Dry docks of Antwerp

by Berckmans Peter May. 10, 2018 295 views

The city dry docks of Antwerp were build between 1861-1863, they are between 125m and 155m long. The biggest ones were made to house 2 ships in one time.On that site there are 8 docks. A few years back the plan was aproved to make a maritime park of them. Now about 8 years later, there hasn't changed much. The place is empty and not much going on, sometimes they are still used. But they create a great place to make some photos. I find they look a bit like ancient arenas.

You can make a lot of photos there , these are only a small selection from what I made that day.

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 4 months ago

Fascinating series! I love big engineering feats, such as these!
Very nice perspectives, light/shadow contrasts, fine details, textures and variety!

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 4 months ago

I was surprised we just could go in them like that. Glad you like them

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Jay Boggess Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 4 months ago

Yeah.......Here in the US, these would have been under strict control, so nobody might get hurt, triggering a lawsuit........

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 4 months ago

That's an interesting set and an interesting place too.
#6 - perfect perspective
#7 - rosty gold to photograph.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 4 months ago

A very interesting place

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 4 months ago

Love these kind of urban/industrial venues. Good work Peter

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 4 months ago

They are almost in the centre of the city. Glad you like them

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