Sunday, June 16, 2013

The end

Guys, you may have noticed, i've been afk for a couple of days.
I broke a toe which made me rather immobile and on top of that have a zillion things to do on EVERY front one can think of.

Thank you all for visiting the past 8,5 years and for leaving your kind and sweet remarks.
I bid farewell to you all but who knows what the future might bring.


Friday, June 07, 2013

Zuiderpark. With this weather being on the water is Always a good choice.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Jagtluststraat. Picking up the kids after school. How do you know this is a Dutch scene? The bakfiets, obviously, but also the high amount of dads.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Weena. It's that time of the year again. Where some of us go baldly bare-legged and others go for a legging.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Weissenbruchlaan. Summer took its time but it looks like we are getting there this week!

Monday, June 03, 2013

Museumpark. I couldnt find anything about the sea lion next to the Chabot museum. Art pour art apparently.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Heemraadssingel. Too much traffic, too little space.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Delftsevaart. Today's theme is about "the beauty of decay" and this bird bringing new life to a bunch of rubbish is my entry for the theme.
Want to see what others cities around the world think of the theme? Click here

Friday, May 31, 2013

Weena. I wonder when in what sort of media we'll be seeing the new Central Station they were recording here.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

2e Virulystraat. Dog poop is #1 or 2 on every cities agenda I think.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pleinweg . These people enjoyed the sun from their balcony and wondered why on earth someone would take their picture.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Zuiderpark. And suddenly we have something of a summer. People grab the opportunity and have a bbq outside like this family.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Schuttevaerweg. Some people have jobs you never would have thought about back in high school.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Zuiderpark. The bridges in this parc won a price for their creative use of concrete.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Aelbrechtskade en Delfshavense Schie parallel to it.

Friday, May 24, 2013

2e Hogebanweg. Now there's a car we dont see too often.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

's-Gravendijkwal. It's hard to read but the signature of Erasmus, the famous Rotterdam philosopher is on top of one of the medical buildings.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Zuiderpark. Cleaning little sandy feet.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Heemraadssingel. The tuliptrees are finally starting to blossom here and there.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Westzeedijk. Although JP Gaultier's exhibition in de Kunsthal has ended, the Euromast hasnot lost its stripes yet.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Museumpark. A tribute to the Dutch contestant Anouk for the Eurovision Song Festival yesterday evening. For the first time in 9 yrs we made it to the finals and ended up with a 9th position.
Congratulations to Denmark for their winning song and for those who want to listen to Anouk, click here

Saturday, May 18, 2013

C.P. Tielestraat. A couple of weeks ago my son needed new guitar strings and we ended up in this tiny shop literally packed with guitars (and drums). It's called El Mono Flamenco and I am pretty sure that if you are looking for something or for lessons, you are at the right address here.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Kievietslaan. Behing this gate is Parc Schoonoord. Open each and every day, almost 300 yrs old (!) and once belonging to the wealthy Mees family.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Schouwburgplein. Once again 12 photographers have given us their take on the city during a 24 hr session. Check out if you want to know more.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Nieuwe Binnenweg. Street overview.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Bombing of Rotterdam (occasionally referred to as the Rotterdam Blitz) refers to the aerial bombardment of Rotterdam by the German Air Force on 14 May 1940, during the German invasion of the Netherlands in World War II. The objective was to support the German troops fighting in the city, break Dutch resistance and force the Dutch to surrender. Even though preceding negotiations resulted in a ceasefire, the bombardment took place nonetheless, in conditions which remain controversial, and destroyed almost the entire historic city centre, killing nearly nine hundred civilians and leaving 30,000 people homeless.

Monday, May 13, 2013

De Wilgenring. This shop with their logo; 010 isnt just a code (010 being the area code for Rotterdam) is the sponsor of my son's waterpolo club for caps.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Bergweg. Honey, do you mind taking my bag while I browse through the new collection?
Happy mothersday everyone!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Beukelsdijk. Church right after a shower.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Diergaardesingel. One of the many construction pits downtown.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Ringdijk. Some pieces of Rotterdam make you forget you live in a big city.