|Saint Anna Tunnel Dimensions|
This week I'm going underground or rather underwater and below the Scheldt River where the city of Antwerp's Saint Anna Pedestrian tunnel was built in the 1930s. Started in 1931 it was opened in 1933
The tunnel is also handy for those pedestrians that ride bikes. Of course the thing that fascinated me were the escalators that took us up and down to the tunnel
Wooden and very much a product of 1930s Art Deco they trundle by the white ceramic tiles. There is also a lift but the preferred option seems to be the escalator.
The depth of the tunnel means that there are not just one but two escalators to ride
Reaching the bottom and a ten minute walk, or an even quicker bicycle ride and the destination is reached.
We travelling from the bustling city of Antwerp discovered the other bank was full of parks and people enjoying the day. We browsed a riverside collection of propellers and other maritime ephemera, its reason unknown to us, but we spent some time spotting which propellers had been built in the UK. It is also undoubtedly the perfect place to take photographs of the Antwerp skyline and watch the barges sail past. We passed a pleasant time strolling on the banks and made our way back to the tunnel entrance
And back to the bustling city
An entry to ABC Wednesday. A journey through the alphabet which has reached the letter - U