May 08, 2012

Antwerp's past



It is possible in certain parts of Antwerp (Berchem) to get a true feeling of how life was in the old days, when, among other things, it was considered very chic to live close to the train station. I showed the spectacular avenue Cogels-Osylei before:  http://whatisbelgium.blogspot.com/2011/04/cogels-osy-lei-antwerp.html
The water towers were situated close to the railroad so that water for the steam-trains was readily available, the tracks of the old horse tram are still there.  The Draakplaats or Dragonsquare is now a hip place and Cogels-Osy is right around the corner.