Rodin & Picasso out in the open
A ‘Singel’ is a particular type of Dutch canal for which I think is no proper English translation . It runs through the city and unlike other types of urban canals it is surrounded by a park-like environment. Many of the Singels in Rotterdam have been designed in the 19th century to control the water levels. This particular one is the Westersingel which runs straight through the city center from the Cnetral Station. Its banks are mostly in brick instead of grass and trees. It is dotted with sculptures by well-known artists like Rodin, Picasso, Mastroianni and McCarthy.