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Sint-Niklaas, Market square Live Cam, Belgium

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Sint-Niklaas — a town in the Belgian province of East Flanders. On 1 January 2008, Sint-Niklaas had more than 70,000 residents and was the twentieth populous city of Belgium. The city is also known for its market square, the largest in Belgium. Despite the fact that the present territory of Sint-Niklaas were found traces of human activity Dating to the period before the Roman conquest, a regional center under the Romans was nearby Waasmunster, perhaps due to the more recent output location on the river Durme, a tributary of the Scheldt. After the second world war the textile industry was once again in deep crisis and today it has almost disappeared entirely. The historic city centre is the shopping and commercial district.

Attractions

The Church of St. Nicholas, founded in the XIII century and gave the city its name. During economicheskogo uprising (about 1580) the interior of the Church was seriously damaged. Today’s interior dates from the Baroque period.
Market square, the largest in Belgium.
St. Mary’s Church
Town hall
Dedicated to the history of cartography, the Mercator Museum
House in art Nouveau style

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Antwerp, the river Scheldt Live Cam Belgium

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Located on the Astrid square, near the “diamond district”, the modern Central station of Antwerp itself boasts a diamond gallery with 30 jewelry boutiques. Of course its main purpose it also works.

A city of medieval castles, Gothic cathedrals, museums, legends embodied in the stone, diamonds and Belgian fashion is Antwerp. Here, even the train station resembles a Cathedral outside and a jewelry boutique inside. But the most important thing: Antwerp is the city of Rubens!

The fame of Antwerp as an artistic city, of course, was born in the 16th century with the appearance of “the Antwerp school of painting, which include Pieter Brueghel the elder, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, Jacob Jordaens and other artists.

See with your own eyes paintings that became the diamonds of the world of art, visit the many museums in Antwerp, a visit to which is akin to a spiritual pilgrimage to the origins of beautiful.

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Kortrijk Live Cam, Belgium

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Kortrijk is a charming town, erected its historic walls close to the French border, at the junction of the canal of the Leie-Scheldt and the river Lys. Today this city of ancient origin is testified by the ruins of a previous Roman settlement, Cortoriacum, inhabiting seventy-five thousand inhabitants. In the years of prosperity that came in the middle ages, the cornerstone of the economy of Kortrijk was the cloth trade, which became, later in the textile industry.
Attractiveness is pretty standard for the medieval architecture of the Kortrijk gives a number of buildings endowed with a distinct personality. This, in particular, the Church of the blessed virgin. In a number of the most beautiful churches of Belgium put it on the walls of gray stone, erected in the years 1199-1203.

However, the most attractive part of Kortrijk is still the Beguinage of St Elizabeth, adjacent to the Church of the blessed mother. This abode of female religious movement, spiritually close to the monk, but free from extremes of celibacy, impresses with its colorful. Built in the XVII century charming white houses, brought under orange roofs, forming narrow cobbled streets, unexpected in the city centre. The entire historic complex of the Beguinage is perceived as a true oasis of calm that attracts restless souls.

Not forgotten and textile production formed the Foundation of the welfare of Kortrijk. There is the national Museum of flax, turning the exposure on the farm. The image of this farm does not violate the medieval spirit of the town, it is modestly located on the southern edge, where the bright tourist guide booklets

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