Friday, October 12, 2012

Hotel New York, Rotterdam

Then LvL and I walked over the Erasmus Bridge- to Hotel New York for lunch. HNY building was built in 1901 and was originally the head office of the Holland-America Lines. And all those tens of thousands of immigrants left holland from the Wilhelmina Pier (or arrived back).

I read a quote there today "longing to leave, longing to return" which I think sums up a place that held so many hopes and dreams and tears.

We had lunch in their grand cafe- it was beautiful!

Then we went out in a crazy wind storm and caught a tiny water taxi back to the other side- it was pretty wild out on the water! And strange to say goedag to such a landmark from the water.

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