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Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

For once, don’t look at the first picture but look at the picture. This photograph is not so interesting but the painting is. I saw ‘Judgment of Cambyses’ by Gerard David when I was about 6, and it haunted me forever. I didn’t know about its content. It depicts the live skinning of a corrupt […]

Hesitant Weather

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Alternate sunny and rainy conditions on part of the 60 Km long belgian coastline… Part of an ongoing project called ‘This is not Belgium’. See HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE or HERE P.S.: Heading back to Phnom Penh this Thursday…

From The Old Negatives…

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Summertime is sifting through the old negatives to find unedited photographs and scanning time. For me at least… These might end up in ‘This is not Belgium’. Or maybe not. Part of an ongoing project called ‘This is not Belgium’. See HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE or HERE

Murmurs In The Flanders

Monday, July 28th, 2014

The small city of Veurne turned very quiet for a couple of hours yesterday. The annual religious procession of penitents floated through streets lined with people sitting silently on chairs or whispering to each other on cafe terraces. The only sound comes from fake Roman soldiers hitting the street with their javelin or by young […]

Carnivorous Know-How..

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

The yearly agriculture fair is taking place again in Libramont. One of the biggest of its kind in Europe, it attracts over 200,000 visitors enjoying the food (i.e. mostly meat), the tractors and machines designed for giants and endless wheat fields, the breeders’ competitions exhibiting ‘Blanc Bleu Belge’ bulls scoring more than 1,300kg, pigs with […]

Celebrating The End Of A Revolution…

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Belgium celebrates its existence on July 21st. On that day in 1831, Leopold Saxe-Cobourg swore allegiance to the constitution and became the first king of Belgium, putting an end to a revolution and institutionalising a de facto independence gained from the Netherlands after rioters were joined by opera goers (shortened version of Belgian history). And […]

No Changes…

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

The ‘Foire du Midi’ or ‘Zuidfoor’, an annual fair located in the center of the city of Brussels has been going on since 1885, a few days before the celebrations of the Belgian Independence Day, allowing all those who cannot afford to go on a holiday to enjoy some entertainment. Besides bigger and scarier attractions, […]

Updated Website

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

My website was updated with the latest photographs for the ‘This is not Belgium’ story that I am still working on (after 30+ years…). Check out all the photographs HERE. Work in progress… Check out the other ‘This is not Belgium’ series as well.