Friday, July 29, 2011

A Dam on the Rotte River (Rotterdam)

Dark Clouds
Approximately, one week ago, I and my friends traveled to Rotterdam, Netherlands. We also traveled with other students from RWTH and FH. This travel is organized by INCAS which also handle all issues regarding university students.

We spent 2 hours by bus to go there. Our bus stopped in a place where it has many windmills, I cannot remember the name of the place. One of the guides told me that windmill actually is use by Netherlands to protect them from floods. Those windmills serve to drain water into the river which will be forwarded to the sea.

After we arrived in Rotterdam, suddenly the weather changed dramatically and become uncertain. Sometimes it was rain, stopped, and then it suddenly rained again. Fortunately, INCAS provided the entire participant a tour guide (divided by groups) which told the history of Rotterdam city. In the end, the event went well and I was very happy.

Here are some photos from the trip:

Speed Duck
This is a Kubuswoningen (Cube House); it was built by Piet Blom in 1984. There are 32 cubes attached to each other. I cannot imagine how funny if normal people actually live in there. The house consists of three floors and there is one room which is specially designed for kitchen. To go inside the house, tourists need to pay around €2,50.

The Harbor Area