B&W day 79

by Berckmans Peter February. 12, 2018 287 views

A bit of history here. The " Boerentoren " or the farmerstower like we call it here in Antwerp, was the first skyscraper of Europe. Build in 1931,standing a proud 87.5m high, 112.5m including the antennas. It was ment to be for living ,shopping and a few offices, but know it is the mainbuilding from one of Belgiums leading banks. It is one of the landmarks of our city and is on the list of protected monuments.

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 7 months ago

Nice shot! Looks like a giant robot!

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 7 months ago

A bit yes. Thanks

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Jay Boggess Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 7 months ago

:=D

Always a pleasure, Amigo!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 7 months ago

Very Art-Deco! Not an easy piece of architecture to photograph and therefore very well done!

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 7 months ago

It is about the o,ly place you can have the complete tower in the shot. A lot of buildings around it. I love the art deco style.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 7 months ago

Don't complain, did you ever tried to photograph the
Chartres Cathedral? You have to be at least 2 km outside of town or in a helicopter. smile

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 7 months ago

I choose the helismile

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Pete Fitzgetald 1 year, 7 months ago

Great history, very nice photo and now I have a crick in my neck from looking up grinning

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 1 year, 7 months ago

Actually my cap did fall of while taking this one. Thanks Pete

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 7 months ago

Pity those damn wires ruining everything. Love the picture

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Andi Saw Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 7 months ago
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Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 7 months ago

So dull when we agree on everything smile

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 7 months ago

There are many many wires there,from trams. They are part of it

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 7 months ago

I know, but it is a part of the scene there

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