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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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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Weekly Winners, Doel, the Ghost Town




Doel is a village by the river the Schelde near Antwerp.





The nuclear power plant is in its front yard ...



The people of Doel had to leave their houses and make way for the plans to expand the harbor of Antwerp. Doel has turned into a ghost town.


The entire village is up for demolition.



Old houses ...



valuable ones ...



and not so valuable ones ...



They were all homes to someone ...



Now nature is taking over ...



and so do the graffiti painters.


Project 366 # 64


Soon this will all be history ...


I took many more pictures of this doomed place, this is just a first impression. I will do a couple more posts later this week.

9 comments:

Filip Demuinck said...

Great article. I have been thinking of going to Doel to write a blog article. I have been tempted several times but never did it. I am sure now that I made the wrong decision.

Greetings,
Filip

Avril said...

Fascinating, especially for photographers ... sad to see though! Jeanette would love it - so many photo opportunities!! Looking at the cooling towers .. can't believe I jumped off one of those in Jan !!!!!!!

Gattina said...

Great pictures ! I love the mad cow !

Mary said...

So sad to see the old buildings being torn down. I love seeing the detail on the old buildings!

fotorantje said...

mooi op z'n eigen manier
ik wil er ook graag naar toe

Carletta said...

The house with the wooden shutters must have been grand at one time - it's grand even in decay.
I think we've discussed graffiti a number of times but that bull is fantastic!
The juxtaposition of the windmill and the cooling tower in your photo really makes a statement.
Hope your weekend has been wonderful!

Nana said...

Nice pics! Never visited Doel but took some pics from the other side of the Schelde.

Bob Scotney said...

I don't usually like grafitti but that beast lying down is a piece of art.

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