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A Visit to China Light Zoo Antwerp

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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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The Other Antwerp – The Charming Harbor

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Another favorite of mine: the tiny harbor of Lillo-Fort. I think the pictures speak for themselves… Can you imagine how this place looks like in summer when it’s flooded by tourists? I am eternally grateful to Leen and Veerle that they showed us this gem when there were not so many people around! And, by the way, while it was…

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The Other Antwerp – Little Lillo

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On Sunday, we decided to venture outside of Antwerp. Our first stop was Lillo. Or actually, I should say – as is correctly indicated on the map – Lillo-Fort. Lillo itself disappeared in the middle of the 20th century, when the harbor of Antwerp expanded. All that is left now is a small community living around the fort. This was…

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