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I you appreciate it I will try to take some more pictures the coming weeks. Architecture and places we like to go.
 
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I you appreciate it I will try to take some more pictures the coming weeks. Architecture and places we like to go.


Please do keep the pics coming Frans. I love getting a peek at your world


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'Old Harbour' district. Many bars, cafés and restaurants here. Very popular with students. This part gave the district its name:

 
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Rotterdam World Trade Centre. The lower part was opened in 1940, the upper structure in 1986. It rests on 6 gigantic concrete pylons, a first in my country. The lower part is internally completely restored (down to the last ashtray :D) to what it was in 1940. The larger conference rooms are very popular as a venue for business parties.

 
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The Witte Huis or White House is a building and National Heritage Site in Rotterdam, Netherlands, built in 1898 in the Art Nouveau style. The building is 43 m (141 ft.) tall, with 10 floors. It was also the first hoogbouw (literally: high-rise building) in Europe. The building is listed as a Rijksmonument (literally: National Monument).


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The architect Willem Molenbroek designed the 10-storey building, at the time an unprecedented height in Europe. The site at Wijnhaven 3 is just 1 m above sea-level and skeptics claimed that the soft soil of Rotterdam would be unable to adequately support the building, so before construction could properly begin, 1000 piles were driven into the ground to support the building's weight. The building is constructed from iron and steel and concrete, and includes two thick interior walls which increase the building's strength. Unlike many other contemporary buildings of the time, wood was not a significant construction material due to the fear of fire. The building cost 127,900 Dutch guilders.
It was also one of the few buildings in central Rotterdam to survive the German bombing campaigns of World War II.

Source: WikiPedia. (Picture by F. Hens).
 

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Frans, you've now caused me to put "your hometown" on my places to go before I die list


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Frans, you've now caused me to put "your hometown" on my places to go before I die list


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This brings with it the danger of meeting yours truly. A prospect most unwanted :D
 
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The pictures in post #31, 35 and 36 are not mine. They belong to the 'Net.
 

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You know Frans, this may be the start of a new catagory - "Show us a pic of your home town" or a point of historical or personal interest. It would be fun to have a peek at our respective worlds. I think so anyway.
 
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