12 september 2015

Antwerp Central waiting room hall

Following up on yesterday´s post these are 2 more views from Antwerp Central Station, taken from inside the waiting room hall which is gigantic! Above is the clock at the upper level.

And this is the impressive entrance hall.

I am taking a blogging-break, see you in October. Stay well!

11 september 2015

Antwerp Central

Definitely not to miss during a stay in Antwerp is a visit to the main railway station, even if you don't arrive by train. The original station building was constructed between 1895 and 1905.

During a reconstruction between 1998 and 2007 the station was transformed from a terminus to a through station. This allows high-speed trains to travel through Antwerp Central without the need to turn around. The station is now widely regarded as the finest example of railway architecture in Belgium.
I'll show you some more photos tomorrow.

10 september 2015

My cappuccino in... Enschede

at Bagels & Beans, last Saturday. It's close to the train station and such a friendly place!

9 september 2015

Oldehove leaning tower

During the construction of "De Oldehove" church and tower in Leeuwarden around 1529, the tower began to sag and the project was stopped. At the end of the 16th century the then derelict church was demolished, but the tower remains until today, even though it is said to lean more than the tower of Pisa in Italy!
The Oldehove is listed as a state monument.

8 september 2015

Chequered floor

The Rijksmuseum Twenthe was founded through the initiative of the Twente textile baron Jan Bernard van Heek, who wanted to have his painting collection housed in a new state museum in Enschede. It is thanks to the persistence of his family after his death that the museum was actually built. It was opened in 1930.

The museum is known as "the museum of the imagination". In 36 rooms items from the present as well as from the past are displayed. There are no permanent exhibitions. Last Saturday was my first visit and I found it surprising and interesting. I will definitely go back!

7 september 2015

Like a mask on the wall

This portrait of Georges Simenon by Dutch painter and sculptor Emo Verkerk (1955) was described to be just as minimalistic as effective. It's made of oil paint on copper and wood, and hanging on the wall in the Rijksmuseum Twenthe in Enschede.

Take a few seconds to watch it. Intriguing, isn't it?

6 september 2015

Coloured window

View across the patio of the Rijksmuseum Twenthe. I like the effect of the old-fashioned and thick coloured glass window.

Enjoy your Sunday! :)

5 september 2015

Playing children

Two sculptures of playing children (there was no title), made from leather and synthetic material, created by Sabi van Hemert (1967)

They are part of the current exhibition of the Rijksmuseum Twenthe in Enschede, that I visited today.

4 september 2015

Two and two

A photo from our garden taken recently. Today the cone flowers are still in bloom but the end of the Summer is near!

I´m linking to Floral Friday Fotos.

3 september 2015




I looked for something positive to post, with all the awful things going on in the world today..
These two windows were above a café in the Papenstraatje in Antwerp, last June.

2 september 2015


The saddle seems broken but isn't this a posh bicycle!
Photographed in Zwolle.

1 september 2015

Dwingelderveld visitor centre

This is the entrance of the Dwingelderveld National Park visitor centre in Ruinen. The big round wooden building with its grass roof is the perfect start for a hike or cycling trip.

And it pays to have a look inside! The large table with a scale model of the N.P. is part of a permanent exhibition that tells about the specific nature and animals that live there. Then there are a lot of things for sale: hiking and cycling routes, birds books, locally made marmelades and honey, postcards, etc