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Halloween Special …

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Halloween isn’t as popular here as it is in the USA or at least, not yet! Ingrid and I decided to do something special for this day. Nothing spooky, but something eerie and hauntingly beautiful. We visited and photographed three cemeteries and afterwards experimented with the editing of the pictures. First up, the official cemetery of Brussels itself: Next stop:…

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What We Saw (And Heard) Today

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Lars and I finally managed to visit the Christmas market of Brussels today! The weather was quite mild – last year we were literally frozen during our visit. And there was a new attraction! It is called Iceberg and is an interactive light and sound installation. Or as VisitBrussels (the official touristic website of Brussels) puts it: On the Place…

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The Saint-Géry Walk – The Urge to Pee

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Brussels seems to have a bit of an obsession with peeing. There is the famous Manneken Pis. And there is even a female version, called Jeanneke Pis. And that’s not all. Have a look in the Rue des Chartreux. At the corner of the street, you will find the Zinneke: a small statue of a mongrel, lifting his leg! The…

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The Saint-Géry Walk – Fish and Art

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Brussels is a bilingual city; one of the consequences is that all the street names have a French and a Dutch variant. The funny thing is that the two names are not always the same. So in French we talk about the Marché aux Poissons (Fish Market), whereas in Dutch we refer to the same square as the Sint-Katelijneplein. To…

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The Saint-Géry Walk – The Deconsecrated Church

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Lars and I started our walk at the Place Sainte-Catherine. Just take the metro to the metro station with the same name: Sainte-Catherine/Sint-Katelijne. The first thing that you see is the Saint-Catherine Church. It was designed by Poelaert in the 2nd half of the 19th century in an eclectic style. By the way, Poelaert is the same architect who also…

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Spring in Brussels – Part 2

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On a free Wednesday afternoon Lars and I went to another park, Kruidtuin. My first objective was to photograph the arrival of spring. But there were so many people in the park that I started photographing them as well. To be honest, I like to observe people. And they seem to enjoy spring in different ways. Sitting on a bench.…

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Spring in Brussels – Part 1

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After our trip to Hungary, Lars and I stayed in Brussels for the rest of the month of April, exploring the center of Brussels and especially photographing the arrival of spring. On a Saturday morning, we went to one of our favorite parks, the Warandepark. After months of winter, it felt so good, walking around in the sunshine and mild…

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Winter Wonderland in Brussels – Part 3

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I thought that the Brussels Park had been created in the 19th century, but Wikipedia proved me wrong: The park was created between 1776 and 1783 on the site of the gardens of the former Coudenberg palace. The park was designed in a neoclassicist, geometric style by Gilles-Barnabé Guimard and Joachim Zinner. Its main entrance is on the north side, opposite the Belgian House of Parliament.…

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