Photographer's Note

a city still

Several things of note in this shot from the city.

The location is the ASTRIPLEIN. This is one of the main squares in Antwerp. It is located in front of the Central Station and is an important transport hub in the city.

The two streets along the hotel are interesting too: on the left is Antwerp's Chinatown and the street on the right is (used to be?) the centre of Antwerp's gay scene. Right around the corner is where Antwerp's black African community lives, behind the Central Station lies the Jewish part of town.

The colourful building in the backdrop is the RADISSON BLU hotel, a piece of postmodern architecture by Michael Graves. Its style echoes gothic elements found elsewhere in the city, and also plays with its location directly opposite the Central Station.

The MEN IN LEATHER posing for pictures were in town for some kind of gay leather thing which was held over the weekend. Not my scene, but I don't mind.


song title reference: Judas Priest

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Additional Photos by Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2758 W: 35 N: 5546] (29730)
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