The train station is the next stop. The west wing of the
station was renovated a few years ago. Old rooms were torn down
and the shops in this wing were modernized.
Normally the station hall is something that you would run
through without a thought. But if you take the time to look up,
you’ll see beautiful tile mosaics and stained-glass designs
adorning these high interior walls. Even if you don’t travel by
train, take a look inside, it’s definitely worth it.
People who came by train can now join us
For those who came by train, you can start here and join us
on our city walk. But don’t forget to go back to page one,
otherwise you’ll miss the first half of this city tour.
The old main office of Friesland Bank with its beautiful
cast-iron bars in the windows is still here.
Other buildings in the surrounding area were torn down to
make space for a special glass dome that reminds us of the
album sleeve “War of the Worlds”.
Just like a gigantic UFO it sticks its head out over and
above the city. This new main office of the regional bank
is a daring design.
The city recently began to realize a museum harbor situated on
the Willemskade. Here is where the historical ships are docked
and future plans for more ships exist.
When we cross over the Zuiderplein and walk towards the
futuristic Blokhuisbrug we arrive at the old prison. Now void
of personnel and criminals, it is completely empty. It no
longer meets to the housing codes for prisons.
The Blokhuispoort is a nationally recognized monument. Although
probably empty for the next several years to come, there are few
new plans for the building.
It is going to be renovated and the former prison cells might be
used by artists as studios. Crooks behind bars cannot be found
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