Charleroi was voted ‘ugliest city in the world’ in 2008 by readers of a Dutch newspaper, De Volkskrant. High unemployment, crime and poverty rates, political and social scandals, abandoned factories and ghost metros all contributed to this negative image. Could this formal prosperous, industrial city actually be so bad or was there still a hidden gem inside? A city so closely located to the civilized and beautiful historic centers of Bruxelles, Antwerp and Namur couldn’t be that different?
Publisher: Derk Zijlker