Hi Erik, very good view with the obstruction in front and good lines arriving in the center of the picture.
Bricks in the streets are not unusual, even not nowadays. You still find them in many historic parts of the old cities. In some 'very historical' streets the streets are paved with so called 'kinderkopjes' (translate: little children's heads). These are somewhat rough and uneven stones, which makes walking or especially biking a bit difficult... I'll bet you've seen them once.
Thanks for commenting! I can imagine that these ones appeal to you, because you like structure, lines and form, as one can see in your own collection. I did some architecture photography in the past and have to pick that up again. It's fun to do!
I choose to name the title that you mentioned, because it's just what it says Old meets New. Here on this spot, the Wilhelminapier, the big cruise ships with their passengers for America, like the 'Rotterdam' used to depart. Hotel New York, which you can see on the right was the former cruise terminal. Now it's a hip hotel, where I stayed for a night with a good friend.
Here you can see the real colors of the bridge, which is some blueish-green.
Thank you! Actually it was not real wide angle. My humble IXUS reaches only 35mm...:-(
Maybe the building is from the same time, but Alkmaar was not a Hansestadt. For more information on this subject and a list of Hanse cities (in German) see Wikipedia
Hi Erik, when you take a look at my favourite photos you will see that I took more photos of you for a yellow star. They were yellow starred after we communicated the first time.
Thanks, Carsten. I also liked the curved lines on the ground and was glad to see that the contrast and shadow details came out so well, considered it was shot against the sun.
Thank you, John. De right translation for autumn in Dutch is 'herfst'. Doesn't sound familiar I think :)
Thank you! Now I understand what it is...an old stone pale who marks the border between Holland and Germany.