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Mysterious scarecrows: update II

Is it the sunny weather? Or the election fever? Some new mysterious scarecrows have been spotted in Antwerp! What is happening? Are there more to come? What are their intentions? Antwerp, stay alert! Eddy 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Mysterious scarecrows in Antwerp, April 2009

Since the end of last week several mysterious scarecrows have appeared in Antwerp. Always on strategic places… Who are they? Where did they come from? What are their intentions? (except scaring crows of course) I’ve discovered five and have taken – secretly – some pictures. Are there more? Are there more coming? Is this the… Read more »

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Hallerbos, April 2009

The ‘Hallerbos’ are woods in the neighbourhood of Brussels. It is known for its specific flora, among which wild hyacints, which color the woods in this time of the year. Yesterday I went there for a hike. Eddy

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Tunnel event, April 2009

In the Antwerp underground there are dozens of kilometers of metro tunnels, a large portion is not being used… One of those lines will soon be finished – after 30 years! – and be taken into use. During a celebration event the tunnel was open for the public. A unique opportunity. All kinds of ‘urban… Read more »

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Eastern State Penitentiary, April 2009

During a business trip to Philadelphia (PA, USA), I had some time left to visit the ‘Eastern State Penitentiary’. An old prison, the first in its kind. Everything was designed to give the prisoners the opportunity to think about what they had done: all contact with others was forbidden, the guards even had extra socks… Read more »

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Balloon Day Parade, February 2009

2009 is the year of comic strips in Brussels. The opening event was a ‘balloon parade’. With several large comic figures, walking bands and the Gilles de Binches. Eddy

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Snow shoes, Névache, February 2009

Névache (France). It’s a place with special memories to me. Due to some people, due to some situations. I have been in the ‘Vallée de la Clarée’ two times before. The first time in 2003/2004 (but you won’t find any pictures of that trip on this site: I was too sick to carry the extra… Read more »

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Chinese New Year, January 2009

Welcome to the year 4706! Yes, the Chinese people are slightly ahead of the people in the West… The transition from the old to the new year was of course celebrated in the Chinese quarter in Antwerp, with lots of noise and a colorfull show. Unfortunately for me, there was very little direct sunlight, so… Read more »

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Grand-nieces and grand-nephews

Today we had a party with our family. My two sisters asked me to take some pictures of their grand-children, so my grand-nieces and grand-nephews (yeah, altough I only turned forty a few years ago, I’m already a grand-uncle). In the gallery you will find all six of them. Eddy

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A Touch of Frost, January 2009

Winter in Belgium is usually quite soft, but the past few weeks we had a real touch of frost… It has been freezing a lot (up to -15° to -20° C at night). Some people damn this, others see the exceptional beauty of it… This morning I got up early to go for a photo… Read more »