A quick visit to Antwerp Central in Belgium

Belgium is famous for its waffles but as someone with gluten allergies I found something else that completely satisfied me on my visit at the end of last year.

Although it was a short trip, I was very happy when I was taken to the Antwerp-Central rail station. A stunning stone clad building with a vast dome designed by Louis Delacenserie and an iron and glass trainshed by Clement van Bogaert.

Unlike any other anything else I’ve seen, the stones that make up the inside of the building all have a hint of colour that work beautifully together to give the feeling of rainbow. The intricate design itself gives the sense that you are somewhere other than in the 21st century. This I must say is a refreshing feeling especially since I’ve been in London most of my adult life and everything moves at 30mph including us. I often wonder why.

Although the images below have no colour, the very intricate and breathtaking design is apparent. No wonder it required three architects to complete.

Antwerp - Grand Central Station
Antwerp – Grand Central Station
Antwerp - Grand Central Station
Antwerp – Grand Central Station
Antwerp - Grand Central Station
Antwerp – Grand Central Station
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