Travel: Antwerp

Written by Nasir Hamid on January 8th, 2012

Last summer my family and I visited Antwerp for four days and then went on to Brussels for a couple more. We’d been to Brussels before but Antwerp was new to us. The weather was a mixed bag and rained quite a bit. We did lots and lots of walking around but our daughter had just turned three at the time so the amount of ground we could cover each day was limited. Something that really struck me about Antwerp was the amount of really old bicycles still in use there. Cycling is really popular and I happen to have a thing for old bikes and battered up Brookes saddles so I couldn’t help noticing them everywhere. I really enjoyed the trip and while I’m sure Antwerp isn’t a city that immediately comes to mind when planning a trip to Europe I can highly recommend a visit.

[Tech info:] Nikon F90X 35mm camera with Kodak Color Plus film (from Poundland). Processed and scanned by me.

tree graffiti carving

Sunshine and moonlight 4-ever. Tree graffiti in a park near the b&b that we stayed at.

I don't know what these are. Fungi, mushrooms, toadstools? Whatever they are there were a lot of them.

park in antwerp

This is the gorgeous park that was a short walk from the b&b that we stayed at. Two of my daughter's favourite things - construction equipment and the colour orange.

old town antwerp

Cobbled street in the old town

street car in antwerp

The street car public transport system was very easy to use and very economical with a 10 trip card.

horse and carriage

Horse and carriage for hire

Horse drawn carriage driver.

horse drawn carriage driver

Horse drawn carriage driver.

bicycles for hire antwerp

Bicycles for hire.

old bicycles

Old bicycles. I especially like the newspaper covered chain guard.

old books on shelves

Very old books in one of the oldest printing companies in the world.

segway riders

Segways for hire. Certainly a different kind of two-wheeled transport.

 

 

 

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