1993 was a big year for Antwerp. It was Cultural Capital of Europe and it gave the city many cultural events and a sense of pride. For Antwerpians over a certain age, it’s memorable.
Perry Dolmans of Geschiedenis in kleur (History in colour) has colorized old footage of Antwerp, dating from 1910 to 1920. He also edited images of 1933 and 1953 amongst others.
Okay. Where to start? The borders reopened on 15 June and I have my birthday on the 21st. Since 2010 I go abroad for my birthday. 2012 was the exception because I just started at at NMBS / SNCB.
In a newsletter, Antwerp Pride has announced launching a TV channel at the end of July. As coronavirus COVID-19 makes any mass event impossible, Antwerp Pride is looking for alternatives.
“Seeing we only just received news from the government concerning the conditions for organizing (cultural) events, we are still busy looking into exact programmation for this year’s edition”, Antwerp Queer Arts Festival announced.
AG VESPA has launched a call for designers for a future park linking the Draakplaats in Zurenborg and the Luitenant Naeyaertplein in Borgerhout.
As Belgium reopens its borders on 15 June for leasure travel, Antwerp International Airport in Deurne will reopen for scheduled commercial flights. TUI fly is set to restart its Antwerp operations on 10 July, Air Antwerp on 1 September.
The City of Antwerp wants 83% of the streets between the Scheldekaaien (Scheldt Quays), the Oudeleeuwenrui, the Leien (the Boulevards) and the Kronenburgstraat to be car-free or almost car-free. Autovrij and autoluw in Dutch.
After a (mostly, kinda) nature hike with Thanh around the River Scheldt, Oriol and I took a train to Lier.
De Waterbus (The Water Bus) is a ferry service on the River Scheldt linking Lillo, Kallo, Zwijndrecht, Sint-Anna (Saint Anne’s), Antwerp, Kruibeke and Hemiksem. Thanh and I took the Waterbus to Hemiksem and a ferry to Bazel to do a hike back to Antwerp.