metro (renovate and walk away)

“can a man of perception respect himself at all?”

― fyodor dostoyevsky, notes from underground

walking away

walking away

cross the line

cross the line

walking away (again)

walking away (again)

lost shoes

lost shoes

dark and grimy

ticket, buy me?

lost directions

walk away

and find me

(kunst-wet, metro station, brüssel)


misty ambiguity

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue.”

– Rainer Maria Rilke




(EU Parliament, Elsene, Brussel)

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photography101: treasure

transitory treasure

transitory treasure

Treasure is transitory, illusory.

One person’s treasure is another person’s junk.

What was once treasured now gathers dust on the shelf, in the attic, basement, on the table at the flea market.

The real treasure is what we hold inside us.

The feelings we have, for people, places, times.

The memories and hopes that can never turn to dust.


(Canal side flea market, Brugge)

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photography101: weekend three

“There’s a red house over yonder,
That’s where my baby stays…”

– Jimi Hendrix

My homework for the weekend #photo101.

Monochromium Atomium.

With a dash of red.

(Atomium Brussel)

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photography101: landscape

“Trees are sanctuaries.
Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.

– Hesse

west vlandeeren

west vlandeeren

Trees snatched through the window of a speeding car.

Morning light.

Full of possibility.

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photography101: swarm

“Every select man strives instinctively for a citadel and a privacy, where he is free from the crowd, the many, the majority…”

― Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil


Mini-Europe, Bruparck, Brussel

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photography101: (second) mo(ve)ment

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

– Stephen King

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Catching a moment to read whilst the world rushes by.

This is a very experimental shot.

Rue Neuve, Brussel



architecture and morality

“Sealand forgets her friends
She’ll not leave them again
Mother, sister and home
These arms fail you so”

Sealand – OMD – “Architecture and Morality” – 1981




This place has quite a history.



photography101: architecture


Today’s challenge was to present architecture in mono.

Faced with a hectic day, the temptation to dig out an archive shot was strong, I have a large collection of such shots.

But…I wanted to enter into the spirit of things!

So, before leaving for work this morning, I stepped out into the rain and grabbed this grainy shot of the EU Parliament with my iPhone and then edited it with Silver Efex Pro.

I have featured this building, which is right outside my front door, in other posts and will again.

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