Springtime!

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Springtime!
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Springtime!

While shopping I saw spring right in front of me! Click! Are you also a bit happy with this image?

Elevazione

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Elevazione
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Elevazione

You can find this art object on Westersingel. The Italian artist Giuseppe Penone was inspired by a fallen tree whose roots grew on the ground. Around the art object are five living trees that live in symbiosis with the object. The bronze roots stick with their ends in the five surrounding living trees. Because the living trees continue to grow, the bronze will leave a trace in their bark. Penone uses the passage of time in the work of art: after years the elapsed time will be visible in the tree trunks.

A revisit of the warm handshake

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A revisit of the warm handshake
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A revisit of the warm handshake

Maybe you remember this photo? I often walk past this place and especially in the evening with the hanging lights and the benches around the trees it is a nice place to see and photograph! Its the shopping center De Groene Passage, at the corner of Goudsesingel / Mariniersweg. No repetition but just a nice place to see, so therefore again but differently 🙂

Christmas past

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Christmas past
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Christmas past

Its the 26th and how quick time flies! On my way home from work I noticed this discarded Christmas tree, its the tree from Christmas past… And now were heading for 2020! Are you ready for the new decade?

This tree wants to shake your hand

Rotterdam Daily Photo: This tree wants to shake your hand
Rotterdam Daily Photo: This tree wants to shake your hand

Yes, go ahead! Shake the hand of this tree! And its a warm hand (37 degrees Celsius – 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit or normal body temperature)! Made out of bronze you can find this tree in front of shopping center De Groene Passage, at the corner of Goudsesingel / Mariniersweg. The tree symbolizes the relation between human and nature and is made by the artist Hans Lemmen in 2001. The name of this artwork? You guessed it: the tree!

Tree before books

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Tree before books
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Tree before books

Looking for a few photo opportunities this tree in front of the main library of Rotterdam caught my eye. I liked the light through the leaves and on the bench. So here it is, not the best picture but for sure a atmospheric one, and do not forget, this tree can become a book one day…

Tree of the year 2019 in the Netherlands?

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Tree of the year 2019 in the Netherlands?
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Tree of the year 2019 in the Netherlands?

Living history here in the center of Rotterdam, the socalled “Lijnbaanplataan” or translated “Lijnbaan plane tree”, nominated as tree of the year 2019 and named after the location where it grows now. But this location is the second life location of this remarkable tree. Planted in 1851(!) in the garden of the former Coolsingel hospital the tree survived the bombs and fire of the war in 1940. The hospital itself was severe damaged. In the 1960s the inner city was rebuild and new shops were build around the tree and former gate of the old hospital. A reminder of the recent past!

Update: Unfortunately the tree ended second place in the “Tree of the year 2019” with 9212 votes. First place: Noord-Brabant: Heksenboom (witch tree) in Bladel (9840 votes).