Weekly photo challenge: habit (Please read. It’s not what you think it is!)

This is my fifth participation in the Weekly photo challenge. This week’s theme is a habit. I had to take the other route on this one. Not that I don;t have any habits, but every time I think of a habit I think of smoking. Continue reading “Weekly photo challenge: habit (Please read. It’s not what you think it is!)”

Switzerland part II: Gruyères

Even if you are an American and know nothing about Europe (it’s not an insult. It just happens a lot), you might recognize this place’s name…From the supermarket…maybe….yeah? Got it? Continue reading “Switzerland part II: Gruyères”

Villers Abbey: open-air archeology

I hesitated a lot before making up my mind. I wasn’t sure whether black & white or color would do justice to the site best. I ended up picking B&W, but I’m still not sure of the result. Continue reading “Villers Abbey: open-air archeology”

La photo entre amis: mon quartier/my neighborhood

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. This month’s theme is: my neighborhood in 3 to 5 photos. Continue reading “La photo entre amis: mon quartier/my neighborhood”

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”