Category: 2017

2017

Cologne, December 2017

This year we celebrated Christmas in Cologne (Germany). Most people will know the Dom (cathedral), but Cologne also has a large amount of very old churches (around 1000 bc). And there are also lots of interesting museums, which can be visited quite cheaply with a tourist pass. And the most interesting part: our hotel was […]

2017

Dark clouds, November 2017

There is one advantage to this time of the year: the beautiful clouds… The first and last picture were taken in Antwerp, the others during a hike in the neighbourhood of Kortrijk. While we started with sunshine, a heavy storm caught up with us… Eddy

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Butterflies, October 2017

It seems a bit weird to me, but these days there are still lots of butterflies flying around… In case you notice that these pictures look a bit different, that’s because they are made with a very special lens: a reproduction of the very first photographic lens, a ‘daguerrotype achromat’. And this certainly isn’t my […]

2017

Wiltshire, August 2017

This is a part of England I wasn’t familiar with: Wiltshire. And it’s a pretty part of England. With nice cottages, beautiful castles and plenty of rocks (with Stonehenge being the best known).  Just outside Wiltshire is Portsmouth, with an impressive maritime museum. Eddy

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Guédelon, July 2017

If you ever wondered how people in the Middle Ages could build castles, you should visit the castle of Guédelon. It’s still under construction, literally. And they are using only those techniques that were used in the Middle Ages. . Eddy

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Fontenaye, July 2017

Not that far from Vézelay, at least: when you are by car, lies the abbey of Fontenaye, also one of the places along the old pilgrimage route. The abbey is beautifully restored. A guided tour is certainly worth the time and money.  Eddy

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Vézelay, July 2017

The summer vacation this year was a long trip, with Vézelay (France) as the starting point. If this doesn’t ring any bell: this is one of the important stops on the pilgrimage road to Santiago de Compostela. Eddy

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Amsterdam, March 2017

Last week we made a short city trip to Amsterdam (which is only 1,5 hours via high speed train). One of the action items was a visit to the Rijksmuseum, which is really interesting. And we also made the – mandatory – boat tour… Eddy

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High Fens, January 2017

In Belgium we don’t get that much snow in winter time. So a few weeks ago, when there was a nice amount of snow, I went for a hike in the ‘High Fens’, a nature reserve in the Eastern part of Belgium. And it was freezing cold… 🙂 Eddy

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