Sunday, April 30, 2006
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Monday, April 17, 2006
I hope you enjoyed this virtual trip through Durbuy. There is a lot more to see, a lot more to discover – like beer and gaufres (or waffles as they are known) – and picturesque details can be found at every doorstep.
Happy Easter Monday everyone.
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Sunday would be the day for a grand picture, like the Castle of the Counts of Ursel, built in the 11th century. Yet I’ll keep the picture light and spring-y, and who wants to see the Castle, can click here.
Saturday, April 15, 2006
We decided to start with the Tourism Office, where you can find information on the city as well as the region. An impressive number of activities are on offer, amongst them lots of nature and gastronomic walks.
Friday, April 14, 2006
Well, first and foremost it is the smallest city in the world. Durbuy was oficially recognized as a city in 1331 and is today a very touristic yet incredibly beautifully preserved city. Enjoy the visit.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Keeping in the spirit of Belgium and the love for cartoons: the current campaign on garbage bins to keep Brussels clean. Everyone is a winner.
A funny anecdote to go with this picture: while taking it, two children (age 7 to 10) approached me asking 'Madame, vous etes journaliste?'. Totally flattered by the 'journalist' reaction. Still have to decide how I feel about the 'Madame' :)
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
I posted before on the love of Belgians for cartoons - from walls and more walls to BD (bande dessines/ cartoon strips).
Then a 'request' came from Karine in Buenos Aires: can I find anything on TinTin and Milou? Well ... there was no wall cartoon to be found, but in the right coner of the picture you can see your favorites. And for a closer look - voila!
Monday, April 10, 2006
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Saturday, April 08, 2006
Friday, April 07, 2006
Back to literature and the writings of Marguerite Yourcenar, hidden steps and corners reveal more quotes from her L'Oeuvre Au Noir. Like this one for example. A close-up can be seen here.
By now we have been 'visiting' the Egmont Park for three days. If not too tired, there is more to be discovered. So please let me know if you are ready for more. A hint: there is still the Egmont Palace...
Thursday, April 06, 2006
I loved taking pictures of this statue. With the sun, spring in the air, and the silence of the park you could almost hear him wisper "You see, ... , when the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies."
And like this, the magic of the Egmont Park made me believe in fairies for one day. Details of the statue can be seen here and here.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Egmont Park day II: at the entrance of the Egmont Park, if you look down on your right you will see this glass square on the ground.
If you look closer, you will read a passage from the L'Oeuvre Au Noir by Marguerite Yourcenar : La route plate, bordee de peupliers, étirait devant eux un fragment du libre univers. The straight road, bordered by poplars, opened in front of them a fragment of the free universe.
And the journey continues ...
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Every corner of the park brings with it a new discovery and hereby I invite you to join me for a stroll through the Egmont Park...