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Old August 19th, 2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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ANTWERPEN / ANTWERP / ANVERS / アントウェルペン

Flanders' largest city, home to diamonds and a seaport.

Statue of Peter Paul Rubens with the city's cathedral in the background:

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Close-up of the cathedral (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal) tower. Consecrated in 1521, its 2nd tower was never completed.

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Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal

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Antwerp's city hall and the "Brabo Fountain". The Brabo fountain depicts how the city (supposedly) received its name.
According to folklore, and as celebrated by the statue in front of the town hall, the city got its name from a legend involving a mythical giant called Antigoon who lived near the river Scheldt. He exacted a toll from those crossing the river, and for those who refused, he severed one of their hands and threw it into the river Scheldt. Eventually, the giant was slain by a young hero named Brabo, who cut off the giant's own hand and flung it into the river. Hence the name Antwerpen, from Dutch hand werpen—akin to Old English hand and wearpan (= to throw), which has changed to today's warp.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antwerp#Origin_of_the_name

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Old August 19th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #3
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Antwerp's "Grote Markt". Similar to its namesake in Brussels, it's full of awesome facades:

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Old August 19th, 2012, 11:39 PM   #4
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Antwerpen Centraal:

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Old August 20th, 2012, 01:14 AM   #5
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Antwerpen Centraal:

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Old August 20th, 2012, 02:44 AM   #6
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It´s a wonderful city! Keep them coming
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Old August 20th, 2012, 11:22 AM   #8
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Old August 20th, 2012, 11:27 AM   #9
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Great, very nice photos from Antwerp
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Old August 20th, 2012, 12:25 PM   #10
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Boerentoren, built between 1929-32:

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Old August 20th, 2012, 05:27 PM   #11
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beautiful series of images from Antwerp....
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Beautiful city. So many nice buildings.
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I've never been to Antwerp, but have heard good things about it. A city of culture and design I've been told, and by the looks of it, great architecture too. I would like to go just to see the grand railway station which I've seen in pictures. Someone once described Antwerp as the 'Milan of the low countries'. So, is Antwerp a beautiful city? Of course that is subjective, but by popular concensus what would it be considered I wonder?

Also, is this building part of the railway station and what is it exactly?

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That's actually a shopping center, about half a kilometer away from the train station. I'm not sure how big fashion is in Antwerp but it's definitely quite a nice city imo.
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Grote Markt...fantastic square:

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Lovely pictures!

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I've never been to Antwerp, but have heard good things about it. A city of culture and design I've been told, and by the looks of it, great architecture too. I would like to go just to see the grand railway station which I've seen in pictures. Someone once described Antwerp as the 'Milan of the low countries'. So, is Antwerp a beautiful city? Of course that is subjective, but by popular concensus what would it be considered I wonder?

Also, is this building part of the railway station and what is it exactly?

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No, it's not part of the railway station like Kampflamm said it's a "shoppingcenter" called Stadsfeestzaal.

This is how the inside looks like


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Old August 21st, 2012, 05:51 PM   #19
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Mindblowing as usual
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Old August 21st, 2012, 08:31 PM   #20
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Great pics of a great city. Was there last weekend for the gorgeous Jazz Middelheim Festival. This city has got the right vibes!
Keep them coming Kampflamm!
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