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A Walk in Bruges – Part 1


Lars and I had tried to visit Bruges before, but it is quite difficult to reach the centre by car. And it is an even a bigger challenge to get rid of your car. Late in December 2016, we decided to go there by train, because the train station is quite near the city centre. Upon leaving the station, Lars…

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A Visit to China Light Zoo Antwerp


First of all, a short explanation for our absence of nearly two months. On Sunday 22 January, Lars and I went to the canal to take pictures of the sunset and to experiment with filters and long exposures. Everything went well, until I made a nasty fall. Although my foot hurt like hell, we managed to return safely. At first,…

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Winter Wonders Brussels

Winter Wonders in Brussels – Photo Essay


Winter Wonders is the official English name of Brussels’ Christmas market and all its activities. And it happens to be our favourite event of the year! Muntplein/Place de la Monnaie This is where Lars and I started our visit. In recent years, this place has become the home for the ice skating ring. Grote Markt/Grand Place Does this location need any…

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Oktoberfest in Berlin Fabrik


Berlin Fabrik is the name of a burger and cocktail bar in Brussels. This weekend, they organise their own version of the famous Oktoberfest. And since we love anything German, Lars and I decided to give this event a try. We took the tram and got off at the Kleine Zavel, made our way to the Grote Zavel and finally…

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An Alternative 60th Birthday in Brussels – Part 2


Thursday, 8 September 2016 was the day that Lars turned 60. And on that sunny day, we went to the Grand Place. The Belgian capital often organises free events, especially in summer. On the birthday of Lars, we could actually watch the Belgian finals of put shot for men, as part of the Memorial Ivo Van Damme, an annual athletics…

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Museum Natural Sciances

An Alternative 60th Birthday in Brussels – Part 1


So far, 2016 sucks big time… Due to health problems, car troubles and financial woes, we haven’t done as much traveling as we would like to or as we are used to. Of course, I know that there are far worse things going on in the world right now; but being denied traveling for people like Lars and myself… well, it…

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