Begijnhof Bruges

bruggebegijnhofThe 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

Alkmaar, old scale

alkmaarwaag

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)

Naarden

naarden

 

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

In Mons

mons

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)