After devastating damage during WWII, Rotterdam has grown into a vibrant city dotted with cultural attractions and funky architecture.
Then we moseyed over towards Blaak, a one-time working class neighborhood that was comprehensively leveled during the war, but has since been rebuilt in a full flush of modern design.
The architectural highpoint of the area is the Kubuswoningen, or Cube House built in 1984 and designed by Piet Blom.
Each cube is a three-level apartment with the "trunk" serving as an entryway, staircase to the living areas, and storage. So funky.
Each house is supposed to represent a tree, with all the houses together forming a forest.
Then it was on to another eye-popping piece of architecture: the Markthal.
We browsed, looking for treats.
Mmmmmm, this lavender smelled divine.
Eventually we found ourselves at the Stadhuis, or city hall. This is one of the few old buildings left in the city center. It was built between 1914 and 1920 and miraculously survived the 1940 bombing raids.
This mural was right outside the parking garage so we snapped a pic of me'n'my-boy before loading up and heading out.
Onto the next city! Delft.