Thursday, 31 October 2013


Alex and I are just back from a short trip to Antwerp. It's a strange city, on Monday and Tuesday it almost seemed as though we were the only visitors. Look how empty the Grote Markt was.

But on Wednesday it was busy, busy, busy. It's a fabulous city if you are into fashion. The Momu (Fashion Museum) is a wonderful museum where they let you take photos and have a marvelous bookshop along with great displays.

The architecture is wonderful and the cathedral is well worth a visit; beautiful windows, paintings, including some by Reubens, carvings, candles and the unusual. 



We had lunch one day in a great Dutch cafe which was full of photos and biscuit tins featuring the Dutch Royal family. Lunch was lovely and even the bill bought a smile to our faces. 

Although there were lots of very posh, designer shops, some of them having window displays which made them look like art galleries, they weren't too daunting. 

Finally of course typical of a city like Antwerp there were lots and lots of wonderful doors for me to photograph. 


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