Rokkeveen, Zoetermeer

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    1981

    by ATLC Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Rokkeveen was built from 1981 by a new generation of planologists. The suburb is planned in geometrical pieces around the water tower (which I did not photograph although I drove past it). Each sub-suburb circles around this water tower and each of those sub-suburbs has it's own building style.

    Click the link to see the water tower.

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    Villa houses

    by ATLC Updated Jun 27, 2003

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    Turning round the bend from the coloured apartment flats, one finds oneself in a quiet lane with trees and these villa-like houses.
    Now VT member craic who was one of the first to visit this Zoetermeer page, commented:
    "The page feels passionate. What was so gripping it was like being there. Seeing how people live. I noticed how empty the streets seemed. Must have been during work. Like Canberra. At 5, the office doors open and the people stream out. Before that it is like a city that the people have all left."

    Indeed, I saw just mothers and children around. And young people who'd already finished their school year.

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    Another set of different houses

    by ATLC Written Jun 26, 2003

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    It makes me curious to know how all these houses are inside. This row I like, probably because of the sleekness and the type of bricks used.
    Note that there is plenty attention to the side of the roads and water with plant beds and grass.

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    Mahatma Gandhi canal

    by ATLC Updated Mar 25, 2008

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    This canal goes in a bend at the end of the photo and ends at the pedestrian bridge and train station.

    Continue here for more tips and photos.

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    Houses in circles

    by ATLC Written Jun 26, 2003

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    All the rows of houses were built in a half -circle from inner circle with a little rose garden and parking space in the middle going outwards.

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    Living in a bend

    by ATLC Written Jun 26, 2003

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    And finally, before we look towards the other side of the road, a close up of the houses built in a bend.

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    Waterside gardens

    by ATLC Written Jun 26, 2003

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    Must be nice to live in these houses where the back garden borders on water.
    It gives the street quite a different outlook with the attention paid to these waterfront gardens.

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    Small lake

    by ATLC Written Jun 26, 2003

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    At the end of the lane I pass by a nice little lake where I see people enjoying the sunshine on its borders.

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    Houses on the lake

    by ATLC Written Jun 26, 2003

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    These houses, which I don't particularly like, look out over the lake.
    That shield thing makes them look a bit forbidding.

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    Tiled apartment flats

    by ATLC Written Jun 26, 2003

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    I always look at balconies of apartment flats. Some hang out their washing there. Others make it into a mini-garden.

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    Greek style

    by ATLC Updated Jun 26, 2003

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    Along the Mahatma Ghandi canal these houses caught my attention the very first time that I drove past here, late last year. There's a Greek touch to the design.

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    Old style entrance

    by ATLC Written Jun 26, 2003

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    An old way of adding a staircase to church towers or castles is used here in modern houses. I recognise it from many sightseeing trips on holiday.

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    Mahatma Gandhi

    by ATLC Written Jun 26, 2003

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    Finally, there he is. A bust of Mahatma Ghandi. In the background you can just make out the water staircase.

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