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Heritage Day: the Jeweler, April 2019

The next stop during Heritage Day was a jeweler, Pascale Masselis. Her shop has a unique interior (both as such and the story behind it), beautiful creations and there was a nice demonstration.  Eddy

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Heritage Day: the Taxidermist, April 2019

Last WE it was Heritage Day in Flanders. One of the places I visited, was Sir-Arthur – Art by Nature, a taxidermist. Next to a fascinating explanation and live demonstration, the shop was also filled with beautiful creations.  Eddy

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The Debate, April 2019

People with a passion are a joy to photograph. And if there is one special kind of people with a passion, it must be politicians. Earlier this week I was at the national nuclear weapons debate, as the photographer of one of the organizers. Here are some pictures, e.g. politicians trying to convince opponents and… Read more »

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Moving Fire Arts – Theatrum Movere, April 2019

This was the pinnacle of The City of Wings Ypres for me: Theatrum Movere of Moving Fire Arts (now, I have to admit that I have only seen a fraction of the huge range of performances). Due to a fortunate coincidence I have seen them twice: once in the afternoon and a second time after… Read more »

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The City of Wings Ypres, April 2019

For those who love street theater, it is the place to be: the street theater festival City of Wings Ypres. Almost 100 groups gave the best of themselves, an abundance of performances, choice stress was not far away… The best performance that I saw was undoubtedly Mimo Huenchulaf, who also continuously and actively involved the… Read more »

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King of the jungle, April 2019

The lion, the lioness, they are beautiful animals. But not always as easy as a photo model. I remember the story in the newspaper, a few years ago, by the photographer of the Zoo of Antwerp. For some occasion they wanted a photo of the pair. The photographer had been waiting for a few days… Read more »

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No Light Without Shadow, March 2019

‘No Light Without Shadow’ is a theater play by Pax Christi (the peace movement in Belgium), on on guilt, retribution, detention, giving opportunities, building a new life, maybe even recovery. Here are some pictures from a recent performance, with some images of the setting, the warming up, the play. Eddy

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Snowschoes (Stubaital), February 2019

Over the past few weeks Austria received a lot of fresh snow, some regions over two meters of fresh snow… And because I didn’t have anything important in my agenda last week, I made a very last minute decision to go hiking in the snow. In the Stubaital, which I already visited in 2012.  The… Read more »

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Bloodmoon, January 2019

Early birds could witness a unique spectacle this morning, if they wanted. Not only was it a blood moon (full lunar eclipse), but also a super moon (moon at the closest point) and a wolf moon (first full moon of the year). So a blood super wolf moon. Or is it a blood super wolf… Read more »

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2018 In Focus

2018 has come to an end, here is my list. With pretty pictures, with pictures that have a special meaning for me. A number of these I haven’t published before. Eddy

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Light festival Knokke-Heist, December 2018

Knokke-Heist now also has its own light festival. A journey along the stars, with the Little Prince as the lure.  The link with the Little Prince was often hard to find for me, but I didn’t have a kid with me to explain it… (“Les grandes personnes ne comprennent jamais rien toutes seules, et c’est… Read more »

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China Light, December 2018

It has become a tradition: China Ligth in the Antwerp Zoo. And this time it’s certainly worth visiting: a complete new collection of objects and it’s also a story that is being told. About the lotus prinses. Eddy

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About Brel, September 2018

Zandvoorde, a small village in Flanders, is sometimes called the ‘Brel village’. The father of Jacques Brel was born here. At the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his death, there is an exhibition with 18 contemporary artist that give there own interpretation of Brel. And I’ve added a few extra. Eddy

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Slovenia, July 2018

It’s a region I hadn’t visited before: Slovenia. Maribor (Marburg an der Drau) was our home base, with of course the mandatory city trip to Ljubljana. And for those who like art deco architecture and wonderfully painted churches, it’s certainly worth visiting. And also for ice cream lovers: you can buy them at almost every… Read more »

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Bayreuth Brewery Museum, July 2018

Bayreuth is not only the Festspiele, there is also a large brewery museum, it’s even the largest in the world if the tour guide is correct… Cheers! Eddy

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Bayreuth, July 2018

On our way to Slovenia we made a two-day stop  in Bayreuth, especially known for the Bayreuther Festspiele and Wagner. But it seemed that Bayreuth still had some other nice places to visit, among which an old, unique opera house… Eddy

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Auschwitz, June 2018

The goal of my trip to Krakow wasn’t the city itself, the goal was a visit to Auschwitz. In the past I had already visited some former concentration camps, but never Auschwitz. In Auschwitz I, the story of the camps, of the people that ended up in the camps is told. Names and faces are… Read more »

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Krakow, June 2018

Last week I paid a short visit to Krakow, a small town in Poland, a town with a lot of history. The number of churches is one of the first things that you will notice. Next to the adoration of pope John Paul II. He was born in the neighborhood, he was the archbishop of… Read more »

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Old printing presses, June 2018

About two years ago, I visited a wonderful place, packed with old printing presses. Meanwhile, the collection has expanded, also with other related equipment. So time for a new visit, for some new pictures. Eddy  

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Oscar, April 2018

Oscar van den Boogaard is a Dutch writer who got a lot of attention lately, with his book ‘Kindsoldaat’ (child soldier). During a lecture that we attended, he gave some background about the book. A story about his life, the life of his parents, his grand parents and how past, present and future are interwoven,… Read more »