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2008 In Focus

  They year 2008 certainly wasn’t a flat year. Lots of things have happened, nice things, but also less nicer ones. One of the nice things was the start of my website, next to the investment in a new lens (a 135mm f 1.8, for those who are in to photography). A lens that has… Read more »

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New Year, Antwerp, December 2008

  At the end of 2008 Antwerp was full of brilliant A’s (the logo of the city of Antwerp) and at New Year’s Eve there was firework. Here are some pictures. Eddy

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Snow shoes, Trentino, December 2008

  It is an endavour to get to Cogolo di Peio in Trentino, Italy (starting from Antwerp), but from my previous trips I know that it is worth while (summer 2007 and summer 2008). The reception by Giulio and Orianna is very warm, the surroundings beautiful. And this time it was on snow shoes… The… Read more »

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11 November 2008

  11th of November 2008, ninety years after the Great War ended, the war that would end all wars… There was quite a crowd at Tyne Cot, the largest British war cemetery on the European continent. With a setting sun there were nice photo opportunities. Which is an extreme contrast with the insanity of the… Read more »

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Culture Market, August 2008

  The Caravan (see previous post) was just a preview of the Culture Market itself. During the event you could see all kinds of things. I focussed on two squares where – among others – fiery females gave the best of themselves. Eddy Update 19th September 2008: the Culture Market also had a photo contest,… Read more »

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Culture Market – The Caravan, August 2008

  The Cultuurmarkt (Culture Market) is an event where al kinds of culture organisations can promote themselves. This year the event started with ‘The Caravan’. A mix of cultures and strange figures…. Eddy

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Alsace region, August 2008

  The trip to the Alsace region early of August also brought some lighter subjects with it (see post below: The Great War). In the Alsace region you can encounter a stork once in a while (‘cigogne’ in French), which brings me to the birds and the bees (or actually flowers and bees). And of… Read more »

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The Great War, August 2008

  In August I spend a few days in the Alsace region in France (see also post above). In the neighbourhood of the hotel where I stayed, there had been some fierce battles during World War I, aka The Great War. Tens of thousands died in the trenches on some insignificant hills… On the Col… Read more »

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Trentino, Summer 2008

  End of July 2008 I spend a week in Trentino (in the North of Italy). A week in the mountains, with nice company, I really needed that. And here is an extra broad panorama (click on the picture to open it in a new window; if necessary, click on the picture in the new… Read more »

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13 July 2008

The intention of this blog was to share nice pictures, nice memories. But life isn’t always that nice… Sometimes terrible things happen. Sunday 13 July 2008 my mother died. She fell in the garden and ended up in a small pool. At that moment she was home alone. In September she would have been 85… Read more »

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BorgeRio, June 2008

  Saturday 28th of June BorgeRio took place. BorgeRio is Rio de Janeiro in Borgerhout, a community nearby. It is a street festival, where all kinds of groups are showing their best. In the galery you’ll find about 20 pictures. The first one was overexposed, I know… But it’s a pretty picture, so I wanted… Read more »

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De Quaeye Werelt, June 2008

  The WE of 7 and 8 June 2008 there was an event near my home, an event called ‘De Quaeye Werelt’ (The Evil World, or something like that). Next to a camp there was also a reenactment of a historic fight. The fight took place in 1477, when the people from the city of… Read more »

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Chinese New Year

  Early February it was New Year for the Chinese people. In Antwerp there is a rather large Chinese community and they celebrated it of course. So I went to take a look. Only my position was not that strategic… Eddy