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A Place To Get Married – Casa Cu Tei


There are hotels and then there are hotels where you feel at home. Casa Cu Tei in Sarata-Monteoru (Romania) belongs to the last category. Located on a steep hill, with spectacular views on a valley and the surrounding orchards, it offers the following facilities: 28 rooms with bathroom and cable TV; indoor and outdoor dining; free Internet; children’s playground, big…

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The Bears


There are bears in the center of Hengelo… 5 giant plastic bronze bears! Apparently, it’s an (expensive) artwork that some people love and others hate. Lars and I thought it was funny, but we wondered whether there is any connection between bears and the town of Hengelo. Anyway, I had fun photographing them! What do you think? Is this art…

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The Other Antwerp – Panamarenko


Sounds like an exotic place, doesn’t it? It’s actually the name of one of the most important Belgian sculptors. Our first stop of our two-day excursion was at the Sint-Jansplein. At one of the corners of this square you can see a sculpture of Panamarenko, called Pepto Bismo. The artist was first influenced by pop-art, but soon became fascinated with aeroplanes…

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The Roger Raveel Walk – Inside the church


Remember this post about the museum? In the meantime it has been reopened! The church of Machelen-aan-de-Leie was our last stop of the Roger Raveel Walk. Lars and I hope that you enjoyed this series as much as we did! In this last post you can see pictures that I took inside the church.

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The Roger Raveel Walk – Going to the local church


The church of Machelen-aan-de-Leie is located in the center of the village, near the old Leie. The name Leie actually refers to the local river. This church was first mentioned in 1163. The oldest part of the building is the base of the tower; the rest of the church was completed between the 13th and 18th century in the Late…

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The Roger Raveel Walk – The Windmill and The Wall of Imagination


Lars and I continued our walk in the Hoevestraat: This is actually the street where Roger Raveel used to live, but Lars and I were interested in 2 other things. In the Hoevestraat you can see the remnants of a windmill that was built in 1838; unfortunately you can’t enter it. Opposite the mill there is a small square, called “The…

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The Roger Raveel Walk – The French Military Cemetery


Most of the military cemeteries I have visited before are usually located outside a village or a town. This French Military Cemetery is situated in the heart of Machelen-aan-de-Leie. It is almost completely surrounded by houses. Although Machelen-aan-de-Leie is quite small, it took the Germans 12 days to conquer it during World War I. 600 French soldiers lost their lives and…

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