Sunday, 4 May 2008

Summer has arrived

Summer has arrived in Europe - here in Amsterdam it was 23C this weekend and the week ahead is forecasted to be sunny and warm, too. So I did my first serious bike trip today to the new Amsterdam suburb of IJburg. It has been (and still is) fascinating to see the construction of IJburg which is built on 7 artificial islands. The islands were constructed in the late 90's, the first buildings were completed in 2002 and currently more than 9,000 people already live in IJburg, growing to 30,000 in 2015. The architecture varies from terrible to quite nice, I can't understand why they are still building big square concrete blocks of apartments.

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