For some time I have wanted to capture a shot of Kop van Zuid in Rotterdam with a docked cruise ship. Yesterday I was lucky. Strolling on Kop van Zuid, already preparing to go home due to the rain that was starting to fall (again), I noticed that the Queen Victoria had started docking. I couldn't let the opportunity pass unnoticed.
Rotterdam has one of the most beautiful skylines in the Netherlands. The river Nieuwe Maas (New Maas) runs right through it. The brightly lid bridge is the Erasmus bridge, nicknamed the Swan, designed by Ben van Berkel.
Civil servants of the Dutch government have nice work places. Especially at night these work places stand out. In a peaceful and quiet park just a couple of hundred yards away the buildings reflect perflectly in the water.
Binnenhof, the centre of Dutch parliament. In the background you see the different buildings of the ministries that support the members of parliament in their daily business. The counts of Holland were the first to hold residence back in the 13th century in the castle that is the basis for this building complex.
Late in spring, almost at the start of summer, on a warm evening, as the sun was setting, the sky behind the houses turned pinkish for a short time frame, giving these Dutch houses an additional coloring.
As the sun is setting in Valencia the City of Arts and Sciences (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències) becomes extraordinary. The City of Arts and Sciences is built in a former river bed of the river Turia. Designed by the Valencian architect Calatrava.
Early mornings, just after sunrise the clouds, not often around in Dubai, form a nice background for the skyline of the Dubai Marina. The large tower on the right, that is turning around it's own axis is the 73 storey Cayan Tower. It turns 90 degrees around it's own axis.