Blankenberghe, Belgium 1890s.
Blankenberge (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈblɑŋkəmbɛrɣə]) is a town and a municipality in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the town of Blankenberge proper and the settlement of Uitkerke.
On 1 December 2011 Blankenberge had a total population of 19,322. The total area of the municipality is 17.41 km², giving apopulation density of 1,110 inhabitants per km².
Like most other Flemish coastal towns, a main characteristic of this one is that it is a national and to a certain extent international seaside resort.
famous inhabitants —-
- Adolf Eugen Fick, the inventor of the contact lens, who died in Blankenberge in 1901.
- Frans Masereel, Flemish painter and woodcutter born here in 1889.
- Rudi Pillen, Belgian contemporary painter.
- Brian Vandenbussche, Belgian goalkeeper.
- Pieter Aspe, Belgian writer.
#1 the pier
#2 the pier and shore
#3 entrance to the port
#4 The seashore and Kursaal, (i.e., Cursaal)