The bike ride I’ll talk about today was the first bike ride of 2012. As tradition wants, it was the ride to go to the birthday party of my friend in Rotterdam!
I left at 8am in the morning, it was still darkish. Soon I was cycling down the Amstel river, the light was dim and the air was crisp.
The cycling season 2013 has officially begun! Yesterday I went for the first long ride of the year, and what a ride it has been! Here below the map from bikemap.net — it’s quite funny to follow the kilometers via the altitude graph. Shouldn’t it be visible on email / feed reader, the post is online here.
The Erasmus Bridge was completed in 1996. It is nowadays one of the symbols of Rotterdam, or better of its renaissance after the city was flattened by the Nazis during World War II. The asymmetric bridge is the biggest of its kind in Europe and when looked at from the dock it blends almost seamlessly with the other sails.
Houses come in all forms and shapes, nowadays. In Holland, we have the privilege of living close to one of the strangest examples: the Cubic Houses of Rotterdam.
What makes these cubes stand out from the other weird houses of the world is that the Cubic Houses are not the result of a past-time activity of some lonesome guy who wanted a house that looks like something, but a complex housing architectural project.