This big building was a school for midwives education in the Camperstreet. I gave birth to my eldest daughter here in 1975. It was very old-fashioned at the time, we were laying with eight young mothers in one room. Friends who came visiting me asked why on earth I had gone to this shabby place, well it was just around the corner, we could walk when the time was there....
The entrance looked rather pretty, not so shabby yet? I don't know what is in there now. Probably a student home, when I see all the bicycles.
In this house with the white bay-window at the Ceintuurbaan we lived for seven years at the third floor, the one with the open door. Here I gave birth to my second child, a son. No midwive school anymore, I just stayed at home. It is a very noisy street with tramways and lots of traffic, not so nice for little children. Also I had to carry two children and a pram up the very high stairs, so when the youngest was two years old we moved to Almere.
Even the Ceintuurbaan has its bicycle problems nowadays.
You might remember my post about the " House with the Gnomes" at the Ceintuurbaan of october 2. I promised to come back to make a better picture. The tree is leafless now, so you can see the two gnomes throwing their ball.