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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 »

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Bees and bluebells, April 2018

It’s the time of the year to admire the bluebells. Some places in Flanders are world famous for the forests turning blue, but also close to my place I can find some fields of bluebells. And the bees love them… Eddy

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Malaga, April 2018

Two places in Malaga that are worth to visit, are the Market Halls (Mercado) and the Center Pompidou Malaga. Here are some impressions. Eddy

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Alhambra, April 2018

Since we weren’t that far from Granada, we had to visit the Alhambra. Our visit was rather short, due to the rain. But even then: the palaces are impressive! Especially considering they were built in the 14th century… Especially when comparing them with the additions by Charles V in the 16th century (unless he was… Read more »

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Andalusia, April 2018

Andalusia (in the South of Spain) is usually a sunny and warm place. Except the week that we were there… At the last moment we put a sweater in our suitcase, we really needed it… But, even in the cold Andalusia is a nice place to be. Eddy 

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CWxRM, April 2018

CWxRM – in full: Coming World Remember Me – is an artistic project that wants to commemorate the 600.000 victims of World War I on Belgian soil. For each of the 600.000 victims a small statue was created, by a volunteer, who ‘adopted’ one of the victims. It’s a story that started nine years ago… Read more »

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Musicians, February 2018

There are a lot of musicians in my partners family. And during a surprise birthday party they all played some nice songs. Here are a few impressions. Eddy