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It is the Noordereiland of Rotterdam, which originated because of the extension of the Rotterdam city and Harbour. In 1879 they began to dig a new harbour on the southern border of the river Maas, the Noordereiland was the result of that. It’s a pleasant part of Rotterdam, which feels like a small village, but with the city near by.
This is only half of the total picture, tomorrow I will post the other half, as it exists of 13 stitched photos, which was a hell of a job to get good, but that afternoon the light was beautiful, and so was the cloud above it, and my new camera was simply begging to be used, 3 days old.
The red bridge is my favorite bridge, the 'Willemsbrug', (built in 1991, and designed by C. Veerling), I cross it everyday, and it leads straight to the island. The views over the water, and to the island are stunning, there's always wind, but very nice and fresh wind.
The green steel bridge (built in 1927 and designed by P. Joosting) is the former railwaybridge, called the 'Hef', and it really is a landmark. I love that bridge, beautiful steel, and really sturdy. The railroad went underground through the city center in 1993, and this bridge is since a industrial monument.
The row of houses that you see, are the older houses. The part where I live, is from after World War II, as that part was bombed by the nazi's in May 1940, which you will see tomorrow
The island, and especially this side is protected cityscape, and recently renovated. The ship lost a container because of th stitching ;-)
The note is continued in the forum message.

Song title by Harry Belafonte.

This pano is built up from about 8 pictures, the one tomorrow out of 5.
rotated almost all, applied USM, that's it. In the small version I cloned some extra sky.
Hope you enjoy my island

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