Antwerpen, City of the Hand Throwing Giant

by Sky Hayward April. 10, 2020 65 views
The Belgium flag on a boat in the Eilandje neighborhood.

The Belgium flag on a boat in the Eilandje neighborhood.

Through the hole. The view of Antwerp from the top of the Museum aan de Stroom.

Through the hole. The view of Antwerp from the top of the Museum aan de Stroom.

Museum aan de Stroom, Museum by the River, clouds and marina.

Museum aan de Stroom, Museum by the River, clouds and marina.

The Antwerp Whisperer

The Antwerp Whisperer

The other side of The Whisperer

The other side of The Whisperer

Antwerpen

Antwerpen

Store in downtown Antwerp

Store in downtown Antwerp

Horse-drawn carriage and driver in front of Town Hall in Grote Markt.

Horse-drawn carriage and driver in front of Town Hall in Grote Markt.

The Brabo Fountain is a bronze statue that honors the city's name, Antwerp from ("Ant") Hand and ("werpen") launch.

The Brabo Fountain is a bronze statue that honors the city's name, Antwerp from ("Ant") Hand and ("werpen") launch.

The Stadhuis of Antwerp cleverly under construction.

The Stadhuis of Antwerp cleverly under construction.

Sculpture of A Dog Flanders characters Nello (boy) and Patrasche (dog) by Belgium artist Batist Vermeulen.

Sculpture of A Dog Flanders characters Nello (boy) and Patrasche (dog) by Belgium artist Batist Vermeulen.

Rapper Unknown Mizery, AKA my fiance in The Parkbrug (The Park Bridge)

Rapper Unknown Mizery, AKA my fiance in The Parkbrug (The Park Bridge)

I filmed a music video there under the Albert Canal bridge, very cool spot for photographs. A constantly changing subject.

I filmed a music video there under the Albert Canal bridge, very cool spot for photographs. A constantly changing subject.

Antwerp

Antwerp

Street market in Schilde

Street market in Schilde

Red bikes

Red bikes

A street in Schilde

A street in Schilde

The pool, as far as I understand, Schildehof.

The pool, as far as I understand, Schildehof.

Nice columns, Schildehof.

Nice columns, Schildehof.

What's remaining of Kasteel Schildehof.

What's remaining of Kasteel Schildehof.

Schans van Schilde, part of the Defense Line of Antwerp built in 1859

Schans van Schilde, part of the Defense Line of Antwerp built in 1859

Schans van Schilde

Schans van Schilde

Inside the Fortress

Inside the Fortress

The Oelegem Fort is part of the Defense Line of Antwerp built at the same time as Schans van Schilde above.

The Oelegem Fort is part of the Defense Line of Antwerp built at the same time as Schans van Schilde above.

Now it's a home for bats. I loved how there were signs everywhere asking people to respect the bats.

Now it's a home for bats. I loved how there were signs everywhere asking people to respect the bats.

And then  I heard a terrifying sound echoing through the forest. Of course I had to see what it was and I came across this Hadada Ibis. It's native to Sub Saharan Africa and should for no reason be in Belgium.I took a video of it pulling a huge worm from the grass.

And then I heard a terrifying sound echoing through the forest. Of course I had to see what it was and I came across this Hadada Ibis. It's native to Sub Saharan Africa and should for no reason be in Belgium.I took a video of it pulling a huge worm from the grass.

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Berckmans Peter 3 months ago

Nice to see my home town

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Sky Hayward Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 months ago

Aw nice, I took so many pictures it was hard to decide which ones to post. It was my first time in Belgium, I can't wait to go back

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Sky Hayward 3 months ago

Always welcome,let me know when you are here

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Sky Hayward Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 months ago

Very nice, thank you

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