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Today, almost in front of our head office:

 

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Frans, yet another fantastic picture, and love the close-up view
of the boat, or boats too here as well ! 😮😀..I almost feel like I
can feel the water moving, as well as the wind blowing from here.
It's really something how photos can give us such a feeling, or
generate such a reaction imho. And on top of that, just like in
life you are always finding out new things, or discovering those
details that you maybe missed the first time around. :D

I'm looking at it, and seeing so many neat details actually Frans,
from the look of the hull, to the different levels, nooks, and crannies,
cool wires, and flags. All of it, not to mention the water, as well as
big brother right beside it, and the pier behind everything. It really
is fantastic !

Frans, can you tell us anything about those ships? What type
are they? Or what are they used for I mean? ..Oh, and as always,
thanks so so much for taking the time to show us around !!! :)
It's a vessel to bring sea pilots to the larger ships they are guiding into one of the bigger harbours located in the Rotterdam port area. From that vessel they step onto smaller boats (a launch) that bring them alongside those ships. Approximately 10 miles off shore.
 

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It's a vessel to bring sea pilots to the larger ships they are guiding into one of the bigger harbours located in the Rotterdam port area. From that vessel they step onto smaller boats (a launch) that bring them alongside those ships. Approximately 10 miles off shore.
(y);) Wow, that is really something Frans. 😯 That is an
answer I was not expecting sir. I had thought the boat, or
boats were amazing before, but now after your description,
they are even more impressive ! ..And speaking of impressive,
yowza, a submarine?! 😲 That is just wild, not to mention
something you don’t see every day. Or something we don’t
see every day rather.

Man, check it out, it looks like a spaceship actually Frans. 🛸
I think you guys discovered a spaceship ! 😊 ..Seriously
though, want to thank you for showing us !!!
 

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O.K. now this is a really great shot too Frans ! :Do_O Have
to thank you for posting yet another stunning pic !!!

Man oh man, I can feel the height of that ceiling from here
actually. 😯 It’s remarkable sir ! 😲 You almost get vertigo
from staring at the picture, it’s that dynamic. And how about
that window, and ceiling itself? ..It looks like it is all made of
wood. Wow, beautiful ! ..It’s reminiscent of a cathedral to
tell the truth. But is even larger in scale, and scope it seems
Frans.

Oh, and I love what look to be Christmas lights on the
windows, and of course the giant clock ! 😊
 

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O.K. now this is a really great shot too Frans ! :Do_O Have
to thank you for posting yet another stunning pic !!!

Man oh man, I can feel the height of that ceiling from here
actually. 😯 It’s remarkable sir ! 😲 You almost get vertigo
from staring at the picture, it’s that dynamic. And how about
that window, and ceiling itself? ..It looks like it is all made of
wood. Wow, beautiful ! ..It’s reminiscent of a cathedral to
tell the truth. But is even larger in scale, and scope it seems
Frans.

Oh, and I love what look to be Christmas lights on the
windows, and of course the giant clock ! 😊
I have mentioned this before but both the clock and the typeface used for the name of the station are exact copies of the former (equally iconic) Central Station. They did this as an homage to that station. Rotterdam's central station is the only one in The Netherlands without a city designation in the name. It's just 'Centra(a)l Station, not Rotterdam Centra(a)l Station.
 

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I have mentioned this before but both the clock and the typeface used for the name of the station are exact copies of the former (equally iconic) Central Station. They did this as an homage to that station. Rotterdam's central station is the only one in The Netherlands without a city designation in the name. It's just 'Centra(a)l Station, not Rotterdam Centra(a)l Station.
;) I love that they did that Frans, because it really shows how important
the history is to the builders, and actually everyone in general there. (y)(y)
Then the Central Station not having a city name next to it is fascinating
as well sir. ..I guess everyone knows Rotterdam needs no introduction
right?! 😀
 

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;) I love that they did that Frans, because it really shows how important
the history is to the builders, and actually everyone in general there. (y)(y)
Then the Central Station not having a city name next to it is fascinating
as well sir. ..I guess everyone knows Rotterdam needs no introduction
right?! 😀
This needs no introduction:

 

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Frans, that is unreal ! 🏆:cool: :D I know we have seen other shots of these
building before, but boy oh boy, this is just out of this world right here. :alien::)

Seriously, your eyes, or my eyes rather are totally thrown off, and basically
mesmerized. o_O To the point where you begin seeing different things within
the shapes, as well as the structure in general. It's astonishing because at
first glance you would swear that this was some gigantic robot lying on the
ground. 🤖Perhaps resting, or even looking to crawl through those beautiful
arches in the distance. However, then you see the futuristic cubes, windows,
along with amazing yellow facades of the homes.

Really the entire complex is a tour de force of epic engineering sir. ..The
whole area looks to be really. THX so very much for sharing this with us !!!
 

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Some awesome clouds look to be moving in there Frans. Oh man,
could that be a snow storm? Or perhaps snow squall moving in? ⛄❄
Maybe it's a bit early, but I know you guys get do get your share
of snow, and winter weather there. And I was hoping it might just
have a chance of being a white Christmas. 🙂 Either way, it is
beautiful, and even kind of ominous seeing the clouds out in the
distance. The way the buildings, along with landscape, waterway,
and incredible ship look against it is epic ! (y)(y) 😎

One more question, 😊do you by chance know anything about that
ship there? ..No matter what, thanks a ton for the great pics as always
sir !!!
 

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One more question, 😊do you by chance know anything about that
ship there? ..No matter what, thanks a ton for the great pics as always
sir !!!
Yes Tom: SS Rotterdam I have already show some pictures about this ship plus some explanation. I took the pictures from a rotating restaurant at 42 meters height. (It takes the restaurant 7 minutes to fully ascent on its supporting column).
 

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Yes Tom: SS Rotterdam I have already show some pictures about this ship plus some explanation. I took the pictures from a rotating restaurant at 42 meters height. (It takes the restaurant 7 minutes to fully ascent on its supporting column).
Amazing Frans, both the ship, as well as the history. 😉😀I thought I
had remembered you giving us a lesson about this beauty, and talking
to us about this a little while back. (y)(y) It's history is just extraordinary,
and it's hard to believe how old it is because of the phenomenal shape
it is still in. You would almost think it was a new ship that was meant to
look older. But it's not, and it's pretty incredible !

I'm so glad everyone still gets a chance to enjoy this marvel sir. Can't
thank you enough for letting us enjoy it as well !!!
 

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This is the photo I took a few hours ago during an evening walk in historical Delfshaven (from where the Pilgrim Fathers left for England):

 

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Frans, you know how I am always saying so many of these pictures
look like paintings?! (y);) Well this is another one of those instances
right here. :) I mean the setting is perfect with all of the ships looking
as if they are readying to set sail together. While the water seems as
if it as smooth as glass. Or some viewing portal into another version
of Rotterdam. It's breathtaking !

Seriously. And just the buildings, as well as lighting is magniicent.
Because you are getting the lights of the city giving the golden hue.
All combined with the blue gray of the sky. Wow, just incredible sir,
and I even see some windmills in the distance. 😮Thank you very
much for taking us out for a night on the town !!!
 

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Thanks my friend, it was a lucky shot I guess. With my iPhone 12 Mini. I took a few around dusk but decided to post this one.
 
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