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De Waag, Amsterdam, NetherlandsDe WaagAmsterdam, NetherlandsFormer city gate (from 1488) turned into a weigh house, turned into an anatomical theatre, turned into a ...restaurant. Mostly known for the...Onderzeebootloods, Rotterdam, NetherlandsOnderzeebootloodsRotterdam, NetherlandsRumor has it, it takes a full day trip on a boat, to only partly discover all there is to experience in the port of Rotterdam. Rumor 2: in order to...Lago superiore di Fusine, Tarvisio, ItalyLago superiore di FusineTarvisio, ItalyTake the road beyond Fusine (closed in wintertime) towards the Laghi and this emerald mountain lake with grant views is your reward. There are...Swarovski Kristallwelten, Wattens, AustriaSwarovski KristallweltenWattens, AustriaNot your average walk in the park, designing a “garden of the Giant”. Quite an impressive walkabout. - Modern Austrian forests are nothing like...FIFA, Zurich, SwitzerlandFIFAZurich, SwitzerlandThe crystal chandelier of the large FIFA conference room, a clear reference to a football stadium. The building of this ‘not for profit’ is of...Zeewolde, NetherlandsZeewoldeNetherlandsThe yearly view I just cannot get used to. Best enjoyed with a small company of tulip vista lovers.The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Hague, NetherlandsThe Hague University of Applied SciencesThe Hague, NetherlandsAs much as I appreciate grand architecture, I always wonder how a window cleaner views this roof. Possibly: love the view, but this looks like a...University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CaliforniaUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CaliforniaQuite a nice dome here, although the centerpiece prohibits a true Pantheon effect.Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción, Málaga, SpainJardín Botánico-Histórico La ConcepciónMálaga, SpainApart from the cafe, this is just one of the many surprises in one of the largest botanical gardens in Europe. Bit of a shame it is right next to...University of Twente / Universiteit Twente, Enschede, NetherlandsUniversity of Twente / Universiteit TwenteEnschede, NetherlandsThe architects clearly had a lake in mind when they designed this building.Stadsarchief Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NetherlandsStadsarchief AmsterdamAmsterdam, NetherlandsOpen door policy in the basement of the Amsterdam archive. A hidden gem with an small exhibition open to the public. Like public archives should...Goldball Slatzburg, Salzburg, AustriaGoldball SlatzburgSalzburg, AustriaMy ultimate selfie. Only in Salzburg. Mozartkugel city.Castle Groeneveld, Baarn, NetherlandsCastle GroeneveldBaarn, NetherlandsNo towers and just a small moat. But a great park and mansion, a sundial and a top (lunch) restaurant as well. https://kasteelgroeneveld.nl/Amstelpark, Amsterdam, NetherlandsAmstelparkAmsterdam, NetherlandsIf this small side entrance (bridge) does not make you curious about the Amstel park, I am not sure what will. A great park for a quiet walkabout....Naardermeer (Natuurreservaat), Naarden, NetherlandsNaardermeer (Natuurreservaat)Naarden, NetherlandsOnce the home of the duck hunter, now used to explain how the nearby duck decoy once worked - the English word originates from the Dutch word...Goingarijp, NetherlandsGoingarijpNetherlandsSkûtsje (or tjalk) sailing regatta on the lake. Your typical Frisian vista. A painting in motion.25hours Hotel Zürich West, Zurich, Switzerland25hours Hotel Zürich WestZurich, SwitzerlandI find it rather difficult not to like #cityart like Anne-Sophie....Frisian Museum, Leeuwarden, NetherlandsFrisian MuseumLeeuwarden, NetherlandsThis museum clearly has made every effort to take Eschers’ work to a next level. https://www.friesmuseum.nl/en/see-and-do/exhibitions/eschers-journey/De Museummolen, Stompetoren, NetherlandsDe MuseummolenStompetoren, NetherlandsForget Kinderdijk and Zaandam. Enjoy an insightfull talk with the miller on how clouds develop, what life was like on a mill and what it takes to...Burgruine Baldenau, Morbach, GermanyBurgruine BaldenauMorbach, GermanyClearly ruins invite their current day visitors to reflect, on past and present. Btw, nice walk about:...
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