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China Light Zoo Edition 2017/2018 – Part 3


And this is also the final part of this beautiful light festival. Quite a magnificent whale, don’t you think so? We were also lucky enough to see a very special performance. Maybe the pictures don’t say a lot and of course, we should have made a video, but we had forgotten the GoPro. In the second part of this series, I…

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China Light Zoo Edition 2017/2018 – Part 2


The light installations depicted animals, flowers and elements of Chinese legends, fairytales and history and were all assembled by Chinese artists. Some of the assemblings took place in China, the rest in Belgium. The Zoo of Antwerp organizes this light festival in order to celebrate the Chinese New Year. And that is not a coincidence since the Chinese neighbourhood is located…

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A Visit to China Light Zoo Antwerp


First of all, a short explanation for our absence of nearly two months. On Sunday 22 January, Lars and I went to the canal to take pictures of the sunset and to experiment with filters and long exposures. Everything went well, until I made a nasty fall. Although my foot hurt like hell, we managed to return safely. At first,…

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The Other Antwerp – The Skyline


We ended our weekend in Antwerp in beauty… There we were, the four of us: Leen, Veerle, Lars and I. Standing at the left river bank, looking at the skyline. The end of the afternoon was there; the sun was starting to set. Simply magical… Lars and I want to thank Leen and Veerle for showing us the hidden beauty…

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The Other Antwerp – To The Left River Bank


The end of the afternoon was approaching. It was time to go back to Antwerp. This time we all went to the left river bank, to an area known as Saint Anna’s Beach. The name of Saint Anna refers to the old village that was located here. It had to make way first for holiday homes and later for huge…

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The Other Antwerp – The Village That Resists


As I have mentioned before, some villages had to make way for the expansion of the harbor of Antwerp. As you can imagine, not everybody was willing to move. And the village that resisted – and still resists – the most, is Doel. Every Belgian knows about Doel. We all know and remember the images on television of people protesting…

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The Other Antwerp – The River (2)


Our next stop was Fort Liefkenshoek. Right opposite to Lillo-Fort, on the other side of the river Scheldt, you have Fort Liefkenshoek, which was built at the end of the 16th century. It played a significant role in many wars and conflicts and is nowadays a protected monument. And there is a museum as well, which is devoted to the…

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