Saturday, March 31, 2007

Rotterdam: De Bijenkorf

De Bijenkorf is a department store, designed by Marcel Breuer (the great Bauhaus architect) with an exterior that looks like its name, a beehive. Situated at the heart of the market in Rotterdam, it is an upscale store. In front of the store, you can see Naum Gabo's sculpture Constructie.
The small building you see on the right, with the green neon sign, is a lovely Italian restaurant, where I had a great dinner. Impeccable service and a nice place to watch people walking about, as it is situated on the crossroads of the two most commercial streets in Rotterdamn, right on the Koopgoot (buying ditch), a commercial pedestrian street that goes underground.

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