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May 20th 2006
Published: June 16th 2017
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01 Ruben's Triptych01 Ruben's Triptych01 Ruben's Triptych

'The Descent from the Cross' was in the cathedral.
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After a great breakfast that was included in our accommodation price, we caught the tram to the Cathedral of our Lady. It is a gothic church and has some of Rubens work in it, and things that all other churches have too.
Walked towards the water and saw a castle like building that is now the maritime museum- boring! Continued walking around and found somewhere to try the local cuisine- waffles!! I had cherries and cream on mine and it was delicious!! I then went to the Royal Musuem of Fine Arts- it was a good place to be as it was raining outside. Got an audio guide so i knew what i was looking at. There was a huge room filled with Rubens' work. There was also interesting modern art. Also saw one of Rodin's sculptures.
Browsed the shops on the way back to the hostel. I am so tempted to buy clothes, have been living in the same ones for two months now and am so over them!! If only my bag wasn't so heavy and full.


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02 Gothic style02 Gothic style
02 Gothic style

A stained glass window and the gothic style ceiling.
03 Window03 Window
03 Window

Gothic ceiling and a colourful window.
04 Carvings04 Carvings
04 Carvings

Wooden carvings.
05 Pulpit05 Pulpit
05 Pulpit

The pulpit carved out of oak and representing birds, trees and religious figures.
06 Doorway06 Doorway
06 Doorway

Carvings in the doorway of the church.
07 Fountain07 Fountain
07 Fountain

Fountain in the middle of Grote Markt.
08 Top08 Top
08 Top

Top of Town Hall.
09 Castle09 Castle
09 Castle

The castle with a statue of a giant in front of it.
10 Antwerp10 Antwerp
10 Antwerp

Looking onto Antwerp from a lookout point near the river.
11 Waffles!!!!!11 Waffles!!!!!
11 Waffles!!!!!

Me and my yummy waffle.
12 Museum12 Museum
12 Museum

Royal Museum of Fine Arts.
13 Rubens13 Rubens
13 Rubens

His well known painting 'Adoration of the Magi'.
14 Rubens14 Rubens
14 Rubens

Rubens was commissioned to paint a triumphal chariot once the military defeated the French.
15 Rubens15 Rubens
15 Rubens

These Rubens paintings are all in a great hall dedicated to his work.
16 Hanging man16 Hanging man
16 Hanging man

This is modern art, he is made of thumb tacks, pin facing out.
17 Rodin17 Rodin
17 Rodin

One of Rodins 6 burghers of Calais.


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