Colorful ceiling decoration

Ghent, Belgium.

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Mural art – Antwerp, Belgium

Every time I visit Antwerp, I discover new things. Whether it’s mural art, a hidden street, great addresses to eat…Antwerp is a city which changes constantly.

When I was younger I didn’t like Antwerp. But now that I’m older and a bit wiser, I’m really fond of this city.

So here is another series about mural art which I discovered in September 2013 while visiting Antwerp with my niece.

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-Last week I also showed you these giant container billboards which I love. They really thought about the concept as Antwerp is know for the harbour and fashion with our well kown fashion academy.-

There is a little street, called Kopstraat (translation: Head street), completely covered with mural art.

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-And a detail-
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Red Star Line Museum – Antwerp, Belgium

A story about millions of people and one dream…

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“The Red Star Line Museum invites you on an eventful journey in the footsteps of the emigrants. Become acquainted with the passengers and accompany them on their trip from their native village to Antwerp. The ocean steamers of the Red Star Line are docked on the quay ready to depart for the New World. Exciting and personal stories accompany you across the ocean. On the other side of the ocean you say goodbye to your fellow passengers.” – quote from the Museum site.

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– Examples of luggage –
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– One of the passengers –
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– Example of a shower and dressing room. Before embarking everybody needed to take long showers, clothes, luggage, everything was desinfected –
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– A view from the Museum to the river “Schelde” –
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Migration started a long time ago but it is also very actual now. The following pictures give you an impression of migration throughout the years. They were exposed in the museum on screens set up in one big circle. I took the pictures from the screens but the original pictures are not from me. I was allowed by them useum to take pictures.

Enjoy the little tour of happiness, sadness, goodbye, war, lonelyless and brave people…

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