Recent Pictures - Feldore McHugh

  • Chapel of Silence

    Helsinki, Finland

  • Suomenlinna Entrance

    Suomenlinna, Finland

  • Three Wise Men

    Helsinki, Finland

  • Trading Station

    Suomenlinna, Finland

  • Launch Pad

    Suomenlinna, Finland

  • Stacks

    Helsinki, Finland

  • We Need to Talk

    Helsinki, Finland

  • Two by Two

    Helsinki, Finland

  • Old Tallinn

    Tallinn, Estonia.

  • Rotterdam Port I

    Rotterdam, Holland

  • Oostpoort

    Delft, Holland

  • Canal Side

    Rotterdam, Holland

  • Air Canal

    Rotterdam, Holland

  • Rotterdam Central

    Rotterdam, Holland

  • Rotterdam

    Rotterdam, Holland

  • Stormlight in Delfshaven

    Rotterdam, Holland

  • Delfshaven

    Rotterdam, Holland

  • Delfshaven II

    Rotterdam, Holland

  • Erasmus Bridge

    Rotterdam, Holland

  • Future Worlds

    Rotterdam, Holland

  • Legoland

    Rotterdam, Holland

  • De Rotterdam

    Rotterdam, Holland

  • The Future is Now

    Rotterdam, Holland

  • Tetris

    Rotterdam, Holland

  • Church of the Future

    Rotterdam, Holland

  • This spicy lamb dish in the Markthal was delicious and very substantial; I could hardly eat it all.

  • A nice beer and an even nicer glass.

  • In Amsterdam, on the way back home. It seemed a little dull in comparison to the architectural delights of Rotterdam and Delft. I really enjoyed Rotterdam. It's not quite a tourist destination yet, and I think you have to have a clear idea of what you want to look at (for me, the amazing architecture), but I can see it continuing to reinvent itself and ultimately turn itself into a must-see destination to rival Amsterdam.

  • Lots of street art in this super-hip area.

  • Witte de Withstraat Is (apparently) the coolest street in Rotterdam. So I felt totally at home...

  • Not quite Armani on Witte de Withstraat. The street has some quite eclectic shops (including one that reminded me of an upmarket version of Belfast's Fresh Garbage, all tie-dyed clothes, crystals and books about finding yourself)

  • This cruise liner made an interesting juxtaposition with the De Rotterdam building.

  • Lots of cranes in the port.

  • Not sure what this does but it looks complicated.

  • Cranes galore.

  • On my final day in Rotterdam I did a fascinating 90 minute boat tour of the port. The boat was great, too - there was a little cafe so you could sit with a coffee and food (I had a slice of a traditional apple tart) and watch the endless activities in the port.

  • Initially I stayed inside on the boat (it was freezing on deck) but on the return leg I went outside and it was completely exhilarating.

  • You actually do see quite a lot of windmills in Holland, it's not just a stereotype.

  • Another bridge over the river

  • Back in Rotterdam, this is the Witte Huis (White House) in the old harbour area. When it was built in 1898 it was the tallest building in Europe, at 10 storeys.

  • Reflections in one of Delft’s many canals.

  • As I was leaving Delft a convoy of police cars, blue lights flashing, arrived at the town hall and all the cops got out and formed up in a line. I thought there was a terrorist incident or maybe an impending riot. But no...it was - as always, when I’m travelling - a wedding, presumably of a couple of cops. The local man who told me what was going on said his daughter got married in a dump truck. Maybe it’s a Delft thing...

  • Oostpoort, the original East gate into Delft. It appears in one of Vermeer's paintings - click this link to see the painting: **Vermeer's View of Delft**

  • I spotted this very peculiar house while walking down a street towards Oostpoort. It seemed to be a residential house - there was a cat fast asleep on an armchair below the window - but the contents were, to put it mildly, a little unsettling.

  • Delft townhall at dusk.

  • Stained glass windows in the Old Church - spot the modern addition on the right! The current windows were actually installed in the 1960s, I think.

  • The burial place of Vermeer in the Old Church in Delft. He lived his entire life here and died pretty much in poverty, his brilliance only being recognised many years later.

  • The back of a cheese shop in Delft, looking on to a canal. The town has a network of cute little canals.

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