A day in Antwerp


March 29, 2016

Sweetheart and I enjoyed our day off from work and I took her to Antwerp for some cultural fun.

It was Sweetheart’s first time at the Antwerp Photo museum. We visited the Boris Mikhailov exposition. He is a socially and politically engaged photographer from Ukraine. Is is mostly documentary photography. Some of his photographs are extremely poignant, showing poverty and despair in its harshest forms.
Most of it was shot in film.

Boris Mikhailov exposition at Fomu, Antwerp
Boris Mikhailov exposition at Fomu, Antwerp
Boris Mikhailov exposition at Fomu, Antwerp
Boris Mikhailov exposition at Fomu, Antwerp
Boris Mikhailov exposition at Fomu, Antwerp
Boris Mikhailov exposition at Fomu, Antwerp

After that we enjoyed lunch in an authentic Falafel restaurant before heading to Gallery Fifty One where we visited an exposition by Bruno V. Roels. Not really our cup of tea but fascinating nevertheless.

Unfortunately the Ingrid Deus gallery where my sister Veronika has her new exposition was closed.

After that I took Sweetheart to an old cafe in the shadow of the Antwerp Cathedral. It is called “Elfde Gebod”, literally the Eleventh Commandment and is filled with a zillion statues of religious figures all originating from antique shops and old churches.

Elfde Gebod, Antwerp
Elfde Gebod, Antwerp

We ended our day at our local Sushi Restaurant and then we headed home and enjoyed our evening together but even more each other.

We really had a great and wonderful day.

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