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 Last Spring in Brussels – Part 3


Well, not all spring days are beautiful… I took these pictures at the Kunstberg/Mont des Arts – literally, hill of art -, a historic and cultural neighbourhood in Brussels. It is located between the Royal Palace and the Grand Place and features some of the most popular museums of the Belgian capital such as BOZAR and the Musical Instruments Museum.…

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Our Last Spring in Brussels – Part 2


Last year, Lars and I discovered the Egmont Park, which was the former garden of the adjacent Egmont Palace. The park was completely renovated in 1830 and became open to the general public in 1920. In the park, you can spend a cosy time in La Fabrique, a coffee bar. Since the weather was – finally! – so nice, Lars…

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Our Last Spring in Brussels – Part 1


There are two reasons why it has been so quiet on this blog. I have been in hospital for more than a month and we are preparing to move… Guess what: we are not only leaving Brussels, but Belgium as well. It is a decision that Lars and I have been considering for quite some time now; actually I have…

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Blankenberge

Soaking Up Some Sun


We Belgians have had too few of these: cold but sunny winter days… On one of such days, Lars and I went to Blankenberge, one of the most popular coastal towns in Belgium. It has about 20.000 inhabitants and attracts tens of thousands of tourists during sunny days. The original pier of Blankenberge dates from 1894 and was one of…

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Photo Essay – Gloomy Brussels Winter


Until a couple of days ago, winter here was sombre and wet… We did have mild temperatures though. I took these pictures at the end of January in the Royal Park. As you can see there were hardly any other people around, except for a handful of diehard joggers. The second gallery of pictures concerns the area around the Congress…

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China Light Zoo Edition 2017/2018 – Part 3


And this is also the final part of this beautiful light festival. Quite a magnificent whale, don’t you think so? We were also lucky enough to see a very special performance. Maybe the pictures don’t say a lot and of course, we should have made a video, but we had forgotten the GoPro. In the second part of this series, I…

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China Light Zoo Edition 2017/2018 – Part 2


The light installations depicted animals, flowers and elements of Chinese legends, fairytales and history and were all assembled by Chinese artists. Some of the assemblings took place in China, the rest in Belgium. The Zoo of Antwerp organizes this light festival in order to celebrate the Chinese New Year. And that is not a coincidence since the Chinese neighbourhood is located…

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