Fog in Rotterdam: Nieuwe Maas, Het Park

Starting from my hotel near Oudehaven, I walked along the Nieuwe Maas river until Leuvehaven and the Maritime Museum. Then I made a detour through the Westersingel canal, on the way to Het Park, where the Euromast is located. I had planned to visit the observatory, but I decided to postpone because of the fog. Instead, I walked back to Erasmusbrug along the river.

Above, Cube Houses in Oudehaven.

Above, Wijnhaven.

Above, Nieuwe Maas river.

Above, low visibility.

Above, near Erasmusbrug.

Above, Maritime Museum in Leuvehaven.

Above, “Cascade” by Atelier van Lieshout.

Above, “Guard” by Hans van Bentem.

Above, Westersingel canal.

Above, rabbit sculptures near the Natural History Museum.

Above, in Het Park.

Above, Euromast.

Above, New Ocean Paradise, a floating hotel in Parkhaven.

Above, back at the Nieuwe Maas.

Above, tunnel ventilation shaft.

Above, Erasmusbrug and the skyscrapers of Kop van Zuid.

Above, De Rotterdam.

Above, Veerhaven. When I arrived there, the fog had pretty much lifted.

Above, Erasmusbrug.

Above, Japanese Torii at the Wereldmuseum.

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Euromast

Euromast is an observation tower in Rotterdam built in 1960. Its main observation platform is at 96m, while the Space Tower, a mobile capsule that takes visitors up and down the antenna, goes up to 185m. It offers a great view of the city.

Above, Erasmusbrug.

Above, Het Park.

Above, the hotel New Ocean Paradise.

Above, looking towards the harbour.

Above, Space Tower coming down.

Above, barge going through a lock.

Above, The Hague in the distance.

Above, Kop van Zuid area.

Above, SS Rotterdam.

Above, preparing to board the Space Tower.

Above, looking towards the train station.

Above, port of Rotterdam from the Space Tower.

Spido Rotterdam Harbour Tour

Spido Rotterdam Harbour Tour is a boat tour in Rotterdam: It starts near the Erasmusbrug in the center of the city and goes along the Nieuwe Maas river all the way to the port of Rotterdam, one of the busiest in the world. It is possible to see the shipyards, docks and the transshipping of containers. The tour lasts 75 minutes.

Above, the tour boat.

Above, De Rotterdam.

Above, a quick passage to the other side of the Eramsusbrug in order to make a turn.

Above, tunnel air shaft.

Above, Euromast. It has an observatory with a great view on the city.

Above, quarantine.

Above, containers.

 

Above, oil extraction platform.

Above, pipe laying ship.

Above, Erasmusbrug in the distance.

Above, SS Rotterdam cruise ship.

Above, Hotel New York.

Above, a cruise ship moored at the cruise terminal.

Above, back at the bridge.

Rooftop of Grande Arche de la Défense

La Grande Arche de la Défense is an office building in the business district of La Défense, west of Paris. After being closed for a few years, its rooftop was reopened to the public in 2017. It offers a good view of La Défense and the surrounding area.

Above, the Grand Arche from the ground.

Above, elevator shafts.

Above, entrance hall after getting out of the elevator.

Above, view of the skyscrapers of La Défense.

Above, Eiffel Tower.

Above, looking towards Arc de Triomphe.

Above, the glass panels are not directly at the edge of the platform.

Above, Parvis de la Défense.

Above, boardwalk to the other side of the Arche.

Above, Nanterre and the U Arena under construction.

Above, towers of bank Société Générale.

Above, the view is not quite 360˚.

Above, Areva tower.

Above, Bois de Boulogne.

Above, on the elevator on the way down.

Above, ticket booth.

Dome of Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre

The Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre is one of the best-known landmarks of Paris: Located at the top of Butte Montmartre, the white church is visible from the whole city and, at 200m, its dome is one of the highest points of Paris. It houses an observatory accessible only by stairs but the view at the top is worth the effort.

Above, skyscrapers of La Défense and Palais de Justice under construction.

Above, crowd in Montmartre.

Above, Eglise Saint-Pierre de Montmartre.

Above, Eiffel Tower.

Above, bell tower. The bell itself was forged by Paccard in Annecy-le-Vieux.

Above, the observatory is quite narrow.

Above, Gare du Nord.

Above, Halle Saint-Pierre.

Above, Eglise Saint-Vincent de Paul.

Above, Square Louise Michel.

Above, Tour Montparnasse and Dome of Les Invalides.

Above, TV relay tower of Romainville.

Above, on the way down.

Above, the Basilica from the ground.