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DIVA, the museum for diamonds, jewellery and silver in Antwerp Belgium
๐Ÿ‘€ Take a look  #behindthescenes at DIVA!

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ”ฌ Conservators Kristina and Marieken are busy with the condition check of our core collection! The objects are measured, weighed, checked, photographed and if necessary (re)packed, after which they are assigned a location... No small feat! An article about the project will soon be available in the latest issue of ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ด.

๐Ÿ“ท ยฉ Ana Izamska

 #diva  #antwerp  #museum  #art  #jewellery  #silver  #diamond

๐Ÿ‘€ Take a look #behindthescenes at DIVA! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ”ฌ Conservators Kristina and Marieken are busy with the condition check of our core collection! The objects are measured, weighed, checked, photographed and if necessary (re)packed, after which they are assigned a location... No small feat! An article about the project will soon be available in the latest issue of ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ด. ๐Ÿ“ท ยฉ Ana Izamska #diva #antwerp #museum #Art #Jewellery #silver #diamond

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Meet the residents! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘จ

Today is the start of the residency of Simon Marsiglia (@smalaskuggan ) and Emmie Ray Hubbard (@emmie.ray ) at DIVA. These two young promising artists will be given time and space in our studio to experiment with materials and designs โš’๏ธ Experts of the field will visit our residents to provide feedback on their process and they will dive into our particularly rich library collection @divalibrary ๐Ÿ“š

Keep an eye on our social media pages if you want to stay updated! Want to learn more about Simon and Emmie in advance? Read their interviews on our website.

@currentobsessionmag  #artistsinresidence  #antwerp  #thisisantwerp  #jewelry  #visitantwerp  #divaantwerp

Meet the residents! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘จ Today is the start of the residency of Simon Marsiglia (@smalaskuggan ) and Emmie Ray Hubbard (@emmie.ray ) at DIVA. These two young promising artists will be given time and space in our studio to experiment with materials and designs โš’๏ธ Experts of the field will visit our residents to provide feedback on their process and they will dive into our particularly rich library collection @divalibrary ๐Ÿ“š Keep an eye on our social media pages if you want to stay updated! Want to learn more about Simon and Emmie in advance? Read their interviews on our website. @currentobsessionmag #artistsinresidence #antwerp #thisisantwerp #Jewelry #visitantwerp #DIVAantwerp

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The plants in our garden also contain references to precious metals! ๐Ÿ’Ž 

The natural planting refers to DIVA's rich museum collection. Multi-stemmed witch-hazels turn ruby red in the autumn and flower in golden colours during the winter months. Shade-loving species such as irises, lily-of-the-valley and silver ferns often form the theme of the works of art in DIVA. The undergrowth consists of a combination of indigenous low-maintenance bee and butterfly plants that revive the garden during the summer months. You can admire these objects (on view) in our permanent exhibition โ€˜DIVA, a Brilliant Storyโ€™ ๐ŸŒผ 

Come and discover it! ๐Ÿƒ 

Art Nouveau pendant, Van Strydonck Lรฉopold, 1900, Brussels ยฉ DIVA, S87/39, photo: (Dominique Provost) 
Teapot Oeillets, Friedlรคnder Felix, Louis Wolfers pรจre et fils, 1892 โ€“ 1897, ยฉ DIVA, S2001/26, photo: (Hugo Maertens) 
Art Nouveau timepiece, 1900 ยฉ DIVA, B516/2, photo: (Dominique Provost) 
ยฉfrederikbeyens 

@stad_antwerpen  @antwerpen  @ag_vespa a @stramien_cv 

 #DIVAantwerp  #AntwerpDiamondDestination  #museum  #antwerp  #stadantwerpen  #urbangarden  #architecture  #garden  #square  #urbandevelopment

The plants in our garden also contain references to precious metals! ๐Ÿ’Ž The natural planting refers to DIVA's rich museum collection. Multi-stemmed witch-hazels turn ruby red in the autumn and flower in golden colours during the winter months. Shade-loving species such as irises, lily-of-the-valley and silver ferns often form the theme of the works of art in DIVA. The undergrowth consists of a combination of indigenous low-maintenance bee and butterfly plants that revive the garden during the summer months. You can admire these objects (on view) in our permanent exhibition โ€˜DIVA, a Brilliant Storyโ€™ ๐ŸŒผ Come and discover it! ๐Ÿƒ Art Nouveau pendant, Van Strydonck Lรฉopold, 1900, Brussels ยฉ DIVA, S87/39, photo: (Dominique Provost) Teapot Oeillets, Friedlรคnder Felix, Louis Wolfers pรจre et fils, 1892 โ€“ 1897, ยฉ DIVA, S2001/26, photo: (Hugo Maertens) Art Nouveau timepiece, 1900 ยฉ DIVA, B516/2, photo: (Dominique Provost) ยฉfrederikbeyens @stad_antwerpen @antwerpen @ag_vespa a @stramien_cv #DIVAantwerp #AntwerpDiamondDestination #museum #antwerp #stadantwerpen #urbangarden #architecture #garden #square #urbandevelopment

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๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽจ On 9 September 1569, the painter ๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ (ยฐ1525- โ€ 1569) passed away in Brussels.

๐Ÿ‘‰ DIVA owns a pair of plates with proverbs that were part of a series of twelve proverbs, engraved by Jan Wierix (ยฐ1549 - โ€ 1620) and Pieter van der Heyden (ยฐ1530 - โ€ 1572) after Pieter Brueghel the Elder. ๐ŸŽป One of these carved plates shows on the obverse a man playing a violin on a jawbone: playing on the jaw means that someone has wrongfully appropriated something, or that someone is acting out (a saying that Pieter Brueghel the Elder also painted in 1559 on the oil painting ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฃ๐˜ด!).

๐Ÿ“ท Cutting board, Southern Netherlands, 1550, Collection City of Antwerp, DIVA (photo: Hugo Maertens)
๐Ÿ“ท Detail from ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฃ๐˜ด, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1559, Gemรคldegalerie Berlin

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽจ On 9 September 1569, the painter ๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ (ยฐ1525- โ€ 1569) passed away in Brussels. ๐Ÿ‘‰ DIVA owns a pair of plates with proverbs that were part of a series of twelve proverbs, engraved by Jan Wierix (ยฐ1549 - โ€ 1620) and Pieter van der Heyden (ยฐ1530 - โ€ 1572) after Pieter Brueghel the Elder. ๐ŸŽป One of these carved plates shows on the obverse a man playing a violin on a jawbone: playing on the jaw means that someone has wrongfully appropriated something, or that someone is acting out (a saying that Pieter Brueghel the Elder also painted in 1559 on the oil painting ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฃ๐˜ด!). ๐Ÿ“ท Cutting board, Southern Netherlands, 1550, Collection City of Antwerp, DIVA (photo: Hugo Maertens) ๐Ÿ“ท Detail from ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฃ๐˜ด, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1559, Gemรคldegalerie Berlin

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Open call: always wanted to exhibit in a museum? Now is your chance! DIVA is selected as one of the 15 museums for the National Expo, in collaboration with @museumpassmusees, @destandaard and @lesoirbe. So your creation might be presented in our museum during the Christmas holidays 2021 / 2022 ๐Ÿ’ Find out below how you to participate. ๐Ÿ‘‡ 
 
๐ŸŽ‰ Register now for The National Expo, an exhibition with works of hidden artistic talent. ๐Ÿ–ผ Are you skilled at drawing, painting, photography or engraving? Then admit in your best creation before 31 October and you might win a spot in our museum. ๐Ÿคฉ Read more at www.NationaleExpo.be.

 #nationaleexpo  #exponationale  #nationaleexponationale  #museumpassmusees  #museumpas  #passmusees  #lesoir  #destandaard

Open call: always wanted to exhibit in a museum? Now is your chance! DIVA is selected as one of the 15 museums for the National Expo, in collaboration with @museumpassmusees, @destandaard and @lesoirbe. So your creation might be presented in our museum during the Christmas holidays 2021 / 2022 ๐Ÿ’ Find out below how you to participate. ๐Ÿ‘‡ ๐ŸŽ‰ Register now for The National Expo, an exhibition with works of hidden artistic talent. ๐Ÿ–ผ Are you skilled at drawing, painting, photography or engraving? Then admit in your best creation before 31 October and you might win a spot in our museum. ๐Ÿคฉ Read more at www.NationaleExpo.be. #nationaleexpo #exponationale #nationaleexponationale #museumpassmusees #museumpas #passmusees #lesoir #destandaard

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๐Ÿ’Ž The ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜ is an early style of cutting thought to have originated in India and was brought to Europe by the Venetians, although its exact origins remain unclear...

๐Ÿ’ This cut gave the diamond jewel a deep brilliance and became fashionable during the seventeenth century. In the eighteenth century two new variants were introduced, namely the heavier ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ต and the flatter ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ต. In Antwerp, diamond craftsmen also cut rose-cut diamonds of the first (more valuable) type, but they focused mainly on roses with fewer facets. After all, in the eighteenth century Antwerp depended on Amsterdam for the supply of rough diamonds, so mainly smaller stones reached the city.

๐Ÿ“ท Pendant set with diamonds in Amsterdam and Antwerp rose cut, Western Europe, 1870-1885, on loan from the kerkfabriek Sint-Anna-ten-Drieรซn (photo: Dominique Provost)

 #museum  #museumfromhome  #divafromhome  #diamonds  #diamond  #rosecut  #rosecutdiamond  #rosecutdiamonds  #amsterdam  #antwerp  #jewels  #jewellery   #divaantwerp  #visitantwerp

๐Ÿ’Ž The ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜ is an early style of cutting thought to have originated in India and was brought to Europe by the Venetians, although its exact origins remain unclear... ๐Ÿ’ This cut gave the diamond jewel a deep brilliance and became fashionable during the seventeenth century. In the eighteenth century two new variants were introduced, namely the heavier ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ต and the flatter ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ต. In Antwerp, diamond craftsmen also cut rose-cut diamonds of the first (more valuable) type, but they focused mainly on roses with fewer facets. After all, in the eighteenth century Antwerp depended on Amsterdam for the supply of rough diamonds, so mainly smaller stones reached the city. ๐Ÿ“ท Pendant set with diamonds in Amsterdam and Antwerp rose cut, Western Europe, 1870-1885, on loan from the kerkfabriek Sint-Anna-ten-Drieรซn (photo: Dominique Provost) #museum #museumfromhome #divafromhome #diamonds #diamond #rosecut #rosecutdiamond #rosecutdiamonds #amsterdam #antwerp #jewels #Jewellery #DIVAantwerp #visitantwerp

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๐Ÿ”ŽVond jij een schat van Vlieg bij DIVA? Dan maak je nog kans op een geweldig verwenweekend aan zee met verblijf in Villa Plage! ๐Ÿ–๏ธ

Vul tot 5 september je unieke code in via schattenvanvlieg.be. Je code staat op de achterkant van je Vlieg-stickervel. 

 #schattenvanvlieg  #kinderen  #uitinvlaanderen  #uitmetkinderen  #visitoostende  #uitinoostende  #familieweekend  #villaplage  #vlaanderenvakantieland  #wedstrijd  #vakantiemetkinderen

๐Ÿ”ŽVond jij een schat van Vlieg bij DIVA? Dan maak je nog kans op een geweldig verwenweekend aan zee met verblijf in Villa Plage! ๐Ÿ–๏ธ Vul tot 5 september je unieke code in via schattenvanvlieg.be. Je code staat op de achterkant van je Vlieg-stickervel. #schattenvanvlieg #kinderen #uitinvlaanderen #uitmetkinderen #visitoostende #uitinoostende #familieweekend #villaplage #vlaanderenvakantieland #wedstrijd #vakantiemetkinderen

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The design of our new garden was inspired by the map of a diamond mine! ๐Ÿ’Ž 

For the garden, design agency Stramien developed a design that refers to the origin of diamonds. The different layers in the garden are reminiscent of the stratification of the open pit mines from which the valuable raw materials are extracted. After mining, nature reclaims the mined site. 

In our garden, these layers are represented by brass lines that accentuate the existing relief. 

Come and discover it! ๐Ÿƒ 

@stad_antwerpen  @antwerpen  @ag_vespa  @stramien_cv 

ยฉImage courtesy of Rio Tinto
ยฉfrederikbeyens 

 #DIVAantwerp  #AntwerpDiamondDestination  #museum  #antwerp  #stadantwerpen  #urbangarden  #architecture  #garden  #diamondmine  #square  #urbandevelopment

The design of our new garden was inspired by the map of a diamond mine! ๐Ÿ’Ž For the garden, design agency Stramien developed a design that refers to the origin of diamonds. The different layers in the garden are reminiscent of the stratification of the open pit mines from which the valuable raw materials are extracted. After mining, nature reclaims the mined site. In our garden, these layers are represented by brass lines that accentuate the existing relief. Come and discover it! ๐Ÿƒ @stad_antwerpen @antwerpen @ag_vespa @stramien_cv ยฉImage courtesy of Rio Tinto ยฉfrederikbeyens #DIVAantwerp #AntwerpDiamondDestination #museum #antwerp #stadantwerpen #urbangarden #architecture #garden #diamondmine #square #urbandevelopment

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๐Ÿ’œ Amethyst is a purple or blue-violet variant of quartz.

๐Ÿ‘‰ The name comes from the Greek amethystos, which can be translated as "do not intoxicate". This may seem like a curious translation, but the Ancient Greeks actually thought that wearing the stone would protect them from.... drunkenness! The gem's beautiful purple colour means amethyst is also often used in jewellery: here are a few exceptional examples from DIVA's collection!

๐Ÿ“ท 1: Parure Vilain XIIII with case, 1810, On loan from Basel church factory
๐Ÿ“ท 2: Parasol handle, Adolphe Lambert, 1906, Collection City of Antwerp, DIVA
๐Ÿ“ท 3: Pendant 'Listening circle bed', Octave Landuyt, 1977, Acquired by the King Baudouin Foundation, on loan to DIVA, ยฉ Octave Landuyt

 #museum  #museumfromhome  #divafromhome   #gemstones  #gemmology   #jewels  #jewellery  #amethyst  #amethystjewelry  #divaantwerp  #antwerp  #visitantwerp

๐Ÿ’œ Amethyst is a purple or blue-violet variant of quartz. ๐Ÿ‘‰ The name comes from the Greek amethystos, which can be translated as "do not intoxicate". This may seem like a curious translation, but the Ancient Greeks actually thought that wearing the stone would protect them from.... drunkenness! The gem's beautiful purple colour means amethyst is also often used in jewellery: here are a few exceptional examples from DIVA's collection! ๐Ÿ“ท 1: Parure Vilain XIIII with case, 1810, On loan from Basel church factory ๐Ÿ“ท 2: Parasol handle, Adolphe Lambert, 1906, Collection City of Antwerp, DIVA ๐Ÿ“ท 3: Pendant 'Listening circle bed', Octave Landuyt, 1977, Acquired by the King Baudouin Foundation, on loan to DIVA, ยฉ Octave Landuyt #museum #museumfromhome #divafromhome #gemstones #gemmology #jewels #Jewellery #amethyst #amethystjewelry #DIVAantwerp #antwerp #visitantwerp

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Bye bye Arthur Gilbert! ๐Ÿ‘‹
It was a pleasure to host you and your incredible collection.โžก๏ธ
Have a safe trip!โœˆ๏ธ

Masterpieces in Miniature: Treasures from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection. A @vamuseum exhibition โ€“ Touring the world with the support of the Gilbert Trust for the Arts.

๐Ÿ“ท 1 ยฉ DIVA, photo: @dominique.provost 
๐Ÿ“ท 2 ยฉ DIVA
 #MasterpiecesinMiniatureโ€ฏ #Gilbertcollectionโ€ฏ #vamuseumโ€ฏ #victoriaandalbertmuseum  #goldsmithing  #touringexhibition  #deinstallation 
@vamuseum

Bye bye Arthur Gilbert! ๐Ÿ‘‹ It was a pleasure to host you and your incredible collection.โžก๏ธ Have a safe trip!โœˆ๏ธ Masterpieces in Miniature: Treasures from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection. A @vamuseum exhibition โ€“ Touring the world with the support of the Gilbert Trust for the Arts. ๐Ÿ“ท 1 ยฉ DIVA, photo: @dominique.provost ๐Ÿ“ท 2 ยฉ DIVA #MasterpiecesinMiniatureโ€ฏ #Gilbertcollectionโ€ฏ #vamuseumโ€ฏ #victoriaandalbertmuseum #goldsmithing #touringexhibition #Deinstallation @vamuseum

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Mirror, mirror on the wall...

๐Ÿ‘€ Long before our calendar, mirrors were used to look at one's own reflection. Throughout time, mirrors were also associated with all kinds of sayings, fables and superstitions: for example, breaking a mirror would cause seven years of bad luck and mirrors that were not being used had to be covered; they would attract lightning...โšก๏ธ

๐Ÿ‘‰ DIVA has several exceptional mirrors in its collection. Take a look at these examples! Which is your favourite?

๐Ÿ“ท 1. Mirror, Isil Gรผmรผs, Collection City of Antwerp, DIVA ยฉ Hugo Maertens
๐Ÿ“ท 2. Hand mirror, Karl Hagenauer & Werkstรคtte Hagenauer, 1931, Collection City of Antwerp, DIVA
๐Ÿ“ท 3. Silver toilet mirror of the van Susteren family, Lambertus Joannes Hannocet, 1740-1750, Collection City of Antwerp, DIVA

Mirror, mirror on the wall... ๐Ÿ‘€ Long before our calendar, mirrors were used to look at one's own reflection. Throughout time, mirrors were also associated with all kinds of sayings, fables and superstitions: for example, breaking a mirror would cause seven years of bad luck and mirrors that were not being used had to be covered; they would attract lightning...โšก๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘‰ DIVA has several exceptional mirrors in its collection. Take a look at these examples! Which is your favourite? ๐Ÿ“ท 1. Mirror, Isil Gรผmรผs, Collection City of Antwerp, DIVA ยฉ Hugo Maertens ๐Ÿ“ท 2. Hand mirror, Karl Hagenauer & Werkstรคtte Hagenauer, 1931, Collection City of Antwerp, DIVA ๐Ÿ“ท 3. Silver toilet mirror of the van Susteren family, Lambertus Joannes Hannocet, 1740-1750, Collection City of Antwerp, DIVA

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Did you know that DIVA has a new public courtyard and garden? ๐Ÿƒ 

The part of the garden that borders on the Zilversmidstraat is always open to the public. The part of the garden that borders the Kaasstraat and the back of museum DIVA is open every day from 8 am till 6 pm. 

The urban garden will be a green spot in the busy historical city centre. This surprisingly quiet place will then become part of a tourist route and form a new passageway between the Grote Markt and the Scheldt. ๐Ÿšถ 

Coming weeks we will tell you more interesting details about our new garden! 

Come and discover it! ๐Ÿƒ 

@stad_antwerpen  @antwerpen  @ag_vespa  @stramien_cv 

ยฉfrederikbeyens 

ยฉsigridspinnox 

 #DIVAantwerp  #AntwerpDiamondDestination  #museum  #antwerp  #stadantwerpen  #urbangarden  #architecture  #garden  #square  #urbandevelopment

Did you know that DIVA has a new public courtyard and garden? ๐Ÿƒ The part of the garden that borders on the Zilversmidstraat is always open to the public. The part of the garden that borders the Kaasstraat and the back of museum DIVA is open every day from 8 am till 6 pm. The urban garden will be a green spot in the busy historical city centre. This surprisingly quiet place will then become part of a tourist route and form a new passageway between the Grote Markt and the Scheldt. ๐Ÿšถ Coming weeks we will tell you more interesting details about our new garden! Come and discover it! ๐Ÿƒ @stad_antwerpen @antwerpen @ag_vespa @stramien_cv ยฉfrederikbeyens ยฉsigridspinnox #DIVAantwerp #AntwerpDiamondDestination #museum #antwerp #stadantwerpen #urbangarden #architecture #garden #square #urbandevelopment

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