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Lier - De Fortuin by Gilberte

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You cannot visit Lier without having spotted the “Fortuin” house. This very beautiful building has become one of the symbols of the city of Lier. It is situated on the “Felix Timmermansplein , 7”. It was built with bricks and natural stone and then painted white. It probably dates from the 17th century, but was adapted in the 18th century. It used to be originally a storage place for wheat and grain. Later it became a place to store coal, a lemonade factory, a workshop and since its restoration between 1962 and 1965, a restaurant.
Would it not be nice to have our “Lierse Vlaaikens” on the floating terrace or in the garden next the house?

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  • pryere
    pryereabout 7 years ago

    This is one of your best so far Gilberte
    So many elements to gaze at
    I particularly like the lane to the left
    Great work

  • Jamaboop
    Jamaboopabout 7 years ago

    What a great photo!! I would love to go check this out first hand!! The floating terrace looks like a delightful place to soak in the surroundings!! Wonderful Gilberte !!! :)

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 7 years ago

    Hi John…glad you like the Fortuin.I would have preferred it without that floating terrace.It may be very agreeable to sit but I find it disturbing for the photo.Of course I could not ask them to move it just for me to take the photo.!!

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 7 years ago

    Yes Bette it would certainly be nice to have an afternoon tea with friends on that floating terrace or to come here to rest our feet after visiting the Beguinage.
    The Lierse Vlaaikens are a speciality of Lier to have with the coffee but the ingredients are a secret of the town.We can only buy them in Lier.

  • Davies
    Daviesabout 7 years ago

    This is just beautiful Gilberte.

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 7 years ago

    thanks Noelene for visiting and favoriting this shot

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 7 years ago

    Heel mooi restaurant… er vast eens een koffie drinken mocht ik in de buurt zijn, het is de moeite waard! Beautiful photo!

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 7 years ago

    This is lovely ,fantastic shutters, I wouldn’t like to have to paint them though.

  • Kofoed
    Kofoedabout 7 years ago

    Good morning Gilberte,
    This place looks lovely and your photo does it justice. I should like to sit there, enjoying “Vlaaikens” and a cup of coffee.
    Good work.

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 7 years ago

    Hello Ellen…bedankt voor ’t kijken.Een koffietje drinken?Hou er rekening mee dat het minstens 1/2 uur van Antwerpen centrum is.Je kunt er beter een ganse dag voor uitnemen dan ben je voor 12 uur bij de Zimmer Toren en zie je de koningen verschijnen. Kun je ook de toren van binnen bekijken, een rondvaart en een rondritje doen, het Begijnhof af wandelen en photos nemen.Een heel gevuld programma: ik voel mijn voeten al niet meer als ik het schrijf !!! lol

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