Weekend in Belgium - Antwerp on the River and Underground

We approached Antwerp's River Scheldt and this roaring lion.
A series of decorated metal 'mushrooms' used to moor ships were on display on the elevated walkway.
It was a lovely day for a walk along the river promenade.
The elevated path ran parallel to and then curved over a pedestrian and cyclist path below.
Antwerp is unique in that there is an underground tunnel from one side of the river to the other.  It's accessible via an antique escalator or elevator.  We made our way below ground...
...and joined the crowds headed to the other side.
We emerged to breathtaking views of the Antwerp's 'skyline'.
An interesting wooden statue with giant hands guarded this shore.
This side of the river was much more park-like and leafy than the other.  Locals seem to like to come here for a relaxing picnic, bike ride, or stroll.
We passed a wet dock with words spelled out at the surface of the water.
We relaxed for a bit and then headed back across the river where we emerged onto an antiques market.
Our time in Antwerp was quickly drawing to a close.  We approached the train station and headed down the escalators to the train waiting to whisk us back to Brussels.  Antwerp was definitely worth a look and I hope we'll be back again sometime.
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