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Old Posted Nov 25, 2018, 11:07 PM
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Rotterdam (23 June & 4 November 2018)

Rotterdam is the second-largest city of the Netherlands with a population of 635,000. Areas in these photos: Centrum, Noordereiland, Middelland, Katendrecht. All photos taken on 23 June 2018 and 4 November 2018 with the Sony RX100 (model I) compact camera, without tripod.

1. Blaak street market.


2. The Lijnbaan shopping street was opened in 1953 as pedestrian-only zone.


3. Town hall square.


4. Central shopping district.


5. Street shop selling Feyenoord Rotterdam soccer team shirts.


6. The Great, or St. Lawrence Church was built between 1449 and 1525.


7. Municipal library, cubic houses, pencil building and the market hall.


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11. De Hef train bridge operated between 1927 and 1993.


12. The Maastoren, Netherlands' highest building of 165 meters (541 ft).


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17. The slender Delftse Poort tower, 151 meters high (495 ft).


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24. Oude Binnenweg.


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26. Paul McCarthy's Santa Claus statue (read more about it in Atlas Obscura).


27. Blaak subway station.


28. Nieuwe Maas river with water taxis.


29. Erasmus Bridge and Kop van Zuid area.


30. Former headquarters of the Holland Amerika Lijn ocean liners (now HAL cruise company), built in 1901 in Jugendstil style.


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32. Jazz in the Fenix Food Factory.


33. Fenix Food Factory.


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35. The former headquarters of the Holland Amerika Lijn is now a hotel and restaurant.


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38. Central Station.


39. Underground bike parking at Central Station.


40. Central Station entrance.
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Old Posted Nov 26, 2018, 1:02 AM
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A city on my 'someday' list. Thanks.
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Old Posted Nov 27, 2018, 1:43 AM
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So surprised to see many American elements in Rotterdam, but I feel Rotterdam is getting more and more Frankfurt am Main vibes.
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Awesome pictures of an amazing city!

It's worth pointing out that modern architecture is a thoroughly European creation with a strong Dutch intellectual influence. I'm not entirely sure what the above post is getting at... that Rotterdam has buildings (some of them towers) with glass and steel facades? That the words "New York" appears in some places around the city? That the city is beautifully heterogeneous and multicultural? Or simply that some American products can be found for sale in the home of Europe's largest seaport? I have to point out... Dutch capitalism wasn't exactly stolen from across the pond either.

Frankly, the architecture and urban planning that I see in Rotterdam is far and away more impressive, more creative, and more innovative than most of what I see in America. Just because the city doesn't have to protect the aesthetic character of a UNESCO historic district doesn't mean that it isn't of its own culture.

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Is this a museum or an art school?
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Incredible. Dutch cities are top notch.
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Mouais... God knows we all like the US over here anyhow, but I find them a bit too loud and naive in their fascination for America and NYC, that's not always so benevolent to us, is it?

We still have to gather our own people in a genuine Euro federal nation, and I'm sure neither China nor the US will ever help us to achieve this feat, that would serve our own glory so much that it would surpass their own.

I surely won't kiss anyone's butt like that, until they show us all how really good and generous they really can be.
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Rotterdam is beautiful, very underrated, visited some years ago! Probably the most American looking city in Europe.
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Cool nightlife!! Thanks for the pics!!
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Fantastic display of urban photography.
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