Good old times II

in Photography Lovers3 months ago

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And sure enough, I found another interesting postcard last weekend.
This time it concerns the "Waterpoort" (Porta Regia), an old gateway to Antwerp that was established as a gate of honor for King Philip IV of Spain in 1624. (yes, in Antwerp we have been conquered by just about the whole world throughout history 😁)

The funny thing about this gate is that it was moved 2x over time. When work had to be carried out on the quays in 1880, the gate was moved for the first time. The postcard is a photo after that first move... of the original place of course no photo exists, the cameras in 1624 were not so reliable 😉

In 1933 she was moved again because a tunnel was going to be built under the Scheldt at the place where it stood... The color photo is therefore the place where the gate currently stands. At least, last weekend anyway, didn't check this morning 😉

Because of the many movements, the people of Antwerp sometimes call the gate the "Wandelende Poort", the walking gate.

Below also my attempt to adjust the style of the photo to the postcard... not so good this time 😒

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It fits the name of the walking door, with so many changes, thanks for your excellent review.

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Ugh, that gate hasn't changed at all. Awesome job!
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Love those side-by-sides, except for the road, looks virtually identical!

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Thanks. But...what road on the left picture?
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They look the same except for the road missing from the left photo.

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I love the photos.
My best is the one on the left side.
It looks so unique with interesting features.

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It's really an interesting postcard.
It's beautiful.

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This is a lovely history of a "moving gate". I enjoyed reading through. Thanks for sharing.

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So cool that the gate was saved and still part of the land.
Its beautiful
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The Story of a "moving gate"! This is fantastic.

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I love these historical postcards. That is an old one there.

Well, at least before 1933 😉
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Amazing i love old pictures thanks for sharing in Alive And Thriving
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Interesting gate - thats cool how it was moved twice ! Great pics !!
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I can't even imagine the work of moving that construction and leaving it in such good condition. It is a display of skill and ingenuity. It is a good image. And the best thing is the detail of accompanying it with the story.

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