zaterdag 13 september 2014

A city with a view

This may look like an ordinary picture of a view in Amsterdam, but it is the first time after twelve ! years this view is visible without working machines and stored materials . Because of the construction of an underground to another part of Amsterdam there was a concrete island created here with all the storage on it. The blue sign at the left says "Striking isn't it?" And that is exactly what I thought when I came along. Couldn't believe my eyes.

The white wooden building is the North-South Holland Coffee shop built in 1912 opposite the Central Station. From this building a boat crossed the IJ river to a tramstation where you could connect the Waterland tram.

The construction of the underground is a never ending story in Amsterdam which hast cost 2 billion Euro so far in twelve years and disrupted several parts of the city for years.
So it is a real relief for everybody to see Amsterdam is its normal state again.

15 opmerkingen:

  1. Most beautiful indeed and I love the steps where on could sit and lunch, or just enjoy the view. I remember some photos you took of this area and there were many big machines - now it is just lovely.

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  2. At least when they were done you had these graceful steps to enjoy.

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  3. How nice that they have finally put it back to normal. The VVV use to be in that wooden building. I Think?

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  4. Looks like you have still one crane in the back of the last picture, but the canal is really beautiful! I want to come for a visit!

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  5. Do you have a before picture taken from the same point of view?

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  6. Dearest Marianne,
    Does this mean the underground is now working too? At least no more horizon polution visible and that in itself is a huge relief.
    Happy weekend to you.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  7. Same story here when it comes to building rapid transit.

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  8. Hello.

    Great photographing. Design, composition and ideas. Very sweet atmosphere.

    Greetings and hugs.

    Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma❃

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  9. I can imagine that it's quite a relief after all that time.

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  10. It's sooo good to (re)discover a pretty view of your own town ! We have same problem here with the tramway . Very happy when work is over after many years !

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  11. It is certainly a relief to find your city once again.

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