This is the UFO above shopping area Stadshart (=city hart) in my hometown Zoetermeer. It's just completed and this part of the shopping area is called Spazio. Stadshart has about 250+ shops with all the the mainstream stores, it lacks specialty stores.
The UFO is actually a fitness center where you can look down on the shopping crowd while working out. In the back is a bus terminal which is an open space. All the wind from that open space is gushing between the UFO and these glass walls, causing a windtunnel effect. You better get a good grip on your Whopper!
Zoetermeer (=sweet lake)
Zoetermeer is a mid-sized city with a population of about 120k. It's is situated 15km east of The Hague and 25km north of Rotterdam. It's a quiet city, hence just a few pictures of it on TE.
Google Earth: 52.060941° 4.484643° (-maps)
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Kititit (813) 2006-07-12 11:01
great pov. nice colours too. maybe you could arange the part of the photo wich is in shadow - it cloud have a little mire life (light and refletions)!
fantastic thou. thanks for sharing.
s10001in (0) 2006-07-12 11:21
Great atmosphere. Wonderful reflections.
Very well done.
rhizomes (15343) 2006-07-12 12:06
Very nice perspective on this contemporary architecture, all in glass...
Nice animated street !
CaesarP (3924) 2006-07-12 14:49
Lovely place , great capture and nice reflections.Super architecture and POV.
Marche (4307) 2006-07-13 9:54
Ouf ! j'ai cru à un remake de "Mars Attak" en Europe !
Très jolie architecture, bien cadrée et avec une bonne netteté.
Tue (42820) 2006-07-13 15:51
Very interesting architecture! The UFO above a shopping street looks very special. The reflections in the walls are great too, very well captured!
Silke (3027) 2006-07-13 16:51
Super composition, POV, dof and fantastic notes -- I realy like your google map idea here too. The action/energy is well-framed (though it seems a little tilted??).
Thanks for this taste of real life in your home town.
blakitan (1311) 2006-07-13 20:52
Very nice, modern architectural work. Fitness center at shopping mall? I guess this is a current trent in many big cities. Very nicely composed. Sharp. Great picture.
Paolo (41222) 2006-07-16 16:45
Hi Gilbert, beautiful view. really futuristic, with excellent light, colours and a great POV.
klennon79 (0) 2006-07-19 14:19
What a wild looking place. I like the curves, angles, and reflections. Nice lighting as well. It must be an amazing area to walk through.
Betty (145) 2006-07-20 9:47
nice informative shot, the light and colours reflected in all that glass are lovely, maybe the left hand side could've been slightly croped so as to not distract from the main image. Thanks! Betty
thor68 (5586) 2006-07-23 9:00
haha, UFO´s over the netherlands. *g*
"finess first", but what comes next?
excellent capture, gilbert! :-)
good composition of the different glass-buildings with their great reflections.
well seen & done, thorsten.
wolf38 (31296) 2006-07-27 22:37
The photo shows modern architecture and going around people. Glass, reflections, colors and structures result in a completely strange attraction. Perhaps the picture would have still larger dynamics, if in the foreground someone were to be seen. Altogether a beautiful and well taken photo. Many greetings, Wolfgang
paura (47186) 2006-08-03 21:46
Wonderful pic from an amazing place.
Keep running, guy!
parbo (11092) 2006-08-16 15:48
I was thinking write "It's like UFO..." but when I saw thumbnail that you already did ! Very good POV and clever composition. It's valuable too with your informative note. Congratulations.
snunney (105437) 2006-11-11 8:01
Looks as if the spaceship is about to land ;-) Nice animated street shot with good clarity and colours and interesting reflections. I would think about cropping the lefthand side to remove the red shop sign which seems out of balance with the rest of the tones in the picture.
Lentekriebels (31) 2006-11-29 10:10
Knap dat je zo'n misleidende foto kunt maken van het Stadshart, het lijkt hier misschien wel mooi terwijl het dat in het echt - naar mijn mening dan - toch echt voor geen meter is.
ls7902 (7348) 2007-01-06 14:08
Great daily life & architecture photo. I especially like the FitnessFirst gymnasium not only for its modern & dynamic design but it's also the fitness center that I go to in Kuala Lumpur (there are 3 of them that I know of around here). Latiff
- Copyright: Gilbert Sopakuwa (startacked) (1369)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax *ist DS, SMC Pentax-F 1:2.8 28mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-07-12 10:51