The Bijenkorf department store in Rotterdam by architect W.M. Dudok: a legendary building with a tragic history. Opened in 1930, largely destroyed by bombing in 1940. The part that survived the bombs and the fire has been in use until it was demolished in 1960 for the construction of two main roads: Westblaak and Coolsingel.
This image shows Dudok's masterpiece on its original location, surrounded by present day buildings, like ghost appearance blocking all traffic.
This artworks is offered by Frans Blok
My work can be located in the border regions of photography, painting and computer visuals. With my company 3Develop I do work in commission but I use the same techniques, skills and software to make free work. I am originally an architect and I live in Rotterdam; for that reason the architecture of that city is a major (but not the only) source of inspiration. But also travel to countries like Iceland and Britain, or walks in the Netherlands, provide much material. Seeing and showing quality and beauty, that is what my work is about.