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.

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!

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 🙂

A weekend vibe, train travel

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A weekend vibe, train travel
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A weekend vibe, train travel

Another photo that has to do with my journey south (and the last one, I promise). Is it Rotterdam? Not strictly but it is taken on the train traveling from Rotterdam with a view on the passing landscape, the outskirts of the city. The light of fall, the tranquility of Sunday. Tomorrow its monday, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Rotterdam Central station, walk to the light

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Rotterdam Central station, walk to the light
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Rotterdam Central station, walk to the light

The theme day photo yesterday was taken while on my way to the south of the Netherlands. Beside the bench I shot also this picture of a corner and one of the many entrances to the great hall of the station (the new station, opened in 2014, here a photo of how it used to be, the 1957 version >>), nice light, nice fall weather and a very nice travel companion, what else could you wish for?? Have a great weekend and if traveling, goede reis!

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!