Located on the Dutch coast, The Hague is the seat of the government and many international organisations, including the International Criminal Court. The city is well known for its historical sights, its arts and culture scene and its impressive architecture. Below are some photos from recent trips.
There haven’t been any photos from Amsterdam for a long time, even though I’ve been there several times in the last few years. So here are some summery photos from the Dutch capital 🙂 From a photographic point of view, I find the setting sun shining through the canal houses particularly attractive. You should also take advantage of the many opportunities to see the city from above.
The Emporia shopping centre in Malmö, Sweden was opened in 2012. The architect is Gert Wingårdh from Wingårdh arkitektkontor. Normally I wouldn’t walk through a shopping mall with my camera but this one impressed me with its special architecture – both from the outside and the inside. Continue reading →
The building in the small town of Zaandam near Amsterdam stands out for its impressive facade. The structure consists of stacked traditional houses, typical for the region. It is even possible to stay overnight in the 12-storey building, because there is a 4-star hotel inside. Continue reading →
Opened in 2012, the “Stadshuis” of the municipality of Nieuwegein near Utrecht in the Netherlands combines various facilities such as the town hall, a library, shops and a multicultural centre in one building.
The striking building “Veles e Vents” (sails and winches) in the port of Valencia was designed by star architect David Chipperfield on the occasion of the America’s Cup 2007. From here you had a view not only of the famous sailing regatta, but also of the Formula 1 circuit of the European Grand Prix, which also passed through the port.
Denmark’s largest residential building, the 8 House (8 tallet), was built in Copenhagens district Ørestad between the airport and the city center several years ago. For the architect Bjarke Ingels it was the third project in this district after the VM Houses and Mountain Dwellings.There are 476 apartments on the upper floors, offices on the lower floors and there is also a kindergarten, shops and a large common room with a roof terrace.
The Television Tower at the Alexanderplatz in Berlin is the highest public building in Europe at 368 meters.From the viewing platform you have a great view above the whole city, as well as the roof of the opposite hotel.