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Ferry | Bootscraper art

Set in semi-circular niches beside the front doors of most homes, these ground-level holes are often overlooked but also fascinate many people. They're actually  boot scrapers, used by visitors to clean the mud off their shoes before entering the house. They’ve been around since the 18th century and are almost like a predecessor to the modern door-mat. Like any functional piece of architecture, many of these iron pieces are highly decorative, complementing the overall design of the building they are attached to.

To give these historical memorabilia a new meaning: a community project transforms them in tiny artworks inspired by stories of the people who live there. To avoid spoilers and enhance the fun we don't share the exact location so you need to look for them. Happy hunting.


Walter is coordinator at the "Friends of the Flemish Ferry's" (www.vvveren.be). Ferry's are part of the landscape. They connect the river with large and small waterways and allow nature lovers to explore the landscape on foot or by bicycle in a simple, peaceful way. 
 
In the scraper you see Walter and his cousin Greet on a ferry.
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Walter is coördinator bij de Vrienden van de Vlaamse Veren (www.vvveren.be). Veren maken deel uit van het landschap. Zij verzorgen de oeververbinding over grote en kleine waterwegen en laten de natuurliefhebber te voet of per fiets op een eenvoudige, rustige wijze het landschap tussen de veerponten verkennen.

In de schraper zie je Walter en zijn nicht Greet op een veerpontje. 


Created on December 4, 2020
Van Peltstraat 8, 2018 Antwerpen, Belgium
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Hunted by Tim Marschang.