Antwerp, Belgium – March 2015
Photos were taken on March 11, 2015, when I passed through here on my way to the city center, where a small flash mob / skid / demonstration commemorated Fukushima’s 4th anniversary and called for the closure of Belgium’s troubled aging nuclear reactors.
Wikipedia tells me that, “The original station building was constructed between 1895 and 1905 as a replacement for the original terminus of the Brussels-Mechelen-Antwerp Railway. The stone clad terminus buildings, with a vast dome above the waiting room hall were designed by Louis Delacenserie and the vast (185 metres long and 44 metres high) iron and glass trainshed by Clement van Bogaert. The viaduct into the station is also a notable structure designed by local architect Jan Van Asperen. […]”
The reason I looked up when it was built is because I noticed a detail of a decoration under a window on the side of the building:
Some photos from inside the multi-level station:
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