Photographer's Note

This picture was taken more or less around the corner from where I live, yet there is a hidden story. That is: I didn't really know what this building was until recently.


DEURNE is the second largest district of Antwerp. It has some 80,000 inhabitants and is situated to the north of the city. It is a working class district, a down-to-earth sort of place. It's also known for its parks, including the Rivierenhof, which is Antwerp's biggest park.

Deurne consists of two more or less seperate parts: Deurne Noord (home to the famous Royal Antwerp football ground) and Deurne Zuid, which includes the Antwerp airport and the Boekenbergpark...and that's where this picture was taken.


THIS PICTURE shows a rather intriguing construction in the Boekenberg Park in Deurne. In fact, it is the base of what used to be Chinese tower, a folly built around 1800.

The tower was tore down in the late 1950's, with its base left abandonned. Now it has been restored and you can even rent it for small parties and events.


In the WORKSHOP I'll include an old bl/w postcard to give you an impression of what it was.

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