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Thought i'd get around to subbing back >:)
Rotterdam must be one of the cleanest places i've ever visited. Luckily one of my university modules was Land Administration and the field trip was to Holland and included a great trip to Rotterdam. A great few weeks were spent mostly drinking beer, smoking hash and jotting a few things down now and again.
Hey, thanks for passing by on my channel and in Rotterdam! In fact not too many tourists venture there, they say 'I've seen the Netherlands because I've been to Amsterdam'. But if you want to know the Netherlands the first thing you should do is get out of Amsterdam!! I'm happy you had a good time. Interesting you did Land Administration here since literally every square centimeter is documented and planned in NL. As they say: 'God created the earth, the Dutch created the Netherlands More...' About god I'm not sure though ;-) Less..
@slapstop Yep, you Netherlanders have the Land Administration and Town Planning down to an art. That's why the university used to travel there, to see it in action first hand. We spent some time up north on the Ijsselmeer were that huge dijk is. I remember touring some museum there with all sorts of ways to keep water at bay, but it was hellish cold that day and the wind felt like it would freeze ya pee! LoL The rest of the time was spent doing land use surveys in various towns which involved wa More..lking around all over the place with a clipboard and map, so we got to see a fair bit that the general tourist don't get to see. Less..
Are you still into Land Administration? Together with planning they have my interest as well since I'm architect and also do urban planning. On that note...you have the Battersea Powerstation! What an awesome building that is. More iconic than any new building they erected recently in London I think. Hope the re-development will work out well.
@slapstop No, I was never into being a town planner or administrator. I had to take those particular modules as part of a wider modular degree. The major part of my degree was cartography/GIS, which interested me more. I guess if you're an urban planner you'll be fairly reliant upon both.
Battersea Power Station is a masterpiece of architecture. You don't really see the scale of it until you actually see it; it's absolutely massive and dwarfs most things around it. Last I heard they were trying More.. to turn it into a pleasure park with rides, but i'm not at all sure that got through the planning department. I just hope they don't demolish it, that would be a travesty and tragedy! Less..
As far as I know there is an approved big re-development plan which will slowly start in 2014 and will run until 2020. It's huge, with apartments, commerce and leisure. Demolishing the Power Station would be an absolute sin! It's great how it dominates the skyline along the Thames.