Sunday, October 1, 2017

Paardendag Oud-Heverlee 2017

Op zondag 17 september vond de Paardendag weer plaats in Oud-Heverlee.
Veel te veel interessante shows en demonstraties om alles in beeld te kunnen brengen.
Ik moet toegeven dat ik zo geboeid was door sommige demonstraties dat ik soms vergat om naar de andere piste te trekken.

Weer uitstekend georganiseerd door de steeds enthousiaste Marijke Stassen met steun van Loes Van den Heuvel.

Klik op bovenstaande foto van de organisatoren om de foto's te bekijken.




Sunday, March 26, 2017

Brno

I realise I've been neglecting this blog lately.
Therefore, a number of new articles with photographs taken over the last months.

Went to Brno in the Czech Republic recently on a business trip. Very nice city with some impressive culture.
Although I didn't have that much time for sight seeing, I did take a walk in the park surrounding Hrad Spilberk (missing a number of accents there but you get the picture). This fortress was very close to the Hotel I was staying in.

As ever, click on a photograph to get more on my home page.


Romus & Remulus


Brno architecture

Cathedral of Saint Peter & Paul

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Arboretum Wespelaar 2

On 13 November we want for the last visit to the Arboretum this year. There's a winter stop now.

First we had lunch at De Maritime.



Then we hopped on our bikes again and enjoyed a lovely stroll amongst the trees.





This is one of our favourite captures of the day.





Imagine yourself on that bench there.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Arboretum Wespelaar

After our walk through the Haachts Broek nature reserve 2 weekends ago, we went and got ourselves a subscription for the Wespelaar Arboretum.

This is a gigantic Arboretum garden, started by Philippe de Spoelberch from the (rather) famous and very rich de Spoelberch family (who own a significant part of the Inbev beer empire).

The light was magic and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously.

Arboretum Wespelaar

The arboretum houses many very rare trees. There are even species not found in the wild anymore. The fall colours were wonderful.

Arboretum Wespelaar

Arboretum Wespelaar

Arboretum Wespelaar

Arboretum Wespelaar

Arboretum Wespelaar

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Haachts Broek

With the marvellous fall weather we're having lately, long nature walks are so invigorating. Last weekend, we went for a long walk through the nature reserve 'Haachts Broek' and we certainly weren't disappointed.

Still cool

In one of the meadows inside the reserve, we found some company.

Big poppa

Sweet

The fall colours are amazing to behold.

Here comes the sun

Fall tapestry

Clicking on any photograph above brings you to the gallery.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

A day trip to Antwerp

End of July, on one of the last days of our summer vacation, we went on a day trip to Antwerp.
We went by train as you can buy a combo ticket with access to the Antwerp Zoo.

Off to Antwerp

Greeted by the penguins

Planetree

We focused on new additions such as the renewed aquarium and the Grand Caffee ;-)

On the look-out

Shark!

After the Zoo we went to have cocktail at Jones & Co before having some fine Italian food at Da Giovanni.

Jones & Co


Friday, July 29, 2016

BBQ with friends

We recently had a nice BBQ with some friends. It lasted until way into the night and we ignited a wood fire to try and keep the mosquitos away.
As I'm reading a book on black & white photography by David J. Nightingale, I decided to convert the people shots.