Cities

Photowalk @ Dunkerque

Dunkerque… Behind every corner there is a place with architectural buildings, old vessels, empty warehouses and Hong-Kong giant ship’s. A place that could serve as a movie location and a pleasant walk for photographers.

Rotterdam

Rotterdam at night.

Rotterdam, city of architecture. On a cold day, I went from Belgium to Rotterdam for some long-exposure shot’s. From buildings to bridges, illuminated with lights in all colors. Enjoy 🙂

 

Along the Belgian coast.

Went for a walk along our Belgian coast (Nieuwpoort) with some friends.

While we were waiting for the sunset that was not coming, I took these photos.

They were taken with my D7200 and the Nikon 16-80. I did not have any filter but used the multiple exposure setting in my camera. Some post processing was done in lightroom.

 

 

 

City of Wings – Ypres

This year the “City of Wings” in Ypres was again the place to be for street artists. The yearly festival is held in Ypres on the 8-9-10 of April and is one of the biggest promotion festivals for street artists. Also, every  year hundreds of photographers come to the festival to take photos of the artist scene, the public and the magical environment. Last year, one of my photos ended in the photo exhibition. More info of the yearly festival can be found here.

 

skatepark Stapelbäddsparken in Malmö (Sweden)

Stapelbäddsparken, skatepark in Malmö.

This 3000 square meter skatepark was build in 2005. Exclusively for skateboarding, no other activities allowed.

The turning torso in Malmö (Sweden)

The Turning Torso, a landmark in Malmö.

Recently I visited Malmö, where the Turning Torso rises up in the sky. The huge building is an architectural eyecatcher.

The Turning Torso is a residential skyscraper. With his 190 meters height it is the highest building in the Nordics.

krakow people

In the streets of Krakow…

Black and white series of photos taken during my stay in Krakow. A beautiful city, nice people. A couple of photos were taken in Kazimierz Jewish quarter and others were taken in the area around the main square. Krakow has everything for a good city trip.

 

In the streets of Paris.

 

Paris, a melting pot of cultures.

 

Paris, Place du Tertre.

The Place du Tertre is a square in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. Only a few streets away from Montmartre‘s Basilica of the Sacré Cœur and the Lapin Agile, it is the heart of the city’s elevated Montmartre quarter.

With it’s daily artists, it’s one of the most visited places in Paris.

Place du Tertre - montmartre

Place du Tertre – montmartre

Place du Tertre - Montmartre - Paris

Place du Tertre – Montmartre – Paris

Place du Tertre - Montmartre - Paris

Place du Tertre – Montmartre – Paris

Place du Tertre - Montmartre - Paris

Place du Tertre – Montmartre – Paris

Place du Tertre - Montmartre - Paris

Place du Tertre – Montmartre – Paris

Place du Tertre - Montmartre - Paris

Place du Tertre – Montmartre – Paris

Place du Tertre - Montmartre - Paris

Place du Tertre – Montmartre – Paris

Père Lachaise Cemetery

Trip to Paris, Père Lachaise Cemetery.

Père Lachaise Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Paris (44 hectares ).  It’s located on the Boulevard de Ménilmontant.

Père Lachaise is still an operating cemetery and accepting new burials. However, the rules to be buried in a Paris cemetery are rather strict: people may be buried in one of these cemeteries if they die in the French capital city or if they lived there.

Among them a long list of artists, musicians and other famous people from all over the world.

If you plan to visit this Cemetery, be sure to reserve a couple of hours. It’s huge !

The royal depot.

Build between 1904 and 1906 according to plans from architect Van Humbeek, the Royal Depot was destined for long-term storage of goods under the control of the government.
As soon as you enter the site your eyes are drawn to the left to a breathtaking example of industrial architecture, with an imposing façade.

At the outside, there a some small constructions left from this huge industrial site.

Cold days in Belgium.

Winter, the cold days have arrived in our country.  When summertime brings so many people, nowadays there is almost nobody to see. These photo’s are from today, one of those dark cold days.

Streetlights and playing with the exposure time.

Last week went walking in Ypres and took these photo’s. You can see some street views with long exposure time and

transformed some photo’s to black and white.  And of course use a tripod 🙂

 

Photo’s from latvia

When visiting Riga (Latvia) this year, I took some photo’s of not everyday buildings and views.

Here you can see a collection of them, going from the former KGB building to the city park.

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