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« Reply #80 on: 15 April 2016, 11:12:46 »

The next day we went to Rotterdam, a city famed by its architecture and modernization. We went there by train and our first impression was a bit surprising. The train station really has its own style.



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« Reply #81 on: 15 April 2016, 11:17:14 »

The first spot we went to is Kinderdijk. I think its Chinese translation is very poor. It is translated as 小孩堤防. It is a world heritage built in mid 18th century. A series of windmill for water pumping. You can go there by sea of by train/bus and we selected the former one.


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« Reply #82 on: 15 April 2016, 11:21:34 »

The place is quite, the scene is nice, very comfortable to walk along, except some yelling or loud-mouth from tourists (both Chinese and Hongkongers). A good hangout and photo taking place.



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« Reply #83 on: 15 April 2016, 11:25:53 »

In Rotterdam you will see a lot of modern architecture. Cube houses are a famous architecture that almost every tourist would like to go see them. What a nicely built public housing.


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« Reply #84 on: 15 April 2016, 11:27:55 »

Opposite to the Cube house we found another nicely built structure. We did not know what it was at that moment. Can you guess what it is?


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« Reply #85 on: 15 April 2016, 11:30:42 »

The answer is ...... a complex building where the ground floor is a market, a supermarket and a wine shop at basement too. The ceiling of the market is high and full of paintings.


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« Reply #86 on: 15 April 2016, 11:38:07 »

Having spent a day in Rotterdam, we spent our next day at Den Haag or The Hague. We did not plan to go Den Haag but somehow my wife got a few tickets from her friends that we can visit a few museums for free. That added more incentive to us for visiting Den Haag.

Den Haag is a beautiful city and very quiet. It is so quiet that you only see a few people on street, especially in the morning. The first place we went to was the paleis-tuinen, a palace. The street around the palace seems to be a shopping area, the street light is in a crown shape.


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« Reply #87 on: 15 April 2016, 11:42:40 »

Second stop was Vredespaleis, the international court of justice. It has an exhibition area to tell the history of this court. A good lesson to learn there.


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« Reply #88 on: 15 April 2016, 11:44:23 »

The city of Den Haag is beautiful, just a bit lack of vibrancy. You can see ponds, lawns, garden everywhere in the old city area.


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« Reply #89 on: 15 April 2016, 11:52:41 »

The aforesaid museum ticket is for Escher in Het Paleis. It is an exhibition in the former Winter Palace of Queen Mother Emma and featuring the prints by Escher. You can see his all 3 versions of Metamorphosis


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