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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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Käthe Kollwitz And The Grieving Parents – Part 1


About 10 years ago, I spent a very lovely weekend with one of my best friends in Köln. As soon as we had arrived, we found a cosy restaurant, where we started planning our 2 days. I remember vividly that my friend wanted to visit the Käthe Kollwitz museum; she had seen some of her works and wanted to know more…

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Schans Dorpveld

Creepy Travels – Back To A Haunted Fortification – Part 3


During our visit in the fortification in Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Lars made videos both inside and outside. Some of the videos that he shot inside, however, were completely black; apparently, our GoPro doesn’t function well in conditions with very low light. Nevertheless, I was able to put something together… Don’t forget that this building is on private property; we had permission to…

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Schans Dorpveld

Creepy Travels – Back To A Haunted Fortification – Part 2


In this part, we explore the interior of the fortification. And we were in for a surprise as soon as we entered the building. Whereas the ground floor was completely covered with junk during our first visit, now most of the junk was gone… We quickly went to the first floor. It didn’t take long to notice that some of…

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Schans Dorpveld

Creepy Travels – Back To A Haunted Fortification – Part 1


In the summer of 2011, Vanessa Morgan, Lars and I paid a visit to a movie location in Sint-Katelijne-Waver. It was a fortification built in the beginning of the 20th century, surrounded oddly enough by holiday cottages. You can find the original posts here, here and also here. When I transferred the pictures from my camera to my laptop, I…

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Kraenepoel

Introducing Meetjesland


It may sound incredible, but even in a small country like Belgium, there are regions that are as good as unknown to the general public. One such region is called the Meetjesland. This is roughly said the area between Gent and Brugge. It is a mainly rural area with the town of Eeklo as its capital. A land of canals, creeks…

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Planckendael

An Unexpected Visit To Planckendael – Part 2


Let’s continue our walk in Planckendael and meet some of the stars! “Kai-Mook Zwanger” means “Kai-Mook Pregnant”. Why is this big news in Belgium? Kai-Mook was the first Indian elephant born in a Belgian zoo, the one in Antwerp to be more precise. It was a huge event which we Belgians could follow via webcam; on 17 May 2009, she…

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