Rotterdam’s Legacy

Rotterdam – New York

Minor obligations brought me to Rotterdam this morning, which means to bring a camera along.

This time I decided to shoot the ss Rotterdam. She’s a 1956 double propped steamer, and brought back to the Ports of Rotterdam in august 2008. Originally in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of RDM Shipyards, where she was once build. After having served the HAL (Holland Amerika Lijn) as a transatlantic liner between Rotterdam – New York, and after bankruptcy of Premier Cruises where she carried the name Rembrandt as a cruise ship, the Port of Rotterdam decided in 2001 to bring this piece of maritime heritage back to her roots.









 the Promenade Deck


























 a VW Samba from about the same year as the Rotterdam sailed out for the first time.





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8 thoughts on “Rotterdam’s Legacy

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  2. Lovely shots, the low angle and the post processing take these shots to another level. I very much enjoyed seeing these. Using an ultra wide angle lens isn’t easy to do well, but here you’ve done it beautifully.


    • Thanks a lot David Stevenson. There you have me honoured for what I feel about it. It surely isn’t easy to handle a ultra wide lens properly. The first few test shots I was really disappointed. Then I visited this ship and found out there is a way. Post processing is a serious job, so I am really happy with your comment (compliment). Have a nice weekend!


  3. Hi Sebastiaan, nice images. That sepia tone with a dash of colour works really well. Nice VW Splitty too. Well done. Regards Drew


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