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Rotterdam’s Market Hall


Rotterdam was pretty much leveled during World War Two, and has been under reconstruction ever since.  Now, it is considered one of the most architecturally diverse and interesting cities in Europe, if not the world.  One of the buildings that has gained the most interest is the magnificent Market Hall.

Shaped like a large Quonset hut, it has a complete fresh food market with restaurants inside, and apartments in the structure itself.  Some look to the inside, some on the outside.  In either case, it is a spectacular place to visit, both from an architectural point of view or just to sample and eat the large variety of foods available.

Looking at the Hall from the outside

Looking at the Hall from the outside

From the outside, the apartments are obvious

From the outside, the apartments are obvious

An innovative design in the same area as the Hall

An innovative design in the same area

Some innovative buildings near the Hall

More innovative buildings near the Hall, which is just visible on right

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Activity on the floor, under the artwork

Looking up at the ceiling artwork

Looking up at the ceiling artwork

You can see the fantastic painted shapes, as well as apartmnt windows looking in

You can see the fantastic painted shapes, as well as apartment windows looking in

French bakery on premises, too

French bakery on premises, too

Lots of good vegetables

Lots of good vegetables, and pretty well anything else you may want

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