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Tiles10/11/2012 - 9:34 AM
A recent trip to the city where I was born, Amsterdam, reminded me of the fact that it contains so many wonderful old buildings. Contrary to other cities in the country, like Rotterdam and Arnhem, it largely escaped the destruction of the Second World War, so it's full of old architecture.
Of course, nowadays many of those buildings have renoved and modernised interiors. But some of the interior designers who went to work on those buildings had enough respect for the old interiors to leave some of the old elements.
The Stadsbank van Lening (literally translated the City Bank of Loans) has a modernised interior as well, but when I walked past, I noticed that they had left the entrance way intact, including the centuries old tiles on the walls. Rather nice, I thought.
Grab shot with my iPhone: