A walk from Rotterdam to Delft

Yesterday morning it was misty when i got out of bed. When i checked the predictions i read that it would get sunny in the afternoon. So I could keep my plan to walk from Rotterdam centre to Delft Central Station.

When i checked what would be the best way to walk, i knew i would go past the Schie past the village Zweth. In Rotterdam i went through the neighborhood Blijdorp. After the big freeway junction Kleinpolderplein i would enter Overschie. Walking through the centre i would get at the Schie at the end of it and enter the countryside. Sort of. There is a freeway at the horizon, a train at the other side. But it was quiet, i could hear the birds sing.

In Delft i walked past some old Technical University buildings. Many were still the same as thirty years ago, when i studied there. But there were also many new areas. The centre i did recognize though. The Brabantse Turfmarkt, the Breestraat and de Oude Delft.

The new railway station is underground. It opened March 1 this year. I ate my apple and waited for the train to arrive.

To be honest, i felt my legs. I was able to walk, but I was tired! I had left my house at 11:25, i got back at 16:10. Glad i got home in one piece. A day rest and then i will go for another walk!

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The Schie
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A look across the Schie
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The murky water of the Schie
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A house, fens, lantern, road signs. Hardly anything natural here.
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The railway, electricity poles, lantern, a channel. All man made.
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Everything is defined and delineated. Even the air traffic leaves behind lines.
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The road and the bicycle track besides it. I love Holland!
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The Delft sign
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Waiting for the train back to Rotterdam
Published on April 9, 2015 at 6:00 by

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