Tuesday, 10 January 2012

wijngaardstraat – antwerp


So, hubby spent the night in a beautiful hotel in Nice. I jealous? Not.at.all. Just google Nice France, then click images and you'll understand my pain!

As someone mentioned in a comment yesterday, I live in such a beautiful city. That is true so today I decided to show you a street, Wijngaardstraat (Google streetview), which I think is one of the most beautiful streets of Antwerp. I found this narrow cobblestone street by accident. I was walking all by myself, sort of knowing where I was going but not taking a direct route when all of a sudden I found myself entering Hendrik Conscienceplein square from Wolstraat and I honestly don't know what hit me. You know the feeling when you see something so beautiful that it almost makes your heart ache just a little? That was how I felt. The weather was beautiful, people were dining outside and the atmosphere was so relaxing and perfect. It almost felt like I had discovered a little secret.

Since then I've been there again and again. If you see someone roaming that street with a camera, latte and either a book or a magazine, or both, you've probably found me. I took these photos in September and I don't understand why I haven't shared them before.

So, hubby can have Nice and Cannes. I have Wijngaardstraat.

Have a beautiful Tuesday!

photo credit: LatteLisa

24 comments:

  1. sooooo this is a MUST SEE!!! I will put it on my TO GO list!!;) Thanks for sharing your "secret".......lovely!!

    Lynda

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  2. Oh, Lisa, it's street like this one that I adore getting lost in whenever I visit a new town or city. xo

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  3. it is beautiful, and I know what you mean about the heart ache. happy tuesday to you too!!

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  4. Your photography and city are both gorgeous! How lucky you are to live in such a pretty place. Thanks for sharing with us! xo

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  5. Really lovely!

    There are so many towns I have seen not yet!!!!!!

    ♥ Franka

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  6. Oh Lisa, this is just gorgeous! You're so fortunate to live in such a gorgeous city. I hope to get there one day and find you strolling around :) xoxo

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  7. And I think it is just as lovely as Nice - love the old buildings and the square - sigh - reminds me about the nice trip with my husband to Stockholm in september (I want to go back soon ;o)) I simply love the old cities and I can imagine you strolling around there - I also want to go to Antwerp, Vienna and ........... (I don't have enough time ;o)

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  8. It looks like such a beautiful city. Oh, there are so many places I'd love to visit!

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  9. This beautiful street certainly ain't any less than the streets of Nice! Beautiful Lisa :) Though I understand the totally not being jealous thing very well;)

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  10. Beautiful! I love the cobblestone. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. To add to other comments: simply beautiful! There is just something about cobbled streets that makes my heart melt!

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  12. i love how you discovered your secret street while meandering on your way to someplace familiar! :) getting a little lost sometimes is a really good gift to give to yourself. so is reveling in the prettiness of where you are at present! this makes me happy. happy week to you, lisa!

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  13. I completely understand why it would make your heartache - it's so beautiful, full of charm. You certainly do live in a gorgeous part of the world!

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  14. It is a wonderful place you live in - do share more! :-)

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  15. I love any street with cobblestones. For some reason, the streets above remind me of a hybrid of Madrid and Viennese streets. I love the architectural details, the balconies...and that big round tree!

    One day I'll join you in that walk! :)

    And as for your hubby being in Nice....now Hayk AND I are BOTH none too pleased with him ;)

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  16. Happy New Year, good things for you and your family !!!
    Nedj

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  17. You live in such a lovely city. Must be great walking on those lovely streets with a camera! :)

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  18. Gleðilegt ár Lísa mín og vá flottar myndir Lísa og textinn svo góður mig langaði strax að drífa mig og upplifa þessa götu...Verð að fara að plana orlof til þín

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  19. Great blog!
    Kisses from New York:)
    www.TheBrunetteWorld.com
    xxx

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  20. You have a gorgeous city! xxoo :)

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  21. oh my gosh, it really is beautiful! thanks for sharing your secret with us! :)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  22. Dear Lisa,

    First of all, I want to thank you for your lovely holiday wishes. I'm sorry for the late reply. I'm so behind in all things. I hope you are fully recovered from the flu. I love the way you described the way your heart aches when you see something beautiful. I know how you feel. Thanks for sharing your beautiful city with us.

    Wishing you and your family an amazing New Year

    p.s. while your husband was in nice, my husband is in paris right now :-) listening to street jazz music on top of Sacrè Coeur.

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