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Old July 26th, 2013, 02:41 AM   #21
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superb shots....I think the city has more modern midrises/highrises than Amsterdam, do you agree?
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Old July 27th, 2013, 01:19 AM   #22
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Old July 27th, 2013, 10:54 AM   #23
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Thanks Paul and Alexander!
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superb shots....I think the city has more modern midrises/highrises than Amsterdam, do you agree?
Well, Amsterdam still has got an intact old city center and highrises in the outskirts, while the center of Rotterdam was destroyed and since the eighties rebuilt with skyscrapers. They've done a good job over there!
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Old July 27th, 2013, 11:10 AM   #24
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I normally don't like too much modern architecture, but I must say that I strangely like Rotterdam (although it has sadly lost too much!), maybe because their modern architecture is not so repetitive and is more varied.. the Dutch seem to be good at this; for example.. German (but also Italian!) modern architecture in comparison seem grayer (commie-block like) and more repetitive, but their historical centers are "grander".. Thanks for the extensive coverage
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Old July 27th, 2013, 01:08 PM   #25
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My pleasure!
I agree about the architectural qualities and diversity in the Netherlands. Same thing in Belgium as in Germany and Italy: or grey concrete buildings, or glass and steel.
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Old July 28th, 2013, 10:12 PM   #26
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Old July 29th, 2013, 01:00 AM   #27
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That first building is really quite impressive.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 07:59 PM   #28
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Lovely photos. Looks like Rotterdam has some really cutting-edge architecture. Would love to visit some day.
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Old July 30th, 2013, 05:27 PM   #29
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Rotterdam is well worth a visit, as a daytrip from Amsterdam, or as a citytrip for a long weekend or midweek.
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That first building is really quite impressive.
It's The Rotterdam, the biggest buidling ever built in The Netherlands.
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Old July 31st, 2013, 09:41 PM   #30
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Old August 13th, 2013, 10:15 PM   #31
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Old August 14th, 2013, 09:17 PM   #32
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Great pics; Rotterdam is really quite impressive.
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Old August 17th, 2013, 01:49 PM   #33
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Indeed, from a rather dull image and grey industrial city untill the eighties, it became a very impressive and trendy metropolis in only a few decades. Well done Rotterdam!

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Old August 17th, 2013, 06:44 PM   #34
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I really wish I was able to travel more extensively than I am currently able.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 12:01 AM   #35
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this great city is building herself fast with all those great highrises.
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Old August 24th, 2013, 12:14 PM   #36
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I agree!

Passing some older and stylish belle epoque buildings on our way to the Euromast:

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Old August 24th, 2013, 09:59 PM   #37
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Thanks Benonie!

I love the contrast between old rusty cranes and all-new skyscrapers-office boxes from the last page. And I love this new Rotterdam's architecture (for example building from photo nr 106 - you know why ). And last but not least - I love the old grand architecture which did survive.
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Old August 25th, 2013, 02:50 AM   #38
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Love the red Lightship - we have one just like it here in Liverpool.
I was thinking about something else when I read this. But that would be something that you would find in Amsterdam


I must agree with Thomas Zul above. I really love the pictures with the contrast between modern architecture and older accents like the old lampposts or the lion statue on the bridge.

The Erasmus bridge really is the crown on an already very impressive and diverse city. What a pitty that my fellow countrymen seem to ignore this example.
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Old August 25th, 2013, 11:02 PM   #39
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Yeah, I know what you mean...
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And last but not least - I love the old grand architecture which did survive.
Fortunately more old architecture than I thought survived. Only the center was destroyed completely, the rest remained more or less intact.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 09:49 PM   #40
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