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Destination 5: Antwerp/ Antwerpen / Anvers
Next on our list was Antwerp, Belgium’s City of Diamonds!!! We started the day with some uncombed hair and eye-bags!!
Shah & Azri just outside Zura’s apartment.
Zura’s boss from her Malaysia office, En. Bakar & his wife Cik Su joined us to visit this city of diamonds, located at the north of Belgium.
Roughly 1.5 hours trip on train, we reached Middenstatie, the Antwerp Central Station and were greeted with some magnificent architectures..
This particular sight left me speechless in amaze. The colour combinations are so alien to me, that it reminds me of some architectures from the Final Fantasy franchise. It also provides me with abundance of patterns and textures to feast my eyes with, thanks to the 12pm sunlight being diffused by the transparent roof. and look at those reflections too!!! Owh I surely can talk about this photo for hours!!! Totally in love~
Well, Zura wasted no time for a pose.
So do En. Bakar & Cik Su~
Then we started our Antwerp tour with a visit to, urm, a restaurant for some good wholesome meal. With full tummy checked, we continue our walk around the town.
Gothic-influenced exterior of St. James Church.
Baroque-influenced exterior of Our Lady Cathedral.
Later the day became gloomy and soon, the rain falls. We spent our time drinking hot chocolate in a nearby cafe before heading to the Diamond Museum as the last checkpoint. Sadly, we reached there only 30 minutes before the museum closes its doors to visitors. Hence, we spent another 5-10 minutes around the museum lobby just enough to allow us say, “WE’VE BEEN TO THE ANTWERP DIAMOND MUSEUM” (just that they did not let us buy the entrance tickets) :)
I concluded this journey with these gadget couple.
En. Bakar with his beloved Canon G11.
and Cik Su facebooking on her Blackberry.
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