The Begijnhof in Bruges used to be a place for nuns or unmarried women to stay safe and to find a place for work and retreat.
Today it is still a calm nice place next to a fine canal
Music for this picture:Wouter BEck: Fujara piece
The canals of Alkmaar provide nice views of the old town, including the architectural gem of the old Scale (Waag) with its nice market place for selling the famous cheese.
Music for this picture:Inessa Galante, Pergolesi:Se Tu M’ami(also an old film about alkmaar)
Inside the New Church in Delft, the burial place for the kings and quenns of the Netherlands. The ceiling is made of wood, many gravestones plaster the floor.
Music for this picture:
A Choral for a Solemn Occasion – Marc van Delft
A sunset view of Naarden, Netherlands with the river in front. Naarden is a nice town with calm streets and a nice church still surrounded by fortified walls.
Music:Kampen Boys Choir – How lovely are thy dwellings, J.Brahms
This is a rebuilt kitchen sccording to 1600 in the “Pelgrom” in Antwerp. The cellar is used as restaurant, the upper floor can be visited to catch an historic feeling.
Built in 1180 the Gravensteen in Gent was used as fortress,prison,factory and was sheduled to be demolished in the late 19th century. In 1885 the dungeon was restored and has been a museum ever since.
Wim Henderickx: Only Darkness And Shadows
I focussed on the wooden panels on the walls for this view inside Teyler’s museum in Haarlem.It’s a fine museum displaying works of art, science, history and nature.Here is the Homepage (instead of music)
Mons in Belgium is situated on a steep hill, here I climbe the town centre with the old beltower in the back. The brickwork of the houses is very nice!
The process I use consists mostly of editing a photograph in different ways, using Photoshop Elements, Luminance, and Foto sketcher (of which the last two are freeware)
The long canal in Damme, Belgium with the long aligning row of trees and the sea lillies made it a nice painting for me.
THis one is dedicated to Steve Gregory and his great support:
The tower of the cathedral in Dordrecht was never completed due to the swampy surrounding. Still the clock on the tower is very special and the bells sound impressively, the carillon is very good!
Dodrecht Improvisation No1 by Raimundas Eimontas