2017

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

2017

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

2017

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

2016

Snowshoes (Queyras), December 2016

It has been a while that I did a hiking trip on snowshoes, but last week we made a really nice trip, in the Queyras region in France. Our base was La Maison du Gaudissard. It’s not only a really nice region, the weather was also really nice. Which resulted in a very large amount […]

2016

Museum Broekerveiling, November 2016

An interesting place in Langendijk (see also this post), is the Museum Broekerveiling. It’s an old auction house, where the farmers could sail into with their boats, to get their vegetables auctioned. It is also the starting point for our boat trip with the ‘whisper boat’. Eddy

2016

The realm of the thousand islands, November 2016

The realm of the thousands islands, that’s how the region of Langendijk (Netherlands) was called. And there indeed used to be thousands of small islands (14000 of them!). Now many of them have disappeared, but there still is a patchwork of canals and islands. The islands were used for farming, now it’s for residential homes. […]

2016

Shrimpfisherman on horseback, September 2016

They are UNESCO cultural heritage: the schrimpfisherman on horseback. I had planned for some time to make pictures of them, but for nice pictures you need the right setting, e.g. with the sun in the right place. So I checked their calendar and used a tool (The Photographer’s Ephemeris) to check the position of the […]

2016

Sainte-Chapelle (Paris), August 2016

The Sainte-Chapelle is definitely one of the hidden treasures of Paris. A small, but beautiful (royal) chapel in Gothic style, with a very large amount of stained glass. On a sunny day, the view is impressive. It must have been a devine experience for the people who visited the chapel in the old days… Eddy

2016

Passages in Paris, August 2016

It might be one of the lesser known parts of Paris: the covered passages. But they are really interesting to see: they house a lot of interesting shops and little restaurants. Last week I got a private tour throught some of the passages, along with some other parts of Paris. Eddy

2016

The Gardens of Séricourt, July 2016

A 1,5 hour drive from Kortrijk, you can find the Gardens of Séricourt. If you like gardens and happen to be in the neighbourhood, you should certainly visit it. It’s a private initiative and it is more or less the show case of some landscapers. A nice place to wander around… Eddy

2016

Herons, July 2016

When the weather permits, I take a walk to the park nearby (every person should take 10.000 steps a day and that’s more than you think…). During these trips, I’ve noticed a heron on several occasions. A beautiful bird! So I took my camera with me a few times. And it seems there is not […]

2016

Old printing presses, June 2016

It can happen once in a while: a door opens for you and behind the door there is a truly wonderful world… My dear friend Frank Romano asked me to visit a letterpress shop with him during his short stay in Belgium. The owner, Patrick Goossens picked us up and drove us to an old […]

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