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A Not So Successful Day in Dinant

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The last Sunday before Christmas, Lars, Vanessa Morgan and I decided to visit Dinant, a beautiful town in the French-speaking part of Belgium. But things didn’t go as planned… Problem number 1. There is no direct train between Brussels and Dinant. The only solution is a two-hour train-trip with lots of stops, something I wasn’t aware of when I bought…

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Picture of the Day – 4 July 2016

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Yesterday evening, Lars and I arrived in Eupen, the capital of German-speaking Belgium. The city is a lot smaller than we had expected and it is quite cozy. Upon our arrival we immediately had dinner and afterwards relaxed in our room. Today, we had a first walk in this pleasant town and we are looking forward to a lot more…

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A Short Exploration of The Wolfsschlucht I

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The word Wolfsschlucht (Wolf’s Gorge) refers to two military headquarters of Hitler. The first one is situated in Brûly-de-Pesche, the other one in Margival in France. Lars and I visited the first one. You can find Brûly-de-Pesche in the Belgian Ardennes. Brûly-de-Pesche was – and still is – a small village, not far from the French border. Adolf Hitler used this…

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Thuin – The Hanging Gardens

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This is what Mathieu Anciaux, a poet from Thuin, once wrote about the “Jardins Suspendus”: cascading down the slopes, the terraced gardens set out their abundant plants, fruits and flowers between the river and the sky. And it really is not an exaggeration… The Hanging Gardens can be found on the southern flanks of the Thuis hill and can be…

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Thuin – Walking to the Posty Bury

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The Viking and I had come to Thuin with one goal in our minds: to see the “Jardins Suspendus”, literally the Hanging Gardens. The local tourist information office gave us the necessary information in French and Dutch. When we left the belfry, we soon found ourselves in steep and narrow cobbled streets. We felt transported back in time; the hustle…

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Introducing Thuin

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Until 6 weeks ago, The Viking and I had never heard about Thuin. Then we saw images of this town on television, and we simply knew we had to go there. Thuin is situated in the province of Hainaut in Belgium: https://goo.gl/maps/cG5vU The history of Thuin goes back to the 2nd – 3rd century, when this area was used as…

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Black and white or color?

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I also took black and white pictures of the ruins of the abbey of Villers-la-Ville. Black and white changes the subject of your pictures completely; the atmosphere is so different, it’s like you are in another era or it gives your picture even a timeless quality. What do you like: black and white or color?

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