The first weekly photo challenge of the year deals with the not surprising concept of resolutions. I’ve been meaning to go to the restaurant/cafeteria at the V&D store in the Hoog Catherijne mall for some time now, in order to take advantage of the view out over the city. The restaurant has a wall of windows that give a great view, but seating next to the window is limited and the one time I had tried to go, it was too full for me to get anywhere near the windows.
A friend and I had been talking about going during the latter part of last year, but things came up that prevented our visit. Fortunately, we were able to fulfil this particular resolution quite early in the year, meeting up on Thursday late enough in the afternoon to eventually be able to swoop in on a table by the windows. It’s fascinating to see the city from this viewpoint. Almost all of the streets seem to disappear, leaving only rooftops, but you can still pick out lots of landmarks and general areas of town based on the rooftops.
Even more amazing was seeing how massive the Domtoren (the large bell tower in the center) looks, even when seen from this perspective. If anything, it looked even bigger than ever!
We stuck around long enough to see the early evening darkness settle and the lights of the city begin to come on. I liked that there were only one or two streets that you could really see from that vantage point, but at night, they shone with the brightly coloured holiday lights that are still up. They create little streams and pools of light and colour against the inky blue of the sky and city. I’m so glad I finally got to experience the view for myself.