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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother, not a grandmother,I don't know if I'll ever be, but I'll let you know in due time! Oh and um ... I am a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Doel, Part Three, Open 24 Hours ...

This is part three of my series of Doel. Part one is here, part two is here. Go look at those pictures first, it's important that you get the whole story.

Doel is a village by the river the Schelde in Antwerp. The people of Doel had to leave their houses and make way for the plans to expand the harbor of Antwerp. The entire village is up for demolition. Nature is taking over the gardens, and graffiti painters have decorated the empty houses, which gives this ghost town a very special touch.






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9 comments:

Loree said...

It looks so sad and forlorn.

s.c said...

It is and stays an interesting reportage of an empty village slipping away in time.

Bob Scotney said...

I'm afraid demolition would do this place a favour. Each photo tells a sad story.

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Karen S. said...

Perhaps I'm being silly, but in the right setting this is a fine example of what has been replaced, and to me deserves its place as a museum of sorts to be remembered and not forgotten....I can still recall those dial numbers....and not so long ago you could still pump gas in some quaint little town where they hadn't been replaced by digital pumps! Very nice photos indeed! These pictures certainly tell us a story, don't they?!

Alexia said...

Such interesting pictures - but I have to say I do find them quite depressing!

Mother Theresa said...

It's kind of sad, but your photos are amazing!

Tara R. said...

This has been a wonderful series.

fotorantje said...

heel inspiratievol om daar rond te lopen en foto's te schieten

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