Foto Friday: the Architecture of Rotterdam

Foto Friday: the Architecture of Rotterdam

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels.

This week’s photo is of the Architecture of Rotterdam.

Piet Blom designed the famous cube houses, or Kijk-kubus, of Rotterdam back in the late seventies. Can you imagine seeing these sorts of structures back then, because I sure can’t. Even now when you approach the houses for the first time you can’t help but to stand there, tilting your head ever so slightly, trying to figure out the correct positioning to view the houses from.

The whole area, near Blaak Station, is filled with some of the world’s most unique architecture. Just right next to the cube houses is another building nicknamed Het Potlood. Meaning “pencil” in Dutch, it’s easy to see where the name comes from. Even besides these two examples, there are many more strange feats of architecture all around Rotterdam. It really is fun to wander the city to see what surprising structures you may encounter.

Rotterdam - June 2014

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