“The cherry trees are blooming!”, Arboretum Kalmthout rejoices. Last Saturday, I went early morning – 10AM – to Kalmthout to see the cherry blossom. Sakura!
The City of Antwerp is planning to install a ‘city forest’, an orchard, a pond, a dog run zone and gazebos on the Scheldt Quays at Nieuw Zuid or New South. It’s the area beyond the recently rethought Zuid (South) area. The project should be completed by 2024.
City of Antwerp‘s real estate agency AG Vespa has presented a first design for the future Spoorpark (Rail Park) linking the Zurenborg neighbourhood to Borgerhout. The public gets a new opportunity for input.
The Promenade Plantée in Paris is a 4.7 km or 2.9 mile elevated linear park built on top of obsolete railway infrastructure in the 12th arrondissement. It was inaugurated in 1993.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Keiligbrug, the pedestrian bridge, in Antwerp‘s Stadspark or City Park has been restored and is again open for use. The iron bridge is 150 years old.
At the end of October, the Federal Government put Belgium in a second term of lockdown. To be fair, it’s not a full lockdown. People are allowed to go outside. For example, to go hiking. On Armistice Day, Thanh and I did the Stationstapper Essen – Heide hike featuring the Kalmthoutse Heide or Kalmthout Heath…