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Tiles

10 Nov 2012 9:34AM   Views : 3149 Unique : 264

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:

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Tags: Old Buildings Iphone Tiles Amsterdam

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Gary66 3 158 England
10 Nov 2012 2:44PM
It's nice to walk through buildings and be reminded of bygone days, not quite on the same par but when i go down to London i normally always cross the river to my favourite pie and mash shop, the interior is exactly the same as it was in the early 60's the original tiles on the wall and the bench seating, with that and the sound of south Londoners eating and chatting away... well great in my book, maybe a photo next trip. Smile

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conrad 12 10.9k 116
10 Nov 2012 11:07PM
Yes, by all means, document what you see there, I think it's good to shoot old or retro-looking places!

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