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Ronald

The hundreds of Waterfronts of Rotterdam

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"... my opinion of Rotterdam as a photographher has nothing to do with chauvinism. I am referring to the enormous variety that Rotterdam offers a photographer. In the reconstruction that followed the bombing, there are so many different styles. You don't come across such a rich variety of architecture anywhere else. In Rotterdam, you can make great photographs with your eyes closed. The result is always good." (D. Sellenraad, Dutch professional photographer)

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All the next pictures were taken in the 'Kop van Zuid' neighbourhood. All of this used to be a harbour/ industrial area a few decades ago. It has gone through a phase of restructuring, with a lot of construction still pending or coming in the near future.

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This type of residence is gaining ground lately.

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Streets named after architects are not uncommon here.

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Question for you, Ronald. Is that cable-stayed bridge a swing bridge, or was someone pulling my leg?

Nice pics. I recognize many of those places, as I spent 2 days on the river working on a ship (one of the yellow work-boats). I wish I could've taken more pics, but that whole 'work' thing got in the way ;-)

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The last ones:

Inside the court of justice.

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More harbour areas that might await restructuring in the future?

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This is my first attempt at making a pano. I'm content with the left half, but I dislike the right half, it could have been better, if I had included the full hight of the skyscrapers downtown. Anyway, enjoy!

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Matt, I assume you are referring to the tall, blue-colored Erasmus bridge?

It's had some problems directly after it's opening in 1996. There was a storm, and the bridge started swinging due to the heavy wind.

Everything was fixed shortly after that, and the bridge is stable now when it's storming really hard.

So that person wasn't pulling your leg ;)

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Matt, I assume you are referring to the tall, blue-colored Erasmus bridge?

It's had some problems directly after it's opening in 1996. There was a storm, and the bridge started swinging due to the heavy wind.

Everything was fixed shortly after that, and the bridge is stable now when it's storming really hard.

So that person wasn't pulling your leg ;)

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a very interesting city, I've only rode throught there, are there any pics of indiviual houses, not apartments, or townhouses? I did not notice any in the city

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Matt, that's the bridge I was talking about too. It is a drawbridge :)

GR8Scott, there aren't many detached houses in Rotterdam. The majority of the housing stock consists of rowhousing, appartments, or residential highrises. In a few suburban neighbourhoods, detached housing can be found, but it's relatively expensive.

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Matt, that's the bridge I was talking about too. It is a drawbridge :)

GR8Scott, there aren't many detached houses in Rotterdam. The majority of the housing stock consists of rowhousing, appartments, or residential highrises. In a few suburban neighbourhoods, detached housing can be found, but it's relatively expensive.

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