Day and Night: Erasmusbrug, Rotterdam

Drinks were flowing, laughter was bubbling into the air, the night was still young.

And yet, it was time to go. It was still the right side of midnight and after three days of learning new names, new faces, new tricks and new ways to think about this little blog of mine, I was tired. I left the party to those with more stamina that me and I piled into a taxi with some others. We quikcly glided through Rotterdam back to our hotel, which sits in one corner of a junction that opens up to Erasmusbrug.

Still a teenager - it was completed in 1996 - the Erasmus Bridge has fast become one of Rotterdam's most memorable landmarks. Its nickname, "The Swan", is as romantic as it is accurate and as I stepped out of the taxi, I felt drawn to it. I bid my friends good night and crossed the road to take a photo or two.

Unlike most of my day and night photos, I took the nighttime photo first. The following morning the sun was shining and I headed out for a "photo run", quickly snapping the same view with my phone. This may explain why I don't quite get the same angle again. I'm not sure which I prefer. How about you? See more Day and Night photos from cities I love.

Frances M. Thompson

Londoner turned wanderer, Frankie is an author, freelance writer and blogger. Currently based in Amsterdam, Frankie was nomadic for two years before putting down some roots with her Australian partner and having a baby boy in July 2015. In 2017, she launched WriteNOW Cards, affirmation cards for writers that help build a productive and positive writing practice. When not writing contemporary fiction, Frankie shops for vintage clothes, dances to 70s disco music and chases her son around Amsterdam.
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