Love letter to Rotterdam


The worlds first crowdfunded infrastructure project, Luchtsingel pedestrian bridge in Rotterdam. (Photo taken with my harinezumi camera. Animated watercolour creatures artists own.)

For my 29th* birthday, we went to International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

I first went to IFFR a few years ago, while Dan was living in Amsterdam, and the films we saw left a huge impression on me (particularly unforgettable was Liu Jiayin’s Oxhide II which is one of my favourite films ever). There is something I love about the city of Rotterdam too, it has so much modern architecture, but it also has a great feeling of space and its public artworks and sculptures have a bold and cheeky edge. Because the festival takes place in so many venues across the city, it’s a great way to explore Rotterdam and its galleries, restaurants, bars and cafés.

( I took lots of pictures on my harinezumi camera while I was there: click here. )

(* I actually turned 30… *weeps* )





(in bridge, whist, and similar card games) a playing card of the suit chosen to rank above the others, which can win a trick where a card of a different suit has been led.


“come (or turn) up trumps”

Informal (of a person or situation) have a better performance or outcome than expected.

Phrasal Verbs:

“trump something up”

Invent a false accusation or excuse.


(transitive) to proclaim or announce with or as if with a fanfare.

(intransitive) British slang – to expel intestinal gas through the anus.