Blankenberge

Soaking Up Some Sun

We Belgians have had too few of these: cold but sunny winter days…

On one of such days, Lars and I went to Blankenberge, one of the most popular coastal towns in Belgium. It has about 20.000 inhabitants and attracts tens of thousands of tourists during sunny days.

The original pier of Blankenberge dates from 1894 and was one of the first piers on the European Atlantic coast. Unfortunately, the Germans destroyed it during World War I. As you might have guessed, the city rebuilt the pier in 1933 and renovated it at the beginning of the 21st century.

The pier extends about 350 meters into the sea.

I was lucky enough to take some close-ups of a surfer.

At the end of the pier, you can find a big building with cafes, an exhibition room and an auditorium.

After a long walk, it was time to say goodbye to some furry friends and to go home.

2 Comments

  • restlessjo March 28, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    That’s a good looking pier! There’s something about them, isn’t there? 🙂 🙂

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  • link March 29, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    I really like these pictures! It seems that you’ve spent a lot of wonderful time with your furry friends!

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