I don't know if I told you before, but I'm studying to become an English and
history teacher -- Shame on me if I make any mistakes here on the blog! ;)
Some fellow students and I have to organize a study trip to Antwerp for a history
project, so we had to go there ourselves first to figure everything out.
It was the perfect opportunity for me to take out my camera again, since Antwerp is
one of my favorite cities ever.
Besides shopping,it also has a lot to offer for history lovers like myself.
Here's a small 'documentary' of my (history) trip!
P.S.: Since I was the photographer that day, you won't see me in the pictures + My
fellow students didn't really know how to take proper pictures with my camera. :D
We went by train, which gave me another excuse to buy a fashion magazine. I can't
travel without something to read.
We started the day at Starbucks.
On the picture: my beloved Blackberry and my Raspberry Black Currant Frappuccino
Blended Juice Drink.
We were lucky to have a cloudless blue sky that day. Let's hope we'll have another
one when we have to come back for our official study trip.
The pretty champagne bar in the Stadfeestzaal.
Our next stop was 'het Rubenshuis', former house of and now museum honoring the
famous Belgian baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens. We didn't go inside (no time),
but if you appreciate art, I'm sure you will appreciate Rubens' art too!
Next stop: the Plantijn-Moretus museum, which used to be the house of one of
Belgium's most famous printer family. You'll find hundreds of old books and
documents here, not to forget the artwork you'll find there. If you're a
literature / history lover like me, I'm sure you'll love this place!
The Grote Markt with the famous guild houses and Antwerp's cathedral. In the small
streets surrounding the square and the cathedral, you'll find a lot of charming
(souvenir) shops and restaurants.
Antwerp has its own little Chinatown. On the picture you can see the entrance and
it really seems like a gateway to another world.
We only walked by it, so I couldn't take more pictures.
We ended the day with another stop at Starbucks. This time, I took the Frappuccino
Chocolate With Cream.
I also bought some macarons for my mom.