maybe not the woods where he did his evening stroll but just as beautiful.

More info on the garden: https://trompenburg.nl/plan-your-visit/

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A forest or a garden?

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A forest or a garden?
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A forest or a garden?

A few days back I visited the Trompenburg Arboretum gardens near the citycenter of Rotterdam. I took many pictures, some color, but most of them in black and white. Difficult to choose, but this one shows the ambiance, a quiet corner with a make shift seat and nature taking the ground. Maybe tomorrow another one of the visit here but in color! And when you’re in Rotterdam I recommend a visit!

More info: https://trompenburg.nl/plan-your-visit/

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 …