A Tunnel, A Ferry & Blooming Trees In Antwerp ⛴ Wednesday Walk

in Wednesday Walk8 months ago

It's been a while since I've posted on Hive in general, let alone in this beautiful healthy on-the-move community. There's a bunch of reasons for that, but that's not important. What is important, is that I've walked more these past months than I've ever had in my entire life (I might be overdramatizing it 🙃) combined, so the walking hasn't stopped at least.


It's our spring trip through Antwerp with family - that was worth facing the rain for - that's highly recommended. The stroll started with a trip through the famous historic Sint-Annatunnel - also known as the Voetgangerstunnel (Pedestrian tunnel) - that makes it possible to travel from the left to the right shore of Antwerp.




The Voetgangerstunnel construction started in 1931 and was officially in use since 1933. Most - if not all - of the wooden escalators - that are still looking in prime shape - and signs are authentic and are used daily by locals. The natural look and authentic feel of the moving stairway were as if we were brought back in time, but the tunnel itself is not recommended for those with claustrophobic tendencies. The ferry is therefore a better option to cross.





After crossing through the 572 meter tunnel, we were awarded with a beautiful sight of the other busier side of the city and a luscious park on our side. The blooming trees made up for the grey sky looming over our heads. There was even a section dedicated to the port history of Antwerp.




When we were done with the sightseeing, feeling hungry and tired we decided to head back with a ferry ride. This gave us the opportunity to rest our feet, while also enjoying the view of the city from the water and seeing the sun tauntingly coming through the clouds.

Ever walked through a lengthy tunnel? If so, let me know in the comments below or better yet in your very own Wednesday Walk post 🤓. For that, be sure to check out the Wednesday Walk guidelines from @tattoodjay's posts.

Chasse into the backstage! 💃


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Great seeing your post pop up in my feed. Regards to the family.

What do they call the blooming trees 🌲🌲🌲 in your post? They kinda look like cherry blossoms.

LOve the park so beautiful, that tunnel and the wooden escalators are very impressive not to many of those still working

Thanks for joining the Wednesday Walk :)