Monday, January 7, 2008

Rotterdam Skyline


Rotterdam is the "working city" of The Netherlands. In this skyline silhouette looking west, you can see the many cranes that load and offload cargo in the ports (havens) on the Maas river. Rotterdam lost the title of "world's largest port" a few years ago (Shanghai currently holds the title) but remains Europe's busiest port. The tower on the right is the Euromast, which houses a restaurant in the "ship's bridge" and is a great place to visit for a panoramic view of the city.

5 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

It looks very industrial.

b.c. said...

interesting post on Rotterdam, my friend used to live there but moved as soon as his job was done...

I've been catching up on your best-of posts, great stuff! I really like the maiden wading through the leaves...

Dick said...

Good picture, I like the wide-view.

Neva said...

I like this view...nicely done.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Rotterdam: Yes and think also of the "porto-cabins" ( normally used in the harbor) where the students live in, and the "summerbeach" (they have a beach in summer like Paris is having also...) Rotterdam is an interesting citie with lots of differences, cosy and busy, you can find that all There!