A few weeks ago I posted shots of Katja’s rockabilly themed-shoot. We had a blast: vintage cars, fancy dresses and wonderful people. You can see the shots here.
That day also marked my very first visit to Doel, an abandoned town threatened with demolition. The location is extremely popular among photographers of all ages and I could not help but take a few non-rockabilly shots of my own.
I compiled them in this personal impression of Doel. I hope you enjoy them!
My quick impression:
Interested in Doel?
For those interested in learning more about this unique location, here are some facts… Shamelessly copied from Wikipedia 😉
Doel is a subdivision of the municipality of Beveren in the Flemish province of East-Flanders. It is located near the river the Scheldt, in a polder of the Waasland. Located to the north of the village is a nuclear power plant.
Doel itself is threatened with complete demolition due to the future enlargement of the Port of Antwerp. This has seen many people having to sell their homes. The construction of a large dock and container terminal capable of receiving deep-sea ships is already underway on a site immediately next to the village, and the port authority proposes building a second one where the village now stands.
Needless to say, the abandoned village is extremely popular with photographers.
More info at doel2020.org.