Thursday 24 March 2011

The Island, Antwerp

Het Eilandje twijfelt tusses land en water - Rijnkaai
The Island suspended between land and water - Rijnkaai
The old cranes in the former port of Antwerp on the river Schelde.  Now there's a huge container port further downstream, leaving behind these cranes, looking remarkably like metallic giraffes.


  1. They look like creatures from outer space to me, Sheila!

  2. Weird and not very attractive but interesting.

  3. They are strange looking but beautiful in a strange way.

  4. @Scrappy Grams, I'm glad you agree! :)

    @Carmen, yes, they could be aliens too.

    @Odie, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. :)

    @Aritha, very interesting, I think.

    @Grace, I agree, very much.

  5. Hello - interesting card for me as I lived and worked in Antwerpen for three and a half years in the early 1990's.

    A bit oif useless information for you... the crane furthest back in the row is called a goose neck crane. They are very common on the Continent but not in the UK.



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