18 September 2011

Van der Helstplein on a stormy night

The Van der Helstplein is just around the corner from where I live. I like this picture because the atmosphere is so archa├»c and rough. While writing  in this blog and making the pictures it becomes much clearer to me that De Pijp arised from a completely different mentality than Plan-Zuid. I read that there were very promising plans before they started building it (around 1850) but there was no money for it. It came to a plan with no social coherence, just a lot of cheap houses (jerry-building).