A Abandoned village Doel and Its Amazing Street Art

Doel a 700-year-old village near the river Scheldt in Belgium. Now its on the verge of demolition. The only reason – that it is too close to the port of Antwerp. Somewhere in the 1970s, it was decided to expand the port of Antwerp and Doel quickly became a target for demolition. Construction of a large dock and cargo terminal capable of receiving deep Court has already begun near the village. Have a look of the street arts on the walls of the abondoned village.

1. When  plans was announced to demolish the village, the villagers resisted and successfully postponing this moment for decades, but the authorities were very pushy.

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2. In 2008, the village sent a detachment of the police, that they forcibly evicted people from there.

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4. Many residents have already moved out, but someone still holding on to their homes. When people started to leave the village,then  a new type of residents reached there – artists from all over Europe. And they gradually began to turn the village into a huge Doel live canvas.

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5. Now the whole facades and walls painted with huge graffiti.

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6. Maybe there are no people in the village, but huge colorful graffiti is there which revived her.

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7. In History, Doel enjoyed peaceful and prosperous, culturally, existence.

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8. The village is full of historic buildings, including the oldest stone mill in the country (1611) and the only mill on the wall (1613) – ownership of the XVIII century, the art by the famous artist Peter Paul Rubens.

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9. The village is also known with the fact that it is located near the nuclear power plant.

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10. “War” between residents and village government is already 40 years old but still seems imminent demolition, as the village has less than 200 people.

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11. The latest warning by residents made at more than two years ago, so for sure in the near future village Doel and her amazing street art will cease to exist.

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