Statues of Antwerp

And we kept wandering through the lanes of Antwerp, along the bank of river Schelde. All interesting sights were neatly framed and frozen. The city has many statues put up at several places. Two of them are mentioned here and here.

The following are captures of some more statues.

The one below is of Goddess Minerva at Noorderterras – Zuiderterras riverside promenade overlooking the river Scheldt. Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom, daughter of Jupiter and Metis.

Another character from the pages of history book of Antwerp: Eugeen Van Mieghem. I saw his statue in the port of Antwerp. With immense talent in drawing he made his contributions in the field of western art. His subject for drawing was most often the typical harbor folk: sack porters, sack makers, emigrants, dockers, bargees, and tramps. Click on the link to see his various works.

 A little away was the statue of his wife, Augustine Pautre. Theirs was a short married life; she died soon, within two years, leaving him heart broken and withdrawn for several years.

Statues like this help understand a place’s history better. And I make it a point to take pictures of the statues and google on them at leisure.

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15 Responses

  1. ashok says:

    You are taking us back in time…

  2. Sylvia K says:

    Wonderful, interesting and very different statues, Indrani! I shall do some googling this afternoon! What a fascinating trip this must have been! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

  3. magiceye says:

    very art loving city

  4. Interesting statues in Antwerp !

  5. Carver says:

    The statues are wonderful and very interesting narrative too.

  6. Muy bonitas las imágenes, gracias por compartir.
    feliz fin de semana.
    un abrazo.

  7. ashok says:

    Ind, I request your permission to sketch a snap that i was so impressed…
    http://indisnapshots.blogspot.in/2012/01/wordless-182.html

  8. Gary says:

    Another great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  9. Janie says:

    Interesting to view the statuary of a city as a way to understand the people and history.

  10. Spiderdama says:

    Very interesting statues. And they have a lot of great buildings there. Would love to visit some day.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend:-)

  11. NixBlog says:

    Wonderful captures!

  12. NixBlog says:

    Wonderful captures!

  13. The face of the last statue is so serene, nicely composed

  14. Inger-M says:

    Beautiful skies!

  15. arabesque says:

    i'm sure this trip to belgium was inspiring and educational for both of your daughters. ^0^
    these are indeed remarkable sculptures. ^0^

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