Old cars and old books

Meanwhile, this year’s Open Monument Day has passed. I was supposed to go to something with knights and medieval stuff with a friend of mine, but when she got her holiday job schedule, those plans were ruined. 😣 Thus, I tagged along with my mom and her boyfriend (or husband or what ever you want to call him) to the fort in Liezele, used in both world wars. Then I asked to go to a castle nearby, where we found ourselves in a weird art exhibition. 🤔 In the afternoon a book market and lastly a fort that was turned into a house. Awesome! 😁 BUT all this is for another post, because I decided to go back to my old format of posting things in chronological order. It just doesn’t feel right, posting ‘now’ things when I haven’t finished telling you all the stories from before now (and my life isn’t interesting enough to write a post every week…).

Last year, after visiting the House of Saint Nicholas, we also went to the Gunfire Museum in Brasschaat. It’s a collection of artillery and armoured vehicles, that were stocked in a warehouse of the Army Museum after many defense sites were cleared. The Army Museum didn’t have any room left in the museum so they were looking for a new destination, which they found in this former artillery camp site. With the help of local knowledge and volunteers it was made into a museum.
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I’m personally not really interested in the army, but my mom’s boyfriend wanted to visit. So I mainly took pictures of the awesome classic cars that were also on display. 🚗👍

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After our visit to this military-themed museum, we made a quick stop in Antwerp to check out the amazing Nottebohmzaal. The photos aren’t very clear because of the bad lighting, but I can assure you; we were in awe walking around this beautiful library! 😍 I could probably spend all day there if it weren’t for all the people! Too bad it’s a private library, not open to the public during the rest of the year. 😞

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Our next visit brought us to Fort 8, one of the many world war fortifications around Antwerp. As it was a really interesting place, I took lots of pictures, so look forward to my next post! ✨

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