Celebrating the Belgian “Week of the Woods”

Celebrating the Belgian “Week of the Woods”

Vandaag keren we eventjes terug naar de roots van deze blog. Terug naar een tijd waarin ‘Photography’ nog een aparte categorie in mijn menuutje was en de experimentjes met mijn toen gloednieuwe Nikon D3100 nog niet anoniem verdwenen waren in de grote nietszeggende noemer ‘Lifestyle’ (eerlijk is eerlijk). Terug naar een duister, ver verleden waarin ik nog in het Nederlands schreef en dat met zoveel fouten deed dat ik er een grammar nazi volgeling aan overhield. Een verleden zo duister en zo ver dat Google het intussen verwijderd heeft en ik ben er nooit meer in …
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A Roadtrip To Luxemburg

A Roadtrip To Luxemburg

After our exams in June, my friend K and I got the crazy idea to drive to the south of the country and just see where we’d end up. K had almost never been there and had made a short bucket list. I on the other hand know the region well and told her I could guide her around. My grandparents have a caravan in Trois-Ponts and all we knew was that we were going to sleep there. On our first night we went to see the waterfalls (which is a big word for what they actually are) …
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Open garden days at Hex Castle

Open garden days at Hex Castle

      The Flemish province of Limburg is to me, without doubt, the most beautiful of all. Spread unevenly through  the hilly landscape are large estates and castles, such as the beautiful domain of Hex. After exploring the Haspengouw region in May, I subscribed to a newsletter to inform me about other fun events and the first email I received included an invitation to the open garden days. I’m a girl and I love castles, so I knew I had to be there. I marked the September dates in my agenda, and used the two months …
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Christmas in Brussels

Christmas in Brussels

Brussels is a city that really had to grow on me. With Antwerp no more than a single bus ride away, I too often left Brussels aside. It was that city we always would always visit on school field trips, but apart our one hour of free play inside the natural history museum we never got to do much exploring. It’s only since the start of this school year that Brussels has become a favorite one-day getaway location for us. Only 40 minutes from Antwerp, my boyfriend and I get to enjoy a city walk past new sights &…
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The Antwerp City Gardens

The Antwerp City Gardens

              You might remember my post about saturation (cleverly called “I can’t get no saturation”) last year, where I posted a pathetic two photos of a small trip we made to the city gardens. Shame on me. So when we were in Antwerp to clean up K’s apartment last week, I decided it was time to get the camera out again and see how my beloved flowers were doing. To say that they were doing great would be an understatement. They seem to have multiplied, and so did …
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Beautiful Haspengouw

Beautiful Haspengouw

    Imagine a land, with nothing but blooming trees and little lambs frolicking through immense fields of dandelions and grass. Imagine sunshine and happy faces. Kids with ice cream on the tips of their nose, running around you while you’re trying to keep your balance so you don’t drop your camera. Imagine Belgium. Last week I was watching the weather forecast, a rarity, when the weatherman mentioned Haspengouw, the fruit region in the east of Belgium. He had me glued to the screen with his pictures or acres of blooming fruit trees and …
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