La photo du mois: les formes géométriques

This is my sixty-fourth participation in the “photo of the month” challenge. Since this is a French-speaking group, I put the translation below. On the 15th of every month, bloggers from all over the world post a photo on a predetermined subject. This month’s topic is “geometric shapes.” Continue reading “La photo du mois: les formes géométriques”

La photo du mois: silence

This is my forty-first participation in the “photo of the month” challenge. Since this is a French-speaking group, I put the translation below. On the 15th of every month, bloggers from all over the world post a photo on a predetermined subject. This month’s topic is “silence.” Continue reading “La photo du mois: silence”

La photo du mois: orange

This is my twenty-fifth participation in the “photo of the month” challenge. Since this is a French-speaking group, I put the translation below. On the 15th of every month, bloggers from all over the world post a photo on a predetermined subject. This month’s topic is “orange”? Continue reading “La photo du mois: orange”

Switzerland part I: Lausanne

I visited Heidi’s country a few weeks ago, and this is what I came back with. I’ve been there countless times for part of my family lives there. Continue reading “Switzerland part I: Lausanne”

La photo entre amis: contraste / contrast

La photo entre amis is a small Facebook photo group that a friend and I just started. Each one of us gets his/her turn to pick a theme. The theme being treated here is:contrast (not light contrast). Continue reading “La photo entre amis: contraste / contrast”

Liège: Gare des Guillemins

It’s hard to believe the train station shown below, Gare des Guillemins, was first built in 1842. Well, that might just be because this train station was recently renovated (2009) into a state-of-the-art facility. In fact, it might just be the most modern train station in Belgium. It took about 10 years to renovate and build it. The architecture is so unique that people travel to this station just to take pictures. Continue reading “Liège: Gare des Guillemins”

Basilica of Koekelberg (part III): the outside by night

This is the second post in a series of three or four. Click here to see photos of the outside of the Basilica by day. Click here to see photos of the edifice inside. Here you’ll see pictures of the outside of the National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg at night. Continue reading “Basilica of Koekelberg (part III): the outside by night”

Basilica of Koekelberg (part II): the inside

This is the second post in a series of three or four. Click here to see photos of the outside of the Basilica. Here you’ll see pictures of the inside of the National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg with its stained-glass windows, confessionals, candles, etc. -and even some memorabilia including postcards. Continue reading “Basilica of Koekelberg (part II): the inside”

Basilica of Koekelberg (part I): the outside by day

Here is a building I’ve seen my whole life. It’s such an emblem in Brussels, and yet I find it so ugly. No offense but I really don’t like it -at all. However, I see it differently now that I’ve spent so many hours around it, inside of it… during the day…and at night. Having lived in San Francisco, it just reminds me everyday that some art deco can be beautiful (like the Golden Gate Bridge), and some can be just awful (like the National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg). Continue reading “Basilica of Koekelberg (part I): the outside by day”