The leaning building!

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Comments (20)

⚔ Richard ⚔ on May 17, 2012

It Looks Very Dangerouse Rosa But At The Same Time It's A Very Interesting Picture Well Captured..Like..Regards Richard

longdistancer on May 17, 2012

Wow! Is that safe?? L#2

ian1949 on May 18, 2012

I notice you took it from a safe distance good thinking, I wonder how long it's been like that and is it still moving.

Rosalyn Hilborne on May 18, 2012

* Linrich *,

I don't think I would park my car in front of it Richard! Thanks for your like. Regards, Rosa.


I'm not sure if it is! It must feel strange to look out of the windows! Thanks for your like. Regards, Rosa.


Too true Ian! There are some attachments at the top...not sure what good they do! Thanks for your like.

Best wishes, Rosa.

Andy Rodker on May 18, 2012

I'm sure it was built like that on purpose - an example of Dutch humour! Like. Best, Andy

♥Fairy♥ on May 18, 2012

I had to do some research on this picture Rosa, because me and my friend walked along this street (or I think it was this street) looking for a particular leaning house described in the guide. The one mentioned is leaning a lot more than any other house in Amsterdam. But we could not find it.

I thought maybe this one could be it, but then I can see it is a very long road with so many houses, and I think this one does not lean more than many of the others in this city?

Oh my goodness, my husband just came home with a POP CORN MACHINE, and now he has gone MAD at the kitchen. GUYS!

Rosalyn Hilborne on May 19, 2012

Andy Rodker

You could be right Andy ;~)


It is a very long street M! I took a pic' of the street name so that I could place it...then I saw how long the street was! Luckily I could read the name of the shop (or maybe not a shop!) next door. I think there are quite a lot like this beacause of what they are built on. On the canal trip I saw some leaning sideways!

Sick of popcorn yet!!!

Happy weekend to you both, Rosa.

K@rin on May 19, 2012

Cycling school ... ???;)) a real Amsterdam picture , like , Happy weekend wishes to you, Karin

K@rin on May 19, 2012

I see the leaning building btw .. hope does not fall over someday ! :)

Rosalyn Hilborne on May 20, 2012

Good morning K@rin, I wonder how it feels to look out of the window! I hope it stays up as well. It's a lovely building.

Best wishes, Rosa.

roeli bindels on May 22, 2012

:) I saw several of these houses.....makes me wonder how it is roeli

Rosalyn Hilborne on May 22, 2012

roeli bindels

It must feel strange if the floors are sloping!

Cheers, Rosa.

_Brabo..._ on June 6, 2012

They used to do that on purpose in the past in Amsterdam!! If you stand right in front of it you don't see it , it's a matter of (architectural) perspective ! However it's also possible , because of the building of a metro/subway in Amsterdam and the changing underground watersystem it caused problems to this house, normally it's only the front of this kind of houses that is leaning (: LIKE5

Greetz Brabolowieke (and thank you for your like on the roses photo)

Rosalyn Hilborne on June 6, 2012


Thank you for your explanation :-) I shall remember when I hopefully visit again.

Regards, Rosa.

Leif Fielstrup Guldb… on July 14, 2012

Like#6. Nice shot, interesting photo.

Greetings from Sweden, Leif.

Rosalyn Hilborne on July 15, 2012

Leif Fielstrup Guldb…

There are many leaning buildings in Amsterdam! I am pleased you like it.

Best wishes, Rosa.

bdeh on January 17, 2013

Nice shot Rosa.

In those days they used no piles to give buildings a solid foundation. In order to ensure that a building was not injured as it subsides, they built the facade "slightly" off balance. If it subsided it came in order. If it didn't subside then it was fine too. You see often buildings constructed in those days like this.

Greetings Berend

Rosalyn Hilborne on January 17, 2013


Thank you for your kind comment and explanation Berend. On my walks and getting lost...I saw quite a few like this.

Greetings, Rosa.

bdeh on January 17, 2013

No thanks Rosa, I got the information from my Brother in law, who was an Constructional engineer. I was looking to buy this house at the right, anno 1630 and that is off balance too. Never bought it because it has no garden. Greetings Berend

Rosalyn Hilborne on January 17, 2013

bdeh ~ Nice old house, but you did the right thing...must have a garden :)

Greetings, Rosa.

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  • Uploaded on May 17, 2012
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    by Rosalyn Hilborne
    • Taken on 2012/04/15 10:35:34
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 26.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
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