Antwerp is a city that does not follow trends, but sets them – according to the photographer about ‘his’ Antwerp. Besides the usual suspects, there are countless new locations and hidden treasures to discover. Interspersed with images of the many historical pearls and other attractions of Antwerp, such as the MAS, the zoo, the railway station, the Cathedral of Our Lady and the harbour, this book becomes a photographic anthology of a city that leaves no-one unmoved. This wonderful impression is also a tribute to George van Cauwenbergh, father of the photographer, city guide and professional antwerp resident who, through a series of successful books, taught his fellow citizens to look lovingly at their city once again.
Jacques Brel immortalized the West Flanders hinterland; le plat pays, in more than one chanson. This flat land between the North Sea and Bruges is littered with picturesque villages such as Damme, Lissewege, Houtave or Ramskapelle. Idyllic, seemingly godforsaken places with whitewashed houses and messy farmyards.