Our last city in Netherlands was Rotterdam which is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Netherlands. So lets see is it really true.
By the evening we reached Rotterdam which I have to say is the most amazing city architectural wise city I've ever seen.
Euromast - an observation tower in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Designed by Hugh Maaskant constructed between 1958 and 1960.
And here is the world famous Erasmus Bridge.
The city is amazing. Every building is a peace of art.
I guess this is some kind of a cafe or something.
The Erasmus Bridge was designed by Ben van Berkel and completed in 1996. The 802m long bridge has a 139m high asymmetrical pylon, earning the bridge its nickname of "The Swan".
Let's go to the other side.
Modern office building.
The Bow - National Merchant Marine Monument.
If you think there is something shiny on the tarmac you're absolutely right. This is specially made on purpose.
And here is the whole picture together - The bow, business center and the Erasmus bridge composition.
Every sign, every house is beautifully designed.
Just a few hundreds meter further we came across another interesting place. Kubuswoningen, or cube houses, are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam.
The design represents a village within a city, where each house represents a tree, and all the houses together, a forest.
This is the very place where Jackie Chan shoot his world famous movie "Who am I?"
Jackie Chan by the cube houses in "Who am I" movie.
They really do look like small tree figures.
The inside area is even more spectacular.
Here is another place from Jackie Chan movie "Who am I".
Even today buildings look stunning given that all of them were built more than 20 years ago.
Second bridge across the Meuse.
An amazing view on the river bank. Every detail has been thought through. Amazing. It feels like this city was designed piece by piece.
What a great view on the city and the river Meuse.
I like the level of details in the architectural design.
Quite high level of security on the streets as well.
Even add posts are carefully designed.
As it began to dawn we decided to keep going. We've seen enough of the Rotterdam but this isn't the end. We still had one last place to visit.
As we drove through the city we witnessed the most amazing sunset.
Building over building. Seriously - this is the most amazing city building architectural wise I've ever seen.
Sunset over Rotterdam.
Time to move on..
An interesting building that looks like a huge ship. Another architectural marvel.
In just half an hour we were out of the city heading for our next target.
And here it is. Windmill fields. They are used to suck out water from the inland.
There are thousands of them. Unfortunately in this place we can see about 20 - 30 windmills which still is quite a lot.
What an amazing small country.
The Dutch built windmills for many centuries (and to some extent, the windmills built the country itself, since without them much of the land drainage could not have occured). In that time the mills were developed for corn milling, land drainage, saw milling, and in fact all manner of industrial purposes.
And this wraps up our trip round Netherlands. What an amazing country. Hope to come here some day soon.comments powered by Disqus