Winners of photo contest Focus on Belgium are revealed

03/10/2016

The photo of the setting sun in the port of Antwerp by Thierry Hudsyn and the snapshot of the train station Liège-Guillemins by Lut Moerenhout have respectively won the jury and public award of the photo contest Focus on Belgium.

For our photo contest Focus on Belgium we have received almost a thousand photos made by amateur photographers from all over the world. Famous and less well-known places in Belgium have been brought into sharp focus, such as the port of Antwerp, park Cinquantenaire, Lion’s Mound of Waterloo, National Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Hallerbos and fishermen catching shrimps. A jury of experts unanimously awarded the photo of the setting sun in the port of Antwerp by Thierry Hudsyn with the jury award. The wider public, on the contrary, chose for the snapshot of the train station Liège-Guillemins by Lut Moerenhout.

The port of Antwerp has a long, turbulent history, because the Belgian port occupies a prominent position in world trade since the Middle Ages. Today, the port covers 12,068 hectares (20,000 football fields) and employs 150,000 people. The station of Liège-Guillemins, on the contrary, has been designed by the renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, who also drew the plans of the train stations Stadelhofen in Zürich and Saint-Exupéry in Lyon. The station of Liège-Guillemins is a construction of steel, glass, white concrete and Belgian bluestone. It has a giant canopy of 160m long and 35m high.

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