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Stopera at the river Amstel
Netherlands, Amsterdam, May 2013

The Stopera is a building complex, housing both the city hall and the Muziektheater, the principal opera house in Amsterdam that is home of De Nederlandse Opera, Het Nationale Ballet, and the Holland Symfonia.
The name "Stopera" is a portmanteau of stadhuis (city hall) and opera: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stopera
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Jun 02 2013 12:04 GMT janos
Jun 02 2013 13:20 GMT 25barb
What a lovely building, but the beauty is brought to the fore by your gorgeous
photograph. The colors are eyecatching and breathtaking and the composition
magnificent - brings a bright day to my Sunday
I appreciate your notes on all of your photos...this is how I learn. It is very informative
Thanks for sharing
Have a nice rest of the day and a good forthcoming week
Jun 02 2013 14:36 GMT Papagena
A superb architecture !! It must be fabulous to assist to concerts or ballets too !!
Jun 02 2013 14:37 GMT larrybenedict
The choppy water makes me think it might be on the English Channel rather than one of the canals???
Jun 02 2013 15:07 GMT senna3
Larry, the Amstel is not a canal, but a "true" river, starting somewhere in the province Zuid-Holland! The river's mouth is in Amsterdam, where it meets the IJ bay. However, in 1936 the last part of the river (called Rokin) was filled in, so the river now ends at Muntplein, although it remains connected to the IJ through subterranean pipes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amstel
Jun 02 2013 16:12 GMT Annamaria
Beautiful building at a spectacular place...;-)
Jun 02 2013 18:04 GMT fhelsing PRO
That is a great view!
Jun 02 2013 18:04 GMT martini957
Eye delight
Jun 03 2013 01:19 GMT Myshots
Interesting notes...Beautiful shot of this building and water view with the boats...
Jun 03 2013 08:47 GMT abojovna PRO
I hope that the river did not rise, it´s a very beautiful building.
Jun 03 2013 09:17 GMT senna3
Claudia, the Amstel has never been a problem, but the river Rhine often causes flooding of the neighboring fields and sometimes even villages and cities.
I heard on the news that there is danger of flooding of the center of Prague?!
Jun 03 2013 17:55 GMT elsje323
beautiful shot
Jun 04 2013 05:18 GMT MargNZ
Beautiful building Peter :)