2018

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 […]

2018

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 […]

2018

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, […]

2018

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 […]

2018

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 

2018

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 […]

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

2017

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

2017

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

2017

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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