Confinement, the Groothandelsgebouw

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Confinement, the Groothandelsgebouw
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Confinement, the Groothandelsgebouw

Its was after the war, Rotterdam was bombed, many buildings gone and Rotterdam had to build themselves up from the ashes. This building, the Groothandelsgebouw (building for wholesale) was realised between 1947 – 1953. The building was officially opened on 3 June 1953 by Queen Juliana. At the opening, this was the largest building in Europe and the largest multi-company building in the Netherlands. In 2020, the Groot Handelsgebouw is home to more than 400 companies and 2 innovative office concepts (Retail and Cambridge Innovation Center).

Saturday sunrise

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Saturday sunrise
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Saturday sunrise

I had a very nice walk in Rotterdam this morning and was suprised by this beautiful morning’s sunrise! Yesterday’s weather was grey and rainy and today everything looks different, better! And unfortunately tomorrow it will be grey and rainy again…

Festive light twins

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Festive light twins
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Festive light twins

I photographed these twins during a cold evening! Which lights are more festive? The commercial funded tree or the lights of the (commercial) office building? Do they have the christmas spirit? I think the lights and tree at home are the winner…