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An Afternoon in Paris – Photo Essay 2

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What else did we do during that cloudy March day in Paris? Well, I did do something new in the Notre Dame de Paris: a visit to the Treasury, which contains a collection of precious and holy objects. Very interesting, and if I am not mistaken you need to pay an extra €3,- to get in. The second place in…

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A Cemetery Walk

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Same cemeteries as last time, but without the “Halloween editing”. And a bit more background information. Cemetery of Brussels This is the biggest and most important cemetery of the region of Brussels. What we liked most, is that it is located in a park. A part of this cemetery is a military cemetery. Our visit was shorter than we had…

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Halloween Special …

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Halloween isn’t as popular here as it is in the USA or at least, not yet! Ingrid and I decided to do something special for this day. Nothing spooky, but something eerie and hauntingly beautiful. We visited and photographed three cemeteries and afterwards experimented with the editing of the pictures. First up, the official cemetery of Brussels itself: Next stop:…

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Something Else In Worms

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Our next destination was Worms. Now, there are a lot of interesting, historic buildings in Worms. And after having seen two churches – very beautiful churches – I was in the mood for something else though. Besides, otherwise we would probably bore you to death with pictures of religious buildings on this blog. So, instead, Lars and I visited the…

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The Jewish Cemetery – Part 2

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If you want to visit the Weißensee Cemetery, you have to go to the Herbert-Baum-Straße. The cemetery is located at the end of the street. These are the opening hours: Sunday–Thursday 10 am–5 pm, Friday 8 am–3 pm, closed on Jewish holidays. The cemetery is open till 1 pm the day before such a holiday. Men are supposed to wear a “kippah”, a…

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The Jewish Cemetery – Part 1

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I read somewhere that Jewish graves are forever. According to their beliefs and traditions, a grave should not be replaced. You will seldom see flowers in a Jewish cemetery, but as a mark of respect, a Jew will leave a small piece of rock on a grave during a visit. Lars and I visited the Weissensee Cemetery. According to Wikipedia,…

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A walk at an eerie place

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Last Saturday, The Viking and I visited a place that we will not soon forget: the cemetery of Dieweg. The Dieweg is a road, located in Ukkel (Uccle in French), one of the 19 municipalities around Brussels. There is something special about this place… Like many other cemeteries in Brussels, this one was constructed right after a cholera epidemic in…

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