When visiting Antwerp you have two options to cross the river; the ferry or St. Anna’s Tunnel. As a fun fact, there are no bridges in Antwerp because of the traffic on river Scheldt.
I absolutely adore places like this because us modern generations always think we were so far ahead of most things … The Underpass has been built between 1931 and 1933 and altogether covers 572 meters.
(That’s about 1,876 feet ; whatever that means.)
The historical wooden escalators take you down by 31 meters.
The feeling of space is absolutely incredible and the acoustic is marvelous.
Now, where am I going with this? A tunnel is a nice metaphor for a New Year. These photos have been taken nearly a year ago in February and by the time we returned, we found ourselves in lockdown.
It took me forever to take a picture of St. Anna’s Tunnel without people! First world problems we won’t face today. If you find yourself in Antwerp, Belgium and you love architecture, this is the place to go. Damn, imagine you were a photographer with a good eye and the proper equipment. Or you sing or play Cello …
Happy online traveling to all of you.
Stay safe & sane. Be nice.