City of Diamonds

Antwerp | Belgium

Summer 2022

Collection bio

Discover the captivating beauty and creative energy of Antwerp with our collection of gallery quality fine art photographic prints. Our collection features stunning images of Antwerp's mediaeval city square, the iconic Brabo statue, the grandeur of Antwerp Central Station, the historic Museum Plantin-Moretus, and the vibrant city life of Antwerp.

Our prints are not just beautiful pieces of art, they offer a unique window into the city's rich cultural heritage and its commitment to pushing the boundaries of artistic expression and innovation. As a hub for design, fashion, and art, Antwerp is home to a diverse range of creative talent and innovative practices. With our photographic prints, you can bring the energy and creativity of Antwerp into your home or office, and experience the wonder and inspiration of this vibrant artistic city.

These photographic prints come from our Photo Essay: City of Diamonds, a carefully crafted work that explores the history and inspiration behind this vibrant and dynamic city. Each print is part of a story and has a contextual narrative, offering a true window into the world of Antwerp's creative energy. We believe that every print you display on your wall should be a work of art that is both inspirational and has a story to tell, allowing you to connect visually, emotionally and contextually.

A typical street scene in Antwerp; greenery, signs and design all coming together to create city charm and small town calm — Belgium

Street light and suspended heart with church behind

Antwerp | Belgium

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A street scene in black and white, with a prominant suited man, leaning on is folder umbrella, stands in the foreground looking up in the sky with a ponderous expression — Antwerp City, Belgium

Suited man with umbrella looks to the sky

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A bench full of trays of brightly coloured flowers, and in the corner of the image there's the hand and arm of a toddler holding onto the bench — Antwerp City, Belgium

Little arm holds onto a bench filled with flowers

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A shard of light illuminates passengers and the main atrirum of Antwerp Cetral Station — Antwerp, Belgium

Sunlight illuminates travellers in the main atrium of Antwerp Central Station

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Passengers mill around in the main atrium of Antwerp Central Station, the photos shows the impessive neo-Baroque and gothic styles of the architecture. Stairs lead up to the main platforms — Antwerp, Belgium

Symmetrical neo-Baroque splendour and puppy traveller inside Antwerp Central Station

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A light and airy black and white photo of the main cafe at Antwerp Central Station, the photos shows the impessive neo-Baroque and art nouveau ceiliings, clock and large mirrors that surround the cafe — Antwerp, Belgium

The elegant and spectacular café in Antwerp Central Station #1

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Wind turbine and metal port structures create striking silhouette against a beautiful orange gradient sunset sky — Port area, Antwerp, Belgium

Wind turbine silhouettes and purple to orange sunset gradient #1

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A small fibreglass boat with cabin rest atop a rusting freight container. In the background is a brutalist high rise block of flats — Port area, Antwerp, Belgium

Boat atop rusting shipping container with tower block behind

Antwerp | Belgium

Street and Stories

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Two chairs and a stool serve as breakout smoking area behind an old faded blue warehouse building; sunlight casts a series of repeating shaddows from beams that protrude through the building's metal wall — Port area of Antwerp, Belgium

Protruding shadows on sun-bleached blue with break table and iron door #1

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Five examples of the printed output from the Museum Plantin-Moretus, clamped between wood and attached a display stand — Antwerp, Belgium

Historical print reproductions hanging on newspaper sticks

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A man leans on a wall next to he new architectural tourist centre wing of the Het Steen fort, designed by Pieter Vermeersch. In the background, and behind the man is a large ferris wheel — Antwerp City, Belgium

Het Steen architectural brick extension and ferris wheel

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Architecture

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An abstract shot of the Cruise Terminal on the River Scheldt

Orange lattice pontoon walkway in Antwerp

Antwerp | Belgium

Architecture

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A black and white photo of an old glove and handkerchief shopfront — Antwerp City, Belgium

Neon signed old shopfront selling gloves and handkerchiefs

Antwerp | Belgium

Street and Stories

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A large red silhouette of a cat wearing a pearl necklace decorates the side of a shop building — Antwerp City, Belgium

Mural of an orange cat wearing a pearl necklace

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Street and Stories

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One of the mediaeval mechant storefronts that surround the Market Square. It is decorated on top with a large golden statue of a ship — Main Square, Antwerp City, Belgium

Mediaeval building facade topped with golden boat statue

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Four mediaeval mechant storefronts that surround the Market Square. It is decorated with golden statues; obelisks, priests and a large statue of St George slaying the dragon — Antwerp City, Belgium

Mediaeval building facades topped with golden statues #1

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A very old pale blue door studded with iron bolts and decorated with large ornamental black iron hinges, fitted in a stone wall — Antwerp City, Belgium

Pale blue mediaeval door set in stone entrance

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One of the many 'Corner Marys' — statues that decorate the corners of many of the building in and around the centre of Antwerp City, Belgium

Corner Mary #1

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