Amsterdam, Keizersgracht 764-768, corner with the Utrechtsestraat (61-63 and 48-50) in 1970. The Utrechtsestraat is one of the streets leading from the Singelgracht (a former moat for defense purposes) to the old city center, crossing three of the main canals of the "grachtengordel".
About this creation
I made the taller white building, Keizersgracht 766, back in 2002 as one of my first Amsterdam modular buildings. After a couple of events, I put it aside, since I didn't wanted to take it apart because I was still quite satisfied with how it turned out. When I found out in 2011 I had very little pictures of it, I decided to make some. When I took it down from the attic, I wasn't satisfied with most of the building anymore, so I decided to give it a little facelift. It actually turned out in a 90% rebuild.
I made the tram, based on the model that was used from 1948 until the 1970s, in 2007. The tram gave the idea for a scene in 1970.
After the facelift/rebuild, I thought of making the left corner of the block, since making pictures of the single building wouldn't show the actual seize of it (it is rather tall for a canal house). I added some train tracks, so I could re-use my tram as well. After that I thought it would be fun to add the overhead lines for the tram as well. Since they are connected to buildings at both sides of the street, I had to make the other corner as well. Finally I added the black canal house at the right as well, so I could add an extra tree for a more balanced setup. More pictures on Flickr.
Utrechtsestraat 48. The original building was built in 1927. All other buildings are older.
Quoting Henrik Hoexbroe
Fantastic. The original ones are nice, but the rebuilds are really good! I like the tram and the way you did the lime-green cover. BTW; Is that "Rembrandt"´s house I spot thereż?
No, Rembrandt's house isn't included here. These are just random houses, with, as far as I know, no famous residents!