Music

Unwind Rewind 74 ‘To the moon and back’

Letting the music take us to the moon and back…. We discuss the meaning of this Aquarius full moon and its effect on us, on our planet and on waters… Ending with a metaphor on love, separation and distance in a journey through time and space…

1The 5th DimensionAquarius/Let The Sunshine In
2Freak PowerMoonbeam Woman
3Norah JonesShoot the moon
4Cat StevensMoonshadow
5Wild RiversWandering Child
6Carla BruniMoon river
7The Tallest Man On EarthRivers
8Melody GardotLove Me Like A River Does
9Nick DrakeRiver Man
10Leon BridgesRiver
11Carole KingI Feel The Earth Move
12Simon & GarfunkelCitizen of the Planet 
13Paul WellerMoon on Your Pyjamas
14Jefferson StarshipCount On Me
15Elton JohnRocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long Long Time)
16David BowieLife on Mars
Listen to all the songs compiled on my Unwind Rewind Spotify Playlist – without the talking
Click here to listen via Apple iTunes Podcasts

Antwerp · Architecture · History

Antwerp from both sides.

They say “the river Scheldt (Dutch: Schelde) owes its existence to God, and Antwerp owes its existence to the river Scheldt”. Thanks to this river Antwerp is the 2nd largest harbour in Europe and the 4th in the world. Both the Right (the historical city) as the Left Bank of the Scheldt are unique places to visit. There’s the vivid historical city center, with tons of shops, restaurants and tourist attractions on one side, and there is nature and 20th century nostalgia on the other side. With its Casino’s, the restaurants and even a small beach the Left Bank was indeed a popular place for entertainment.  There’s not much left of those glory days now, but you can still feel the swing of the 60ies and the 70ies when you go for some delicious moules-frites (mussels with fries) on the terrace at Sint Anneke beach, while enjoying the view on the historical city across the river. The Sint-Anna pedestrian tunnel, build in 1932-1933, is a true beauty (if a tunnel can ever be called beautiful) which is definitely worth a visit. Let me just tell you with some pictures I took today what I can’t express with words:

(c) sien josephineAbove: The statue of Pieter Paul Rubens, Antwerp’s most famous painter, keeping an eye on the Groenplaats (historical city)

(c) sien josephine

Above: view on the guild halls on the Grote Markt (16th Century) (c) sien josephine

Above: detail of the wrought iron gates which used to indicate the line between the docks and the public street (late 19th century) (c) sien josephine

Above: easy Antwerp transportation: these city bikes take you everywhere as long as you dock them in another station within 30 minutes.(c) sien josephine

Above and under: enjoying a nice stroll on the boardwalk along the Scheldt between Antwerp’s North and South side

(c) sien josephine

(c) sien josephine

(c) sien josephine

Above: time for some nice Belgian fries, while enjoying the view on the Cathedral (under)(c) sien josephine

Under: view on the Left Bank from the boardwalk.(c) sien josephineUnder: the entrance of the Sint Anna pedestrian tunnel (build in 1933)   (c) sien josephine (c) sien josephine  Above &under: inside the pedestrian tunnel (the wooden escalators also date back to 1933)(c) sien josephine

Under: inside the pedestrian tunnel: 572 meters long and 31,57 meters underground.(c) sien josephine

Under: the Left Bank in the windows of the Sint Anna pedestrian tunnel exit

(c) sien josephine  (c) sien josephine

Above & under: view on historical Antwerp from the Left Bank(c) sien josephineUnder: Sint Anneke beach (by (c) Jens Mollenvanger)

(c) Jens Mollenvanger

All pictures are copyright protected 

(c) 2013 Sien Josephine

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers: