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Our mission is to look for the soul of the city. Many topics are relevant in that search. Here you find our most important
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Barber pole

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Those red-white and blue striped barber’s poles. Who doesn’t have a memory of them: the symbol of a visit to the barber’s shop, not so long ago. Nowadays a barber’s pole is becoming a more rare phenomenon. A lot of…

CityPoem 54 – Dublin (5)

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Commemorating the 49,400 Irishmen who were killed in the Great War.Dublin  CityPoem: War Sonnets, Rupert Brooke This memorial park was built in 1938 to commemorate the 49,400 Irishmen who were killed in the Great War. The wreaths were laid…

CityPoem 93, Amsterdam (3)

We will laugh again. Your star will shine again, Amsterdam The magic will work it’s way again, Amsterdam Spring is drawing near, Amsterdam You will fall in love again, Amsterdam You will move freely again, Amsterdam We will laugh again,…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 35: Ron Spreekmeester

“Stadsluft macht frei, aber nicht in Rotterdam”. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? These are different questions. I would describe Rotterdam to my…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 14: Merle Pijlman

ACTION That’s the word that pops up in my mind. The culture in Rotterdam is one of acting, not talking. It’s a working city, always wanting to move further, building more. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 25: Fons Burger

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There has been a lot of sowing in the eighties and nineties in cultural life, architecture and urban planning. We have to harvest this (after a short break) in the coming years.   1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people…