Local Heart, Global Soul

March 23, 2016

Yeah…It Really IS a “Christmas Tree”… Honest!

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

We have left Miniworld in Rotterdam and re-joined the Historic Tram 10 that runs around the centre of the city.

Our tickets allow us to hop-on-hop-off during the day and if our friends had not had such a small child and if I had been able to be more mobile, then an early start on this tram would allow for an entire day’s worth of hop-on-hop-off exploring as well as the beautiful tram ride itself.

That surely must be a brilliant idea for any tourist wanting to make the most of their Rotterdam day trip.

Our party of two families have however done our dash for the day and are content to ride around the city at leisure, listening to the commentary and seeing the sights out of the window.

As we pass by an outdoor market I spy a statue that had been on the News some time earlier because of it’s controversial nature: It’s a Christmas statue where Santa is holding a Christmas tree that is rather phallic in appearance. The controversy was that the statue had been moved from several pervious locations in the city after upset residents made successful petitions to get it removed. The short of it was that no one wanted it in their neighbourhood and I’m not even certain if it will be staying long in this spot either. The other statues I spotted during our tram ride were without controversy and only drew viewing pleasure… depending on if you like modern art at all.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Rotterdam’s Historic Tram 10

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