Rotterdam is the home to largest port in Europe, OMA, Rem Koolhaus, a building that looks like a big periscope, and for the next few minutes...me.
I ran through a town called Delft on the way here, and I guess I missed a cool library, but the weather was decent and I got into town a little after eleven.
I wandered around in the light rain until around 6, going to the NAI and a couple other architecture things. Rotterdam seems to be 50 percent architects, which works well for me. At 6 I met up with my awesome host Andrea (also an architect) and we had a drink with some of his coworkers. He brought me by the office he´s in now, and I saw some interesting projects. His place is among a bunch of other rooms, which each contain interesting and international artist-architect people, and many of us sat down together for a good bowl of pasta. We went to watch the championship soccer match between FC Barcelona and Man U, during which I nodded off on a barstool. I was wiped out.
Got an excellent night of sleep...it is around 11, and I´m about to head to Numansdorp, which I think is about 30 km from here...and where I have nowhere to stay. Hopefully it does´t keep raining.
28 May 2009