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Friday, February 27, 2015

Travel theme - ENVIRONMENT

in response to Ailsa's Travel theme - ENVIRONMENT

reducing one's carbon footprint

Weekly Photo Challenge - REWARD

Thursday's Special - RESTORATION

The Grand-Place (Brussels) is on the list of World Heritage of the UNESCO. Since 5 May 2014, the facades of the house numbers 1 to 7 have been restored.

The works are necessary to preserve the reputation and prestige of the square. The main steps are the following:

  • placement of the scaffolding, the fences and decorative canvas
  • cleaning of the facades by means of a rotating hydropneumatic pressure beam so as not to damage the brick
  • repair and/or replacement of the exterior bricks and the carved elements
  • new facade joints
  • restoration of the woodwork and joinery
  • gilding and polychrome works
  • protection of the facades (making them water resistant)

  • (source Wikipedia)

  • Sunday, February 22, 2015

    Cee's ODD BALL challenge (08)

    Venice Carnival in the Marolles (Brussels)

    From February 21 to 22 2015 from 2 pm on, the Marolles was decorated with the traditional Venetian formal wear. With masks, hats, and grandiose fabrics, the “Belles et Beaux” Carnival was calm and elegant. From Place de la Chapelle to Rue Blaes over to Rue Haute, the cortege gave the Marolles an Italian air.

    BW Sunday - QUIET

    in response to Paula's BW Sunday - QUIET

    Bench series - February BW

    in response to Jude's Bench series - February BW - (08)

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    1 word challenge - SAFFRON

    in response to Jennifer's 1 word challenge - SAFFRON

    Tuesdays of TEXTURE

    in response to Tuesdays of TEXTURE (08)

    looks scarier than it is :-) :
    they climb along the lower part of the building (under the windows)
     Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History, Brussels

    Bouldering is a form of rock climbing that is performed without the use of ropes or harnesses. While it can be done without any equipment whatsoever, most climbers use climbing shoes to help secure footholds, chalk to keep their hands dry, and bouldering mats to prevent injuries from falls. Unlike free solo climbing, which is also performed without ropes, bouldering problems (the path that a climber takes in order to complete the climb) are usually less than 6 meters
    (source Wikipedia)

    Friday, February 13, 2015


    in response to Ailsa's Travel Theme TRANSFORMATION

    a candle that transforms into abstract art

    Marble candle
    Marble Candle®  is a registered, Finnish, handmade design product which is manufactured with over 30 years experience.

    When burning they glow brightly in several tones of marble. Additionally after burning for several hours the candles will open up like a flower forming a magnificent work of art.


    A Photo a Week - SMOOTH

    in response to Nancy's A Photo a Week -  SMOOTH

    Belgacom Towers, Brussels, Belgium

    Weekly Photo Challenge - SYMMETRY

    Kinderdijk, Netherlands