Rotterdam – The Manhattan Of The Netherlands

To celebrate my 31st birthday and the end of Menno’s master’s degree, I booked us a surprise weekend break in Rotterdam. Although this might not be top on many people’s must-see travel locations, I chose it because the flights were pretty cheap and at convenient times. After doing a bit more research, and quizzing Menno about it, since he knew much more about the city than I did, we were pretty excited to see Rotterdam.
Since Rotterdam was almost completely destroyed during the second world war, the city is a blank canvas for new and exciting architecture. There are new buildings all over the city, and for anyone interested in modern architecture, it’s really a great place to visit. You’re also spoiled for choice if you’re interested in art and culture, with the Kunsthaal and my favourite, the Nederlands Fotomuseum.
During the trip, I decided to test out my birthday present, a Canon 1V film camera, with my favourite lens, the Canon 24mm Tilt Shift.
Thanks to UK Film Lab for the brilliant scans!
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