Very beautiful holland
Today is a beautiful Saturday day, and I cannot but please you with interesting photos from Holland. For some reason, our people think that Holland is exclusively drugs, prostitutes and debauchery. Most still remember the bikes and tulips. In fact, Holland is much more interesting than it might seem. This is an amazing concern for people, this is a comfortable and safe city, this is an incredible design and architecture. If you dig a little deeper tourist stamps, you will discover the real treasures.
By the way, as you probably know, in addition to the blog, I have videos on the YouTube channel. Not so prompt, but just as interesting. From the recent pro Holland:
Subscribe to the channel) And today we will see how the Dutch make cities for people.
01. This is the Rotterdam tram. Trams ride around the city since 1879. Most of them were in the 30s - then 25 tram lines passed through Rotterdam. But then they started to crowd buses and subways. Now the number of tram lines has fallen to nine.Even in Rotterdam, there is a tram route number 10 - this is a tourist route, it rolls guests of the city to historical places. But it works only in the summer, and the rest of the time the couple orders it for weddings.
02. Low-floor tram, see how the platforms are made. In such a tram is convenient to enter with a pram or bicycle. Passengers disembark and disembark very quickly.
03. Look outside. The tram tracks are separated, the cars left only one lane. And a modern tram can go close to residential buildings! If you do the rails correctly, there will be no vibration and discomfort. Sitting in a cafe two meters from the tram, you will not even feel it.
04. There are special ashtrays on the urns. Butts are thrown there, the garbage does not catch fire, and people do not stain urns, extinguishing cigarettes
05. This is already beautiful Amsterdam.
06. Comfortable and convenient city. There is no desire to buy a car and move around it in the city.
07. And this is a shopping arcade in the central square, which was designed by Dutch artists Arno Koenen, Iris Roskam and the creator of the famous chandeliers Hans van Bentham.There are mosaics, terrazzo floors, luxurious gilded chandeliers, and engraved mirrors.
Photo: Frank Hanswijk
Photo: Frank Hanswijk
08. Famous cubic houses in Rotterdam.
09. This is a single structure consisting of cubes based on hexagonal pylons. The houses were built by architect Pete Blom in 1984.
10. On the first floor there is a living room with a kitchen, on the second one there are two bedrooms with a bathroom, and on the upper floor there is sometimes a small garden. The walls and windows are inclined at an angle of 54.7 degrees relative to the floor. The total area of the apartment is about 100 square meters, but about a quarter of the space is unsuitable for use because of the sloping walls.
Some tenants even arrange excursions. This is how the houses look inside:
11. Markthol market in Rotterdam, I wrote about him a separate post. became a new symbol of the city. Not only is this the first covered market in the Netherlands, it is also the world's first case of the merger of an apartment building and food market with restaurants, a supermarket and an underground parking lot.
12. The market became famous even before construction was completed. CNN put it on the list of “10 stunning buildingsto be seen in 2015 ”, during the year the market won awards at national and international construction and architectural competitions, and even received an award from the National Society of Archeologists, as the workers unearthed and kept a medieval village at the site.
13. The latest urban fashion is to make viewing platforms. These are lightweight structures that are placed in the city. You can climb them and see the city from a new perspective. Very interesting decision
14. Here is a view of the intersection with trams.
15. Street art
17. This is the embankment in The Hague. WHERE ARE BALMANS AND CAFES WITH SHISH SHOES?
18. Cafe here, of course, there, but they do not interfere with walks and solitude.
19. Bicycle parking
20. Very interesting sculptures on the embankment of The Hague, more precisely the whole museum “Sculptures on the Sea”. Their author is an American sculptor Tom Otterness. As the artist himself says, it is important for him that the work be installed in a public place. So that an ordinary person would notice her, touch her, talk about her, so that he would like her or dislike her.
21. These are different men and characters scattered throughout the territory. Part of the exhibition is in the indoor pavilion.
22AAA! They put the gallows! Poor kids!
24. Men of different sizes.
25. Look, what a baby!
26. And this is a bicycle shop) They make excellent coffee and sell bicycles
28. Not very beautiful bicycle parking in Amsterdam. Surprised that the Dutch have made such a collective farm fence.
29. An interesting solution for parking bikes. Just a recess for fixing the front wheel.
30. Bicycle parking near Amsterdam station
32. Temporary improvement in the center
33. The Dutch are very fond of greens and, whenever possible, always put pots and plants outside.
35. Life on a barge
36. An interesting solution with a bench along the fence.
37. If you have trees in the city, do not be afraid to do benches in a circle
38. In the center of the Dutch cities it is almost impossible to meet asphalt. Paving is mainly tile and brick.
39. With the exception of bicycle lanes. They are mostly red here. The cycling infrastructure is perfect here. be sure to take the bike
40. See how intersections are made! There is not a single corner, which would not be somehow decorated. Everything is thought out.
41. Mandatory security islands on unregulated crossings. In this city, people do not die under the wheels
42. Street profile.One lane for cars, everything else for cyclists and pedestrians
43. New paving in the center of The Hague.
44. Pocket parking
45. Special barrier to drive only heavy equipment. An ordinary passenger car here will land on the bottom. Such obstacles can be found in the courtyards, where the equipment for garbage collection and special equipment should pass in case of an emergency. But simple cars entry is prohibited.
46. And this is how the Dutch put a brick. Each stone already has rubber stops to withstand the same gaps.
54. Bench Illuminated
56. In the center of Amsterdam there is a kiosk with Russian souvenirs.
57. Toy Shop. Metal cars cost 100 euros, tank 180!
58. In front of the entrance and the airport grow sunflowers. Is not that a miracle?
59. And this is the children's room at Amsterdam Airport. Here you can cook, wash and change the child.
60. And there are also areas with cribs, where you can put your baby to sleep and feed.