Walk through Antwerp
• walk through Antwerp
Antwerp - the diamond capital of the world, the center of the Belgian fashion and the Dutch city of millionaires. This - the second largest city of Belgium, which is aptly called "pocket-sized metropolis."
We invite you to stroll through Antwerp - the second largest city in Belgium. We spent two days and there was a time a couple of times to get lost, to experiment in street photography and fall in love with this "small metropolis".
Profits at Antwerp Central Station. For movie very place where they filmed a lot of movies.
A few years ago, this building has become one of the four most beautiful train stations in the world. In my opinion - quite deservedly. Here it is one of Antwerp's "underground" stations.
Metro tram lines form here (in Volgograd). Here it is called "pre-metro", and in Russia - "Metrotram". 10 journeys on the metro cost 8 euros.
He goes here and that's a miracle. What kind of animal is the wheel - I do not know, but it seems it does not apply to tourist amusements. If you know that it is - write necessarily in the comments!
A tourist in addition to double-decker buses with an open top and trams, and bringing high carts drawn by powerful horses breed Belgian draft animals. We have seen these horses not only in Bruges and Ghent at work in the tourism industry, but also in the green fields, the Belgian farm, where out of town on the way of our press tour. By the way, the Belgians are very fond of horse meat, and laughed at their neighbors in the European Union, when it was meat scandal (under the guise of beef sold in supermarkets konyatinu) - "Why because of this fuss?"
And right near the station, someone still piled garden! The real weather seedlings fenced so the fence.
But on the other hand all this economy Rubens guards with the brush at the ready.
The city has its own bike rental systems, and as everywhere in Belgium velotema "disclosed" to the full. But I'll come back to it later.
Cyclists in Antwerp nafotografirovala lot, the good were there for two days. But in this issue show only one. Very much I like him. Such brutal and imposing simultaneously.
Very pleased sobakolyubie Belgians.
Sometimes it's taken such forms.
Summer in Flanders, to put it mildly, not hot. The end of June, and in the afternoon - 15-17 degrees. In the hottest days there were as many as 20!
Graffiti and street art here is less than in neighboring Brussels. But far from the city there is a whole village, which painted graffiti artists from all over Europe.
Antwerp - the port city, and the house-to-ship here very much welcome.
The guide is written beautifully, that the Antwerp - is a "bustling metropolis pocket-sized." Very aptly!
In some places here well, very comfortable.
The West Ford Taunus
The legendary Antwerp bar "culminators", which serves more than 1,000 kinds of different beers. We've been looking for him, and he turned out to be closed!
But before leaving we arranged a dinner in the restaurant Bier Central, which also serves hundreds of beers ...
And they showed us the "bins"!
But it's move from the bins on the streets!
In the street cafes here and there podkipaet life.
Not all act exclusively on the topic of beer. Some do not mind and wine each bang.
Why our seniors can not be imagined in the restaurant for dinner with a bottle of good wine? Why is their destiny - and it is a social security clinic?
Ceremonial tourist streets are adjacent to undress. Suddenly - the graveyard of soft toys.
On the other hand in the window girl lives ...
... and her sister ...
Immigrants as elsewhere western European cities - a lot. All convenience stores hold immigrants.
Here is a little pleased with the Turks. Although he probably did not immigrants, as a tourist. I think that such luxurious hats buy only on vacation.
We made a march to local museums, but show pictures there do not see the point, except for one - a patio Rubens House. Imagine how great must live with windows facing such beauty!
Antwerp - a city where many Jews live, there is even a Yiddish school (the other two - in New York and Jerusalem). But two stay I met a single. And all because we arrived on a Friday night (Shabbat begins Friday at sundown).
This is - the embankment of the Scheldt, the river on both sides which is Antwerp. Pay attention to tropinochke on the grass. It trampled runners. The grass to run better for the joints.
The town's name is translated from the Flemish language as a "severed hand". According to legend, in ancient times the river sat a wicked giant Antigonus, and fought with the passing exorbitant fees, and those who could not pay, chopped hands. And then there was a brave Roman soldier Silvius Brabba and kill the evil giant. In honor of the hero Brabby called the Duchy of Brabant.
And Antwerp - a city of diamonds. Here you can buy as much as 30 percent cheaper than in other places. But all on Shabbat "brilliantochnye" closed, so take pictures on the topic had nothing.