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Thanks to the Dutch railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) I had to take a day off from work today.
Seemingy a software controlling the switches and signals at Utrecht Central Station (The most busiest station in the Netherlands) crashed last night, triggering it's backup systems, which crashed this morning.

An emergeny system (read manual) was activated which meant that during the afternoon trains were allowd into the station.

It did gave me an opportunity take take more pictures, although the weather has turned bad over the last days: a lot of wind and rain, with the temperature dropping.




Van Lanschot bank
Van Lanschot bank

Very uppity bank; no poor people allowed with 3 miles of the cashier.

This is one of the newest buildings in town, in own of the newest neighbourhoods.

Even though it is located smack in the middle of town, mere meters from the railway station. As we would say in SimCit terms: Industriual rezoned to commercial, residential and 1"'police station", and several schools and colleges.
Traditional building
Traditional building

This looks to be a traditional Dutch house.

Although it might be a cheap Chinese knock-off placed there last year.
Armada
Armada

Another part of the new neighbourhood: The Armada.
So called because the buildings look like tall ships.

If you watch the water, you can see that the wind was blowing strong.
Armada
Armada

Front view of the Armada.
Koning Willem II college
Koning Willem II college

There are several army camps littered around town. Thsi one has been converted in a school.
Halve Zole Lijntje
Halve Zole Lijntje

Certainly the image of the day: Tracks to nowhere.......

This bridge was part of the railway to Waalwijk, and had only one track, both of which caused the line to be called "The Half Sole Line". Half for one track, Sole because Waalwijk used to be a cobblers town.

Long since abandonded, some relics are still expensice to remove (I think).
Knotwilgen
Knotwilgen

Imagine standing relaxed at the banks of the Dommel, letting you hair down, when suddenly the are trimmed back to a stubble!
Decay
Decay

The town is stil restoring it's city walls, and as you can see here, there is a lot tobe done yet.
Essent
Essent

There are two major utility companies in the Netherlands: Nuon and Essent.

This is the headquarters of Essent, and as you can see they are putting a lot of energy into remodeling it.
Chalet Royal
Chalet Royal

A very uppity restaurant. They charged me €50 just for walking past, or was that the police?

Soon, I might go their, as I recently won a dinner voucher of €125 in a contest.
Town park
Town park

Right in the middle of the city center I discovered this oasis of peace today.

Open from 8am to 8pm.
It looks older then it is
It looks older then it is

Sometimes we get told by American folks that their towns are less old then our, but look here.

Doesn't it look old?
Surely Charlemagne has slept here.?

But if you look closely the building was only build in 1896, thus a mere 109 years of age.
Decay
Decay

Not sure what this is, or who lives there, but it looks like it'll fall apart soon.
Lombardje
Lombardje

This is the Binnendieze flowing by the Lombardje, the city block named after the Italian region Lombardije, or was it French?

I do I think a was a Jewish quarter?
Louwense brug
Louwense brug




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From:falcon13
Date:April 8th, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)

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Date:April 8th, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC)

Re: trainspotting!!

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