Rotterdam – The City of Howard Roark

Rand Ann

 

I have lived in Rotterdam on and off for many years, using it a base for travels in Europe and Northern Africa. I can’t say that I’ve ever found it to be an attractive city.

The point is, I don’t like modern architecture.

However lots of people do.

This is something I realized when Rotterdam began appearing in international tourism surveys as a must-see destination. 

And why?

Because of its ‘cutting-edge’ architecture.

I really couldn’t believe it.

Rotterdam?!

It seemed as if there were an awful lot of people around who had no taste.

Give me one of Europe’s old historic cities any day!

Then a time came when my attitude to Rotterdam changed…..

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