Who didn’t like a romantic gesture?

Who didn't like a romantic gesture?
Who didn’t like a romantic gesture?

In the early hours of today when on my way to work I found this lonely rose on the pavement. Somebody didn’t like the romantic gesture or?

A wall poem

A wall poem
A wall poem for today’s past

Finally a update of the blog! During the morningwalk I came across this. A wall poem located in the neighbourhood Oude Noorden…

How we hang on to the pasts that only exist in dreams
How we can be craving for a time to come
Today was yesterday tomorrow
Tomorrow is yesterday today
What we know
Is called the present
All the rest
Is a question that remains

Wishful thinking

Wishful thinking
Wishful thinking

A bar restaurant nearby has a terrace/garden spot made up of containers and on one of them a wishful thinking text! Sometimes it is, sometimes its not 🙂

Valentines day window shopping

Valentines day window shopping
Valentines day window shopping

I took this picture a few weeks ago and today it is the photo to post! A window of the Bijenkorf, a big department store here in Rotterdam.

Early shift done, nice light over Rotterdam is my reward

Early shift done, nice light over Rotterdam is my reward
Early shift done, nice light over Rotterdam is my reward

Walking home after my early shift, using the Luchtsingel in Rotterdam centre…

A tiger brings you the International Film Festival Rotterdam

A tiger brings you the International Film Festival Rotterdam
A tiger brings you the International Film Festival Rotterdam

It took a while but it seems that I can pick up my evening strolls! An short walk took me passing the Markthal with the neon tiger, the symbol of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Don’t be afraid, just watch!

Link: The website of the festival >>

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: The view

Rotterdam Daily Photo: The view
Rotterdam Daily Photo: The view

Cleaning up the drawers and a few boxes with camera’s resulted in a bunch of films, some almost completed, some just a few shots. Here one of the results from a Leica C1 filmcamera, taken in 2019 I think… I have to develope and scan some B&W film’s, soon to follow!

Image taken at the Binnenrotte, near the Markthal.

A Rotterdam building

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A Rotterdam building
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A Rotterdam building

This one I took a while ago in april, so a somewhat old pic from a somewhat modern building. This building dates from the seventies, had a makeover but still looks a bit faded. But I liked the “Rotterdam building”. Its in black and white, thats my mood the last few months…

Hong Kong Travel

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Hong Kong Travel
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Hong Kong Travel

I passed this travel agency so many times in the last decades and now I stopped and took this picture. Its closed now, due to the restrictions on travel because of Covid but it looks anyway if time stood still for this spot!

If you want to travel and buy your tickets here, you will find this travel agency at the Kruiskade.

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!

A big number of/on buildings

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A big number of/on buildings
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A big number of/on buildings

Recently I have seen the address numbers on many buildings very large on the door or on the wall, a new trend and quite fun! With this number nine I start the series of “house numbers” …