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China Light Zoo Edition 2017/2018 – Part 3


And this is also the final part of this beautiful light festival. Quite a magnificent whale, don’t you think so? We were also lucky enough to see a very special performance. Maybe the pictures don’t say a lot and of course, we should have made a video, but we had forgotten the GoPro. In the second part of this series, I…

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China Light Zoo Edition 2017/2018 – Part 2


The light installations depicted animals, flowers and elements of Chinese legends, fairytales and history and were all assembled by Chinese artists. Some of the assemblings took place in China, the rest in Belgium. The Zoo of Antwerp organizes this light festival in order to celebrate the Chinese New Year. And that is not a coincidence since the Chinese neighbourhood is located…

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China Light Zoo 2017/2018 – Part 1


During the second weekend of December 2017, Lars, 2 of our very best friends and myself visited this colourful event. On a very cold Saturday evening, the four of us found ourselves in the Zoo of Antwerp. It took us 90 minutes to admire – and photograph! – all the magnificent light installations. You could buy the tickets in the zoo…

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Photo Essay – Indian Summer In Duinbergen


You might think I took these pictures in summer… This was actually the last week of September, during a warm and sunny Sunday. The location was Duinbergen, a small Belgian coastal town, not far from the border with the Netherlands. The beginning of September had been cold and wet, so this was quite a treat!

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Photo Essay – The Last Of Summer In Ostend


Things come and go. As do seasons… In the beginning of September, the weather had changed so much that we all thought autumn had come early this year. It was time, so Lars and I thought, for one last trip to the sea. And off we were to Ostend. During one of our first trips, we had spent one week…

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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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