July 22: Amsterdam – Plan Zuid 3
The dénouement of the Plan Zuid immersion.
I continued the route from the Victorieplein in the most obvious way and turned onto Rooseveltlaan, mirroring the approach on Churchilllaan. Here in the southeastern corner of the Victorieplein, a mysterious turning and disappearing stair, which I find very compelling.
The infinite view down Rooseveltlaan.
Aww what a cutie!
At the other end of the Rooseveltlaan is the Europaplein, beyond which are these jarringly hi-tech large-scale buildings.
So, back into the Plan Zuid interior we go, here heading west on Deurloostraat.
Looking south on Krammerstraat, a more intimate, one-way street.
Forceful squares on Deurloostraat, between Krammerstraat and Haringvlietstraat.
Back at the Churchilllaan bridge over the Boerenwetering, the southern side of which is capped at each end by a statue of a child tending to a pile of animals: here a girl with squirrels, and at the other end, just visible at right, a boy with rabbits. (Edit: looks like some bunnies may have insinuated themselves in with the squirrels over here too.)
Terminating the southern view down the Boerenwetering is the Ernst & Young office tower, all the way across the A10 Ringweg.
Upon approaching the Apollo House from the east, one is waved at by this kelpy sculpture.
A closer look at the rather spatially complex portico of the Apollo House.
The very Art Deco letters are a spiffy touch.
The entry area spills out to the side in an unexpected fashion.
On Apollolaan across from Mozartkade, a most excellent stepped pair of fanciful bay windows.
Further along between Bachstraat and Beethovenstraat, one of the most curious entry details in all of Plan Zuid, evoking a bug-eyed beaked creature.