Monday, 16 May 2011

hi there antwerp

photo credit: Lisa Hjalt

We had to postpone our trip to Lake Genval on Saturday but we went for a little drive instead. We drove through the Kennedy tunnel to the other side of the Schelde river, to a district called Linkeroever, which translates the left river bank. From there the view of Antwerp is simply gorgeous, at least in my opinion: You see the Cathedral of Our Lady in all its glory and its surroundings. The Cathedral is the largest Gothic church in the Low Countries (also called Benelux Countries, which stands for Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg). On the riverbank in Linkeroever there is a wonderful green area with many playgrounds for children, beautiful trees, and benches where you can relax and enjoy the view and activity on the river.

I have a busy week ahead and I hope yours is starting well.

10 comments:

  1. This is such a gorgeous photo, Lisa! It's like I can almost touch the clouds. I'm shopping around for a new camera and I've been admiring your photos for quite some time. Your is a Nikon if I recall well, what model exactly? :)
    ps: my biscotti are delicious; I found all the right ingredients and I was so happy with the result. thanks a million for the recipe :)

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  2. Thank you Ada. I'm so glad to hear about the biscotti :-) I'll send you a post later today with info on my Nikon - I love it.

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  3. i would like to discover all those places you show us as soon as possible...

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  4. lovely place for a drive. we've yet to visit Antwerp. i can see the gothic influence in those buildings on the left. i didn't know that about the cathedral, would enjoy visiting it. i adore gothic architecture.

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  5. What a view!! Hopefully you can do your trip soon, sorry you couldn't make it.

    Thanks for visiting me and leave such a nice comment.

    Have a happy monday!!

    Eliana

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  6. So pretty... love getting a peek into your world. xo

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  7. That Cathedral is quite impressive I must say! Hope to see Antwerp one day :)

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  8. Beautiful photo Lisa! Gorgeous view and clouds. Spending time at the linkeroever sounds great. Hope your busy week goes well!

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  9. Beautiful place to visit!!!

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  10. Really beautiful, so glad I discovered your blog, it's amazing!

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