La photo du mois: Qu’évoque pour vous l’océan?

This is my twenty-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 “What does the ocean make you think of”? Continue reading “La photo du mois: Qu’évoque pour vous l’océan?”

The Bridge: the famous and infamous structure

The Golden Gate Bridge is famous all over the world for its vibrant colors. It’s also, unfortunately, known for the somewhat high suicides rates due to people jumping from it. And then, there are things that people don’t necessarily know about the bridge… Continue reading “The Bridge: the famous and infamous structure”

Weekly photo challenge: horizon

This is my third participation in the Weekly photo challenge. This week’s theme is horizon. Continue reading “Weekly photo challenge: horizon”

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”