The Capper Nomads Europe Adventure travel blog




It had rained on the Friday and so we had a quiet day in the coach. However Saturday dawned bright and sunny so we decided to head to the nearby park about five minutes walk from the stellplatze. Vogelenzang Park turned out to be a little treasure. As well as being a large and beautifully laid out park it also had a collection of sculptures, many dating to the early fifties or before. For once Heather had not taken her camera so could take any photos of the more interesting ones. It was a lovely walk which we all enjoyed and it was very civilised to have morning coffee at a cafe overlooking a small lake, or in Daisy’s case sitting and watching the ducks!

After lunch we headed to the small town of Lier about 17km from Antwerp. One interesting feature of the town was Jubelklok or Centenary Clock. The clock has many dials showing, the phases of the moon, the zodiac, the tides of Lier just to name a few. The clock was constructed by a wealthy city merchant in 1931 to dispel local superstitions and to show how the cosmos worked. As well as the town we enjoyed a walk around the old walls which was popular with the locals.

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