Tag: Industrial towns

By Ruben Alexander

My First Steel Mill

BELGIUM – Tubize (NL: Tubeke) is a French-speaking municipality just south of the Flemish town of Halle, and less than 20 kilometers south of Brussels. I have been there often with my dad since I was small, not only because of the pleasant countryside that surrounds the town itself, but also because of something that triggered an interest that I still have today.

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By Ruben Alexander

The Port of Antwerp

When I lived in Antwerp for a year, my favorite area to go for bike rides was the port. Spread out along the river Scheldt (NL: Schelde) for about 25 kilometers (mostly on the eastern bank, where these pictures were made), it is the second largest port in Europe (after Rotterdam), and indeed seems to…

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By Ruben Alexander

A Walk in La Louvière

BELGIUM – My mission to visit every town in Belgium also brought me to places I probably won’t go again without a reason. One such place is La Louvière, which I visited with my dad on 2006-04-04. Wallonia’s fifth-largest town, La Louvière (pop.: +/- 80,000) is a bit like a smaller version of the former…

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