".. the result..." Top 5 Page for this destination Antwerp Favorite Tip by Norali

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by Norali

Favorite thing: After renovation and some changes in functionality (sometimes), this can be the result... This is located in the summer fair area, edged by the impressive Zuidpershuis. Of course, the fair wouldn't be a landmark in summer. :)

It was, amongst others, while seeing those coloured renovated townhouses that I fell in love with the city. Dunno why.. found them nice and clean.

But once again, I guess the prices soared so much that the persons who used to live there (when the buildings were old ad ugly) can't afford either the price of the partments in there either the monthly rate.

Fondest memory: That's the problem with renovated urban areas of nowadays. Renovations just push the poor inhabitants to older and uglier areas whilst yuppies are replacing the renovated houses, paying the high rates. That, in return, contributes in the housing skyrocketing in those areas.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 25, 2004
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