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Featured My hometown Mechelen

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Brecht, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. Brecht

    Brecht Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 17, 2017
    Belgium
    With this thread I would like to show you my hometown Mechelen (Belgium).

    Some Wikipedia trivia:

    Mechelen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɛxələ(n)] (
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    listen), French: Malines, traditional English name: Mechlin) is a city and municipality in the province of Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium. The Dyle (Dutch: Dijle) flows through the city, hence it is often referred to as the Dijlestad ("City on the river Dijle").

    Mechelen lies on the major urban and industrial axis BrusselsAntwerp, about 25 km from each city.

    Mechelen is one of Flanders' prominent cities of historical art, with Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Ghent, and Leuven. It was notably a centre for artistic production during the Northern Renaissance, when painters, printmakers, illuminators and composers of polyphony were attracted by patrons such as Margaret of York, Margaret of Austria and Hieronymus van Busleyden.

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  2. Brecht

    Brecht Mu-43 Regular

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  3. Brecht

    Brecht Mu-43 Regular

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    Belgium
    Part 3

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  4. Dinobe

    Dinobe Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    Lochristi, Belgium
    Nice to see another Belgian here :) 

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  5. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

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    Finland
    Teemu
    Beautiful set - and city. :) 
     
  6. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dortmund, Germany
    Ron
    Love visiting Belgium. While most people tend to stop after Brussels, Antwerp, Gent, Bruges, we like many of the smaller attractions: Mechelin, Leuven, Ostende, Tongeren and many others. Thank you!
     
  7. Nice set, you have a lovely town.
     
  8. Looks like a really nice town, nice pictures. TFS
     
  9. KeithT

    KeithT Mu-43 Regular

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    Keith Temlett
    Nice pictures, even nicer being from South Africa and understanding the language used in the signs etc. Spoke Afrikaans when I was there years ago and got along just fine. Thanks for posting
     
  10. Santa

    Santa Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Tom Staggs
    Beautiful set of pictures. Lovely place.
     
  11. Plumballs

    Plumballs Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Phil
    Great work but for my taste the best are-
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    It’s all about the light.
    Phil
     
  12. ChrisG

    ChrisG Mu-43 Regular

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    England
    What a lovely set of images, a truly beautiful place to live, thank you for sharing them.
     
  13. Gerard

    Gerard Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 12, 2015
    Vleuten, Utrecht
    Mooie set!
    Mooi belicht. Knap gedaan.
    Ik kachel altijd aan Mechelen voorbij. Volgende keer maar eens goed bekijken.
    Lijkt een beetje op de Nederlandse Hanzesteden: Zwolle, Kampen, Deventer. Rijke steden in de 15e en 16e eeuw.
     
  14. Gerard

    Gerard Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 12, 2015
    Vleuten, Utrecht
    I once bought a motorcycle from an Afrikaner. A Yamaha 650 chopper. He said the design was from the legendary Truimph Bonneville. The way he pronounced 'Bonneville' i will never forget.
    Hated biking by the way, so sold the bike.
     
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  15. Kalifornier

    Kalifornier Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

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    California
    Very nice pics!
     
  16. P Hopper

    P Hopper Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    May 26, 2015
    Thank you! Lovely town I hope to see one day
     
  17. pigiron

    pigiron Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Oregon
    Vert nice travelogue. I'd straighten that tower in the background of the first pic.
     
  18. jello212

    jello212 Mu-43 Regular

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    Raleigh, NC
    Love them. My wife and I spent 2 days in Brugge in May and fell in love with the place. I can’t get back to Belgium fast enough.
     
  19. Brecht

    Brecht Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 17, 2017
    Belgium
    I just noticed that this thread was featured on the homepage. Thank you, whoever was responsible for this.

    Here are a few more pics, from June and July. Enjoy the summer vibes!

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