Monday, July 1, 2013

Scenes Of Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Cube houses near the Blaak subway station...

...have dizzying views from inside.

 
My friend, Nienke and I...

...shown here for 'scale'. :)

 
An enormous new marketplace is being built in the city center...

 
...and there's a bustling and exciting urban landscape...

...everywhere you look!

 
Some details from the past have been preserved...

 
...in mosaics and stained glass shop windows...



...but there's a palpable 'young' energy to Rotterdam...
 
...that makes it a thrilling place to be!

 
Thanks for your patience during my blog break, dear readers!

I have just returned from my various travels...

...and in the next few weeks, I hope to take you along on a virtual trip with me...

...as I sort out photos, memorabilia, felt projects and stories from the last two months.

I promise that it won't be all 'what I did on my summer vacation' travel shots...

...there'll be photos of feltmakers, other artists and lots of fiber art amid the scenery, too! :)

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10 comments:

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

Roterdam kojarzy mi się z rowerami. Liczę , że kiedyś uda mi się odwiedzić to urokliwe miasto. Zdjęcia super.

Rachel said...

The cube houses look pretty dizzying from the outside, too!

Heather Woollove said...

Karolina-Glad you like the photos!
Rachel-Hahaha...you're right! The houses actually require specially designed furniture to fit the weird wall angles.

Terriea Kwong said...

Holland is such an impressive country with old and new, dynamic and tranquil. A country of design !! Looking forward to your beautiful captures and posts next.
PS, have you changed to bloglovin? I did but don't know if I've already lost some follower also I noted some key words are automatically linked with ads (i.e. highlighed and linked to other website) just like your word "travel". My post of Ann's "house" does. It's annoying..... No way.

Sandie Lynne Knapp said...

Just look how neat and clean it appears. I like those cube houses too. I bet that would be dizzying looking through those windows, especially the ones that look straight down! LOL Lovely place.

Heather Woollove said...

Terriea-I haven't had time to sort out any of my blog feeds, yet...but now I don't know what I'll do. What you describe with the linked ads sounds grim!
Sandie--Haha...I was told that many people who tried to live in them ended up giving up on it, due to discomfort!

FeltersJourney said...

Wow Heather those cube houses are amazing. I think they must be disorientating just to look at from the outside.. can't begin to imagine what they must be like INside..

I'm glad your travels have gone well :) and can't wait to see and hear all about them xoxo

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah-I have lots of photos and stories to share! XO

takinagaturn said...

I am currently in quiet peaceful Ireland , your photos have taken me right back home! Sunny Rotterdam ! Jane

Heather Woollove said...

Jane-It's so good to hear from you! I'm glad you like the photos. :)