Author Archives : Ingrid D.

The Bears Of Bad Rippoldsau


Lars and I spent part of our summer in Germany, in the Black Forest to be more specific. Although we had been here before, we came back with a special mission: to photograph bears. Bad Rippoldsau is the home of the Alternativer Wolf- und Bärenpark Schwarzwald, where about a dozen bears from all over Europe have found refuge after a life of…

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Dinant From Another Angle – Unknown Place – Part 2


I usually don’t take pictures in the car, but let’s be honest: you will not find any landscapes that are more spectacular in Belgium than these: Bouvignes This place is also known as Bouvignes-sur-Meuse. The river you can see in the pictures, by the way, is the Meuse. Apart from its cosy narrow streets, you can also visit the ruins of…

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Dinant From Another Angle – Unknown Places – Part 1


It has been a long time since we have done some serious blogging, but there is a simple reason for this. After two years of serious illness, I have found a job again! I now work as a freelance language teacher and although I miss some of the perks I had as an employee, I am happy to be working…

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Photo Essay – A Royal Visit


Once a year, the Royal Palace of Brussels opens its doors to the public. This usually happens during July and August, for the duration of more or less a month. By the way, this palace has a ceremonial function; the royals themselves live in the Royal Palace of Laken (which is never open). Or as the official website of the…

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The Grieving Parents

Käthe Kollwitz And The Grieving Parents – Part 2


As I have written in Part I, Peter, the youngest son of Käthe Kollwitz, lost his life in 1914, during World War I. He actually died not far from Diksmuide: he was only 18 and hadn’t even started fighting on the battlefield yet. Peter was originally buried in Roggevelde but later his grave was moved to the German war cemetery in nearby…

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