special events, Antwerp
The Boerentoren in love? The citypoet Tom Lanoye wrote a love poem in which the Boerentoren declares its love for the cathedral. The poem is hanging from the Boerentoren untill the end of the event in april 2005.
The Boerentoren is supposed to be the young ponderous man who is declaring its love to the old graceful lady the cathedral. But that is nothing we could extract from the poem........
Each year since 2001 a city is choosen to be the world book capital. The city will host events to promote the reading of books. Antwerp called the project ABC2004.
Read more about it at: http://www.abc2004.be/
A part of the project is "the city of letters". Every letter of the alphabet is presented in an artistic way by two artists.
Fondest memory: The Y :
In the Leistraat John Körmeling and Bas Haring made a fork in the road. The y stands in their opinion for choices. Choices make the world clear, but they do force you into boxes too.
At both sides o fthe street they placed two trafficsigns. They force you to make a choice go either in the left group or the right group. Every month there are different choices. Choices like: flemings left, wallons right, or writers left and artists right. But the ones we photographed was a very difficult choise. It translates: murderers left and liars right.
The signs are placed at 20 october 2004 and stay there untill the end of the project ABC2004 at 22 april 2005.
John Körmeling and Bas Haring are both dutch by the way...........
Favorite thing: All through the city, like in many other large city, street performers belonging to all kinds of disciplines can be observed in every season. Although summer does tend to yield a greater number of them than the colder seasons. Area's where one is most likely to run into them are the Meir shopping area, Grand Square, Green square and the old center of town in general.
Winner Marc Wauters in Antwerp.
Tour de France etappe 2
9 juli 2001.
Marc Wauters is member of The Rabobank Team
Fondest memory: ...It was unbelieveable how many times we met the Estonian group all over the city. And we even met them the next day in Brugge :-)
Fondest memory: When we were in Antwerp there was an international folkdance festival going on. Everywhere in the city centre people were dancing and walking around with their flags and strange outfits....
Favorite thing: In October, the 24hour Beer Festival, you can try as many different kinds of beer as you can imagine! All kinds of different flavors, colors, pitches, bottles...I had lots of fun that day !!!!!!!