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!
During our daily evening walk I came across this signpost. And on top was a little man who, like us, had his chest forward to face the future with confidence! Do you want to meet him too? Then walk from the Hofplein to the Schiekade and you will meet 🙂 Have a nice weekend!
I had to go to the dentist again and on the way I found the facade and entrance of this building on the Schiekade beautiful enough to photograph! This is the Emmahuis (The Emma House) building which can be found at the Schiekade. It has an interesting story. A time capsule from the 1930s has been found in the old building. Demolition workers found the capsule embedded in a wall of the senior complex. A parchment was found in the capsule that refers to the construction of the building. There were also silver coins in it. Once this building on the Schiekade housed elderly people in need of help, but nowadays its a apartment complex.
A little bit of history:
Designed in 1932 by architectural firm P. Hooykaas and M. Lockhorst from Rotterdam. Provided for the high-quality housing of needy old people in the large western part of the complex for that time and of old people from the well-to-do state in the iconic building on the Schiekade.
Did you know that Rotterdam grabs number 7 of the 100 best cities in the world to ride a bicycle and about 12.000 people a day cycle over one of the city’s famous bridges, the Erasmus bridge? I use a bike often to travel quick and easy through the city. Rotterdam has plenty of cycle paths and is part of the cycle junction network. In the city are several free bicycle parking areas where you can also charge your electric bike. I took this picture at one of many bike rental company’s in the city…