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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: 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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Beautiful decay

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About 30 km to the south of Brussels is a small town, called Villers-la-Ville. And at the outskirts of this town are the impressive ruins of a Cistercian abbey. It was founded in the 12th century and it took more than 100 years to be built. In the 13th and 14th century the abbey became quite famous, but from the…

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Stavelot and Trier

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In the middle of May the Viking and his Kitten travelled again. This time we spent most our time in Belgium, and first we went to a small town in the Ardennes, called Stavelot. It has a beautiful abbey, where exhibitions are organised and a pretty little church. Later in the afternoon, we crossed the border with Germany and went…

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