Grote Market, Antwerp

The Grote market of Antwerp is worth a stop; in fact it will be ideal to start tour of Antwerp town from here. All major sights are within walking distance from this place. Starting the tour from one side of the town and walking towards the Antwerp’s central market would help to take a short rest, a bite and drink from the many cafes around the market and then proceed for the rest of the tour. That is what we did.


We sat down and relaxed here in the heart of this old town for a while. The sights of the old buildings, the facades were like from a story book. The guild houses all around were the most fascinating. As if the time stood still and all moving creatures turned to golden statues. We lost count of the golden statues we saw erected over those buildings. I am sure each has a story. I am trying to google out the stories of these wonderful statues, any clues or links to them would be most welcome.


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19 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    What an amazing and beautiful place, Indrani! The golden statues are incredible and I would love to learn what the history behind them is! And beautiful skies as well! Marvelous captures for the day as always!! Hope you have a great weekend!


  2. love the facades on the first image. so very distinct and pretty.

    my sky is at

  3. magiceye says:

    amazing captures all!
    the 1st pic reminds me of our hawa mahal 🙂

  4. awesome capture , agree with magic eye .

  5. Pietro says:

    Wonderful views, Indrani, I like the facades, so interesting!

  6. eileeninmd says:

    The fold statues are beautiful. There must be a story about there. Lovely images, Indrani! Have a great weekend!

  7. Leovi says:

    Beautiful photos of a wonderful place.

  8. By the way do you have pictures of the interiors, would love to see the shops of the market.

  9. Rajesh says:

    Beautiful shots of the p[lace.

  10. Carver says:

    That's a beautiful market and I love the statues of the birds atop the towers.

  11. VaishVijay says:

    Beautiful pics and I can feel the excitement when I read your lines 'As if the time stood still and all moving creatures turned to golden'!

  12. I love the ship on the top of a building, not sailing for a while, lol.

  13. chubskulit says:

    I love that second shot, you captured it so beautifully!

    My Sky Shot, have a great weekend.

  14. Laura says:

    beautiful Indrani!

  15. George says:

    The golden statues on the spires of the building are beautiful, but then the whole building is magnificent.

  16. arabesque says:

    haha! if i do have infos about it, you'll be the first to know.
    but first, these are just nicely captured!

  17. Linda says:

    I came blog-hopping from Cloudbusting, interested to see something of India where my student son (he's studying engineering)has been travelling for the past two weeks. What a surprise to find all these photos of Antwerp. I visited Antwerp in November last year and really loved it. Am longing to return. It's a bit of a shorter journey for me from Scotland than it is for you! You can see my photos here:, and

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