Bijloke Site

So Ghent has a lot of historical (and gorgeous) places, and in some of those places you can see new and modern elements, while still conserving the historical buildings. The Bijloke-site is one of those places. Take the journey with me from the middle ages to the twentyfirst century with these pictures. And let’s just pretend it wasn’t raining that day ;-).

 

P.S.: I’ve made a non-horsey post so now I feel free to have the next 10 posts very horse-related.

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Duinbergen

Lately I’ve been super busy (which I don’t like), but seeing that I was in Duinbergen yesterday and today, I took a 5 minute break of all the business to walk to the beach (which I do like), and take some pictures (which I like even more obviously)

Duinbergen

Duinbergen

Duinbergen

I really love the architecture in Duinbergen, there are so many great and romantic houses. It used to be a small town where rich families built there holiday homes, but seeing that everyone wanted an apartment with an ocean view, it got bombed with awful apartment buildings in the 70’s an 80’s.

Duinbergen

Duinbergen

Duinbergen

Yesterday I spent the night in one of those great houses, with an amazing bathroom. And off course I had to take a bath in that tub. Soaked over an hour. Huge tub. Big plus.

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Been feeling uninspired, so I couldn’t come up with a title for these pictures. I took them in Ghent, in or from the staircase of an apartment building. What title would you give this post? Let me know!

Apartment building in Ghent

Apartment building in Ghent

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More graffiti

Another building at the Port of Ghent, covered in graffiti. Love it! The fact that an artist left three empty bottles of spray paint there was just great, made for some interesting shots (remember the one with the extra model).

Graffiti covered building at the Port of Ghent

Graffiti covered building at the Port of Ghent

Graffiti covered building at the Port of Ghent

Graffiti covered building at the Port of Ghent

Graffiti covered building at the Port of Ghent

Graffitia covered building at the Port of Ghent

 

Just a side note on the ‘Growing up’-post of yesterday, I did not expect that post to get much response. I didn’t have much to say, the pictures weren’t my best, so I wasn’t sure if I should even post it or not. Turns out it’s one of my most liked posts! Funny how that goes doesn’t it?

Growing up

Saw this house recently were ivy almost completely covered the facade. I’m totally pro ivy-covering, what about you guys?

facade covered by ivy

facade covered by ivy

Tonight I’m going to a practice of a dog school that specializes in dog frisbee, to take pictures off course. I’m so looking forward to it, so check in later on this week if you want to see the result!

Looking out for you

I’ve realized that this blog has helped me a lot in my journey to become a good photographer. Like today for example, I’m tired, but I want to blog consistently so got myself together and turned on my laptop. But also, I keep thinking about what to post next too, which pushes me to take a lot of pictures and practice.

A while back I went to the cemetery here in Lokeren (if you missed that post, click here), but I didn’t post all my pictures at once. There’s a series of statues looking over a grave, which gave me a feeling of security.

Statue at the cemetery in Lokeren

Statue at the cemetery in Lokeren

Statue at the cemetery in Lokeren

Statue at the cemetery in Lokeren

 

Statue at the cemetery in Lokeren

Heart not to smile

At the Port of Ghent someone painted these hearts on each corner of a dozen jetty’s (is that the right word?). I think it’s these little things that give a city character and I’m all for it!

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Take me for a ride

I saw this van recently and loved what it’s owner did with it. It made me wonder what kind of person he or she was, what do you think? Would you guess that he is a long haired hippy or a younger and creative girl with a passion for street art? Let me know!

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Fountain

I don’t think this post needs much words. These pictures show a fountain that’s lighted with colorful lights. And. I. Love. It.

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The image above is actually the background on my blog, fyi

 

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Fair-Fun

As promised, a more joyful post :-).

Every year a big fair comes to Ghent, and for me this was the perfect opportunity to play around with shutter speed. I also love the contrast between the more historical buildings and the neon lights.

Don’t know why but gimp refuses to open images with bulb shutter speed so no editing and Point Of View Photography-logo on some. Who knows why this is?

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