This house has a balcony in the shape of a boat.

The Five continents, 2, Schilderstraat by Smet Verhas in 1901. The owner was an “armateur” which explains the boat shape balcony. There is also a wonderful iron lamp underneath the boat


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  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaover 6 years ago

    this is amazingly beautiful!……. sure a street of art

  • Thank you Susan..this street is next to the Museum of fine Arts and it is called Painters street

    – Gilberte

  • Memaa
    Memaaover 6 years ago

    Great building. A good old seaman, no doubt. Great shot and presentation.

  • Thank you Sue.Have not yet looked for an explanation (if there is one on internet)

    – Gilberte

  • Loreto Bautista Jr.
    Loreto Bautist...over 6 years ago

    A very interesting architectural piece…outstanding shot Gilberte.

  • thank you Bot ..found some description.the owner was a shipowner.
    Surprising sight though!

    – Gilberte

  • Alf Caruana
    Alf Caruanaover 6 years ago

    wow very interesting love the shape of that building, well spotted again

  • Thank you Alf..It’s the Art nouveau Style…surprising for us a hundred years later

    – Gilberte

  • suzannem73
    suzannem73over 6 years ago

    Another interesting building. I think I would love to walk down this street with my camera.Great photo!

  • Thank you Suzanne ..yes with your digital camera…with a film and twelfe views it would not do

    – Gilberte

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 6 years ago

    Very interesting building… Thanks for sharing

  • My pleasure Bootie…thanks for looking

    – Gilberte

  • Xandru
    Xandruover 6 years ago

    An amazing find Gilberte. Beautiful photo.

  • thank you Xandru..being from Antwerp I knew it was there but I lookep up the history at internet

    – Gilberte

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 6 years ago

    You have amazing buildings over there Gilberte!! And this is one of them!!! *-)

  • Thanks Debbie…Antwerp being a rather big town, we have a diversity of genres from the oldest to the newest.

    – Gilberte

  • AngelArtist
    AngelArtistover 6 years ago

    Is this an old building? How I would love to get into that Boat Balcony!

  • Hello Angela…It’s a building from 1901.Hope the Boat Balcony is still solid enough! Thanks for your time spent viewing

    – Gilberte

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 6 years ago

    beautiful find and great capture

  • Thank you for your visit Antanas and very nice comment

    – Gilberte

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