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Doel. Yesterday (on the warmest day of the year!), some former classmates and I went to the (mostly) abandoned village of Doel, in Belgium. Not only is it located right next to some power plants - Doel isn't far from Antwerp and its harbor either. In the sixties, they started making plans to expand the harbor, which meant the inhabitants of Doel had to leave their houses. Most of them did, but there's still a 20-something of them left and the village still exists. Or well, sort of.

It's not allowed to go inside the houses, but still there's pretty graffiti pieces, houses and streets to look at. There's also a café and a (restaurant in a) mill where you can grab a drink or two (!) - and there's a bus driving through Doel, every weekday at 7 in the morning. It stops at all the 5 bus stops I found in the village, but none of them says where it's actually going...

2 opmerkingen:

  1. ik ben daar eens geweest toen ik een jaar of twaalf was. nogal een bevreemdende sfeer hé!

  2. Tis al eventjes geleden dat ik er nog was, misschien moet ik ook nog eens gaan! Fijn dat je weer terug bent, Marlou!