Weekly photo challenge – Street life

Gare du Nord Paris | witchwithaview

Street life at Gare du Nord – Paris

Gare du Nord in Paris, France, is the epic centre of railways in Europe. One of the most exciting places there is. Street life is bustling.

The first Gare du Nord was built by Bridge and Roadway Engineers on behalf of the Chemin de Fer du Nord company, which was managed by Léonce Reynaud, professor of architecture at the École Polytechnique. The station was inaugurated on 14 June 1846, the same year as the launch of the Paris–Amiens–Lille rail link. Since the station was found to be too small in size, it was partially demolished in 1860 to provide space for the current station. The original station’s façade was removed and transferred to Lille. By the number of travelers, at around 190 million per year, it is the busiest railway station in Europe and the busiest in the world outside Japan.


Weekly photo challenge – Street life in Gouda

weekly photochallenge - Streetlife in Holland | Withcwithaview

Street life in Holland

Holland is known for her Tulips, Dikes and Windmills. And of course for her bicycles. We have more bicycles than inhabitants.

Most Dutch own more than one bicycle, often two or more. But please don’t think we live in the stone-age. Rotterdam is the fifth largest harbor in the world and the mainport to Europe. Our Dutch Design is world famous and second to none. Already in the 15th and 16th century Rembrandt van Rhijn was regarded as the most talented painter in the world.

I have made these pictures, none spectaculair, because they give a good idea of street life in a typical Dutch city: Gouda