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September 29, 2019

An Unexpected Find!

Filed under: ART,Mural,PHOTOGRAPHY,ROTTERDAM,Rotterdam Harbour/Port,THE NETHERLANDS — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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Leaving the “2nd Maasvlakte’ area of the Port of Rotterdam, I spot this mural. It’s stylized representation of a large container ship, containers on a train that snakes away on the right (or maybe they are containers arriving?) and the port cranes and docks in the background, means that you have to take a good look to figure it all out. Regular readers will know that I delight in seeing blank walls filled with art, they also know that more abstract design is not really my thing. That doesn’t stop me from enjoying this though. Art ! ,,,way out here in the industrial area of a port… I’m loving this find!

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)


  1. Yes, such paitings makes a difference.
    They done something like that very near where I live. It is painted on a ‘geluidswal’ (English?) of the A73 on the side of the local traffic

    I hope you will find the article (dutch) and the photo’s of it.

    It’s always nice to look at it driving/cycling by.


    Comment by Marie-Jacqueline — September 29, 2019 @ 7:11 pm | Reply

    • https://www.kleuronderweg.nl/

      Comment by Marie-Jacqueline — September 29, 2019 @ 7:17 pm | Reply

    • Marie-Jacqueline,
      I couldn’t get your link to work… is it this one maybe?

      1) http://roermond.kleuronderweg.nl/?p=170

      But looking around I also found this one:

      2) http://roermond.kleuronderweg.nl/?p=130

      and wow… I think this part of No.2 ?

      I also read that this mural is an amazing 800 metres long! , so maybe they are all bits of the same wall?
      Either way it’s a FANTASTIC initiative, Kudos to whoever in Roermond set this in motion and the artists who painted it. I am seriously impressed.

      Comment by kiwidutch — September 30, 2019 @ 4:28 am | Reply

      • Marie-Jacqueline,
        Duh, I’m slow and didn’t see the second link right away… Wow… it’s even a different one to the one I found on the “Kleuronerweg” website (“colour on the way” – possibly a word play on the idea that these are all on roads /motorways / bridges etc? maybe?) Needless to say this one is right up my street too, THANK YOU for showing me something new!

        Comment by kiwidutch — September 30, 2019 @ 4:34 am | Reply

      • The link starts with https so I did forget the ‘s’ in it.

        The first time I opened your links they worked beautifully, the second time not.

        You did your rrsearch, chapeau for the effort.

        I enjoy really your enthousiasm about this wall painting.

        Comment by Marie-Jacqueline — October 2, 2019 @ 9:10 am | Reply

        • Marie-Jacqueline,
          With colour to liven up blank city spaces, creativity, History AND detail, What’s NOT to drool about?!??
          This type of this is Soooo up my alley, I LOVE what your city is doing to make the place beautiful, educatitive and attractive to tourists, Bravo!

          Comment by kiwidutch — October 5, 2019 @ 11:46 am | Reply

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