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Back to The Abbey of Villers-la-Ville


One of the first things I did when I was released from the hospital at the end of March was to photograph again. Almost 5 weeks without photography was unbearable… I wanted to go to a place Lars and I had visited so I could practice again. And a really photogenic place, not far from Brussels is the Abbey of Villers-la-Ville.…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – The abbey of Brantôme


We also had a look inside the abbey of Brantôme: https://goo.gl/maps/5qLbk On this map, you can clearly see how the center of Brantôme is situated on a small island. According to Wikipedia, the abbey was founded in 769 by Charlemagne; according to legend he donated relics of Saint Sicarius (Sicaire), one of the infants in the Massacre of the Innocents. Those relics…

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Black and white or color?


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


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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