No indoor sports, seeing friends in coronaproof circumstances. There aren’t that many options. So on Christmas Day 2020 Dennis and I went for a walk in Brasschaat, where he grew up.
After three years, the front of Antwerp City Hall has been freed from its scaffolding. Renovation works are far from finished though.
Park Vordenstein in Schoten in the Province of Antwerp received a Green Flag Award in 2020. It was also voted into the top ten of best parks in the world.
Antwerp Pride 2021 will take place from 11 to 15 August. This year’s theme is #NotJustWords. The organisation wants to tackle hurtful language. From outside and from within the rainbow.
No Darklands in 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organiser Jeroen Van Lievenoogen made the right call in October 2020. On Alphatribe, he now announces a change of venue is in the works.
Boekhandel Kartonnen Dozen in Antwerp has won the annual Çavaria Media Award. Brussels based Protest to support the Polish LGBT+ community won the Çavaria Campaign Award.
The Parkbrug (Park Bridge) at the end of Italiëlei (Italy Boulevard) is a relatively new landpark in Antwerp and a very popular photo spot. It links Park Spoor Noord (North Rail Park) with ‘t Eilandje neighbourhood.
Due to its location and intensions, the future Spoorpark (Rail Park) linking the Antwerp neighbourhood of Zurenborg with the District of Borgerhout reminds remotely of The High Line in New York City and the original La Promenade Plantée in Paris.
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp (RMFAA) or Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten van Antwerpen (KMSKA) closed in 2011 for renovations. There’s no real deadline for the reopening.
City of Antwerp‘s real estate agency AG Vespa has bought the tram shed situated at Draakplaats in the Zurenborg neighbourhood of Antwerp from bus and tram company De Lijn.