I feel a bit like Le Corbusier everyday

The Lijnbaan – by architects van den Broek en Bakema – is the main shopping street of Rotterdam. The Lijnbaan is named after a ropewalk which was there between 1667 and 1845.

It has been opened in 1953, as the main street in the new shopping district, after the old shopping district got completely destroyed during the bombings of 1940. The Lijnbaan Shopping Centre became the prototype for similar centres in Europe and America that allowed only pedestrian traffic.

Since I was a little boy I always wanted to live in The Lijnbaan-flats. And now I am actually living inside one. How exciting! I feel a bit like Le Corbusier everyday.

photo: with my new iPhone 3G (bought on The Lijnbaan), laughter…