When a village disappears.

Doel a village on the Schelde. A lovely small village . Since years the inhabitants are asked to leave the village.
Not easy when you have lived your whole life there until then. The village must disappear to expand the port of Antwerp.
It’s like a ghost town now. Empty homes and daubed with slogans.Currently there live  8 persons. These are young people with a purpose 
But unfortunately. It will happen …The village Doel disappears.
When we passed this house i saw this beautiful drawing.
The mill is a restaurant,
The only place thats still alive  in Doel at the moment  Oh  Yes and the 8  survivors.
This is the place where we can take a boatride to the other side of the schelde.
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16 Responses to When a village disappears.

  1. Joe Cutler says:

    We’ve got our share of ghost towns here too my friend. We were going to visit one on our vacation but the rivers were too swollen to get past

    • chicasl10 says:

      always wierd to walk in a village with closed windows Gardens that once used to be so nice. Weeds in the driveway. Unrealistic TC and have a nice weekend..Say hi to ur family.

  2. prenin says:

    It is always sad when a village disappears because of industry. The crow was very good! 🙂

    Love and hugs!

    Prenin.

  3. natswans says:

    Very sad to see , the Crow was very good very clever. Thanks for sharing.
    Sheila

  4. Divoo says:

    that picture of the crow is super! it’s sad though, when such ghost towns get created bcuz of commercialization…

  5. michiko san says:

    Beautiful drawing currently there live 8 per sons.There are young people the village deal disappears..It happen in very old time at Japan.
    The crow has looking for some thing to special?
    Have a good day! Sweeti san!
    Michiko

    • chicasl10 says:

      Yes Michiko san It was ironic I saw it..and jumped of my bicycle to make it a crow for ever
      Have a nice weekend Michiko san I do hope ur feeling better.
      MJ

  6. Androgoth says:

    That painting on the side of the house is good,
    and thank you for offering such an interesting
    posting Sweeti, I do hope that you are having
    a lovely weekend so far 🙂

    Androgoth XXx

  7. Shades of Chernobyl and now Japan.

  8. chicasl10 says:

    Wolfy I heard they want to start again in Japan??

  9. Yes this we call progress.. a small village had to be evacuated as they flooded the valley to build a reservoir around 12 miles from where I used to live. The only thing for years when the dam was running low in drought was the church steeple. Divers used to swim out and ring the bell, eventually they had to demolish the steeple as it was dangerous as it attracted swimmers who would dare to ring the bell..
    A sad day for those who have lived there all their lives..Thank you for sharing Sue x

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