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The Watermill – Color


On a rainy Friday afternoon, Lars and I left Belgium for our first trip of 2014. First stop: Hengelo. One day later and the weather had changed completely… Temperatures were mild and the sun was shining. Time to do some exploring! I had seen pictures on the Internet of a beautiful watermill and I wanted to know if the place…

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The New Wilderness – Black and White


I forgot to mention something in my former post. Lars and I wish all our American readers a Happy Thanksgiving! Anyway, back to the New Wilderness… With all these dead trees around us, I thought it would be a good idea to convert some of the pictures to black and white. It’s amazing how the different landscape looks then! Unfortunately,…

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The New Wilderness – Ancient Woodland


This is the real highlight of the walk. Once you have crossed the bridge, you find yourself in an ancient woodland. Most forests have been planted by human beings. This is not the case with ancient woodland. So, where there was once a swamp at the Oostvaardersplassen, nature took control of it. Trees appeared and the nature park still exists…

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The New Wilderness – The Bridge


According to Wikipedia, A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. There are many different designs that all serve unique purposes and apply to different situations. Designs of bridges vary depending on the function of the bridge, the nature of the terrain where the bridge is constructed and anchored, the material…

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The New Wilderness – The Swamp


A couple of months ago, this trailer suddenly appeared on my Facebook wall: http://youtu.be/_O99sS6K7RU I was immediately blown away… The landscape photographer in me wanted to go there as soon as possible, so I did some research on the Internet and discovered that the documentary was made in a nature reserve called the Oostvaardersplassen. When you zoom out on the…

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