Monday, August 31, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
As a third and last one in my current Belgian Architecture blog-series, we visit today the, largest Commonwealth Cemetery of World War I and II.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Close to where home used to be in Kortrijk (Belgium), I photographed the Beguinage which belongs to the Unesco World Heritage Site since 1998.
Even though I visited this place before, I did enjoy photographing it again.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Todays blog is written on a plane between Paris and Dubai at the end of a 11 day summer break in Belgium. Yes, I'm flying as a passenger, so please no panic.
As most of the time, I did travel with part of my photography gear, my thrusty Nikon D700 camera body, Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8 wide-angle and 24-70mm 2.8 lenses & the Canon G9 Compact camera.
During our stay in the land of beer and chocolate, we visited part of Beaufort 03, an open-air art exhibition consisting of contemporary installations along the 66 km Belgian coastline.
Personally I found the windsock installation of Daniel Buren, "Le Vent souffle ou il veut" on the beach of De Haan, one of the more interesting ones.
I'm not a big fan of the Architectural potpourri at the Belgian seaside, but managed to get some reasonable shots.
Just a few hundred meters further to the West, we found this 1955 lookout on one of the highest dunes in the area, The "Spioenkop".
Before heading inland again, we stopped for a drink at the Fort Napoleon, Oostende, one of the last remaining Forts from Napoleonic times (1811-1815). The restoration took five years (1995-2000).
I'll be back with a few more Belgian Architectural blogposts in the coming days...