Trainstop

The train literally stopped here. Now a beautiful green roof park and small event area, the old Hofplein station.

From the archives: Underground station Blaak

Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: Underground station Blaak
Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: Underground station Blaak

Down the stairs from direction Oude Haven and you see this view, some sort of ‘warp core’ as on the TV show Star Trek! The two stairs left and right go towards the train platforms. Behind the ‘warp core’ you can just see the entrance to the metro.

The end of the line

Rotterdam Daily Photo: The end of the line
Rotterdam Daily Photo: The end of the line

I was on my way to an appointment by bicycle and in the pouring rain when I passed this building located at the Rosestraat. This is the entrance to the former station of the RTM Steam tram services. The starting point at the Rosestraat near the Rotterdam Maas bridges on South Rotterdam, now called Kop van Zuid. The head office of the RTM was also located at Rosestraat. The RTM ran on the following lines: IJsselmonde, Hoeksche Waard, Voorne-Putten, Goeree-Overflakkee, Schouwen-Duiveland and Sint Philipsland… From 1905 the RTM operated the lines to the South Holland Islands and Zeeland. The last tram ran on February 14, 1966.

A train passing the Middle Ages

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A train passing the Middle Ages
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A train passing the Middle Ages

Last night I was looking for a interesting subject for a photo and I found it! This is a part of the 14th century old city wall and now a part of the railway station Blaak. I waited until the train passed to show the proportions of old and modern!

A tiger at the station, International Film Festival Rotterdam

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A tiger at the station, International Film Festival Rotterdam
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A tiger at the station, International Film Festival Rotterdam

Dark, cold but I took this picture just for you! A tiger on the square in front of the station! Why? Because the whole of Rotterdam is devoted to film for twelve days during the largest film festival of the year. There are 500 films to choose from, but also all kinds of parties, talks, Q & As, exhibitions and concerts, something for everyone. When? From Wed Jan 22 2020 – Sun 2 Feb. 2020. More info: iffr.com

Trackmania

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Trackmania
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Trackmania

Crossing the yellow bridge “luchtsingel” you will see these tracks. Direction Rotterdam Central station or the south of the Netherlands. And don’t let the empty tracks fool you, this part is normally one of the busiest parts with trains in this city 🙂

Train, metro, tram and rain, rain, rain…

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Train, metro, tram and rain, rain, rain...
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Train, metro, tram and rain, rain, rain…

Today started with rain, around noon it was still raining and when I was almost ready with work it started pouring with rain! I took this photo at Blaak station. An hub where train meets metro, metro meets the tram and vice versa 🙂 I like the mood/colors. And can you spot a rather famous architecture design? Yes, you see a glimpse of the kubus (cube) appartments in which no wall is straight!