Belgium

Graffiti art and street artists.

Every city, every urban place has mostly 1 thing in common, they all have some places and streets were you can find graffiti. From little tags around the corner to pieces of art.

I went for a walk in Belgium to find some of those pieces, some were also taken from my last trip to Lisbon. Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

The old shoe factory.

Yesterday I went to an abandoned shoe factory, located in Belgium. What was once a huge shoe factory was now a place taken by nature. You can find the last shoes that did not make it to the store…

Also signs of the first computers were found in the factory. In the coming week, this place will be completely demolished. So these photos are the last witnesses.

The laundry house

Last week I visited an abandoned building that was used as a flax dry and wash place. It was left alone since a couple of years. After entering the building, there was a view from the first floor on an old Mercedes that was fighting against time and decay. I took the photos in HDR, with some post-processing. This old factory is located in Flanders, in the region where once the textile industry was booming business.

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.

 

 

 

FACTS, one of the biggest sci-fi, anime and comic festivals in the Benelux.

F.A.C.T.S. – may the force be with you…

FACTS is one of the biggest comics, sci fi and anime event in the Benelux. It’s yearly event in Ghent where every character come to life. A meeting place for cosplay. (cosplay = costume play, where people wear costumes and accessories to represent a character from a game or movie). One thing is for sure, it’s a good place to take a photo !

If you want more photo’s, there is a lot more on my Flickr page : click here

Castle of Beauvoorde in West of Flanders - Kasteel van Beauvoorde.

Somewhere in Belgium, there is a beautiful castle…

Located in Beauvoorde, this is one of the most beautiful castles. It was built in 1408 and after it was buried down it was rebuild in 1617. In 1875 a new owner, Arthur Merghelynck, undertook an extensive restoration. The interior fittings and furnishings inside it today date from Merghalynck’s time. The castle was promoted to historic monument status in 1987. It’s still possible to visit this castle, also the park around the castle is worth visiting. There is even a special program for children to visit this castle with activities 🙂 so when you are around, must visit.

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.