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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother, not a grandmother,I don't know if I'll ever be, but I'll let you know in due time! Oh and um ... I am a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Weekly Winners, Bokrijk Museum Park





Let me take you





on a journey





back



in time.





Life is good here,








peaceful.




Authentic.







Every little detail ...







A scarecrow in the garden,
now doesn't that make you smile?








Every little detail....








Like I said ...






every detail is old and authentic.

All the pictures were taken last Sunday at Bokrijk Museum Park, one of my favourite places for a photo walk.

Find more Weekly Winners at Sarcastic Mom's.





Summer Stock Sunday




Welcome to the brand spanking new Summer Stock Sunday. Each week, beginning at midnight Saturday night Israel time, 5pm EST, we'll be sharing our quintessential summertime photos. So what says summer to you? Is it the pool? The beach? A backyard barbecue? A comfy old pair of flip-flops? Whatever summertime looks like in your corner of the world this is the place to come share it - put up your post and then come add your link to Mr. Linky. Visiting other participants is encouraged, after all, sharing is what blogging is all about.

This meme is kicking off today at Robin's Around the Island.


That's why I'm submitting these bonus pictures.
Visiting Bokrijk Park is most certainly something fun to do on a Summer Sunday ...

There is so much to see, and so much to learn. This for instance is the beekeeper at work in his garden, and making an old fashioned bee hive.







25 comments:

Robin said...

What a wonderful place. I love visiting historic recreations. They really make history come alive, and they've always got such great photo ops too.

(By the way, Summer Stock Sunday kicks off today :-).)

Thom said...

My Belgian Bombshell this is wonderful. I love the picnic table the best I must say. The cow and the old man are good runners up. Great Weekly Winners...I love it. :) Aloha my friend

Robin said...

I love the two new photos you've added, especially that second one. You've captured such a sense of movement and purpose. Thanks so much for joining Summer Stock Sunday.

quilly said...

Oj I love these photos! I do have to say though, I think that scarecrow is missing a bit more than just his brain!

I could while away the hours
Conferrin' with the flowers,
Consultin' with the rain.
All the thoughts that I'd be thinkin'
I could be another Lincoln,
If I only had a brain.

Leora said...

My husband loves visiting these old fashioned places. You bring out the charm with your lovely photos.

Tara R. said...

The Museum Park is wonderful, so serene and beautiful. The shutter photo is my favorite.

This Eclectic Life said...

Your photos are so beautiful that they inspire me! I've never seen an "old fashioned bee hive."
Where's my camera--I have to go try to get "artsy" with my photos!

Melli said...

Oh Jientje! These are wOnderful! I always thought BEES made old fashioned bee hives ... but now I know different! I love the shot of him working on it -- and also the woman going back in the house... these are just great!

Avril said...

Fantastic photos!!! Love them all! That beehive looks interesting - would love to see the finished product - like the capture of movement.

Smoochiefrog said...

Love that first shot. It's neat how they do towns like that.

Dianne said...

the photo of the hand is so beautiful!
touching and strong

Ellie said...

Thank you so much. You made me miss my grandma's village. The other day I was talking to my husband - I wish to retire in the old house there and grow chicken and tomatoes.

Thorne said...

These are some simply stunning photos! I love every one of them!

Hootin' Anni said...

All....all of them, beautiful. I like when you stated everything is authentic. Just picture perfect.

Nessa said...

Great pictures. You really captured the place and time. I would love to live "in the olden days" if i wouldn't miss a warm bath.

Melissa said...

Your blog is like being in Heaven. The pictures bring me such peace and they are truly so beautiful.

Thank you for the journey.

Love Melissa

Rebecca said...

I'm sold!

merrymishaps said...

Wow, very cool! I love the wall with the shutter, and the close-up of the chain. Great colors!

Terri said...

These are just glorious! What a wonderful place to shoot photos, and you captured some lovely scenes. Nice work!

Mama said...

Hello Jeintje, you blog is gorgeous and photographs stunning, we have been to Brussels, Brugge and Antwerp and loved every minute of it, your photos took me back again, happy Monday, Kathy.

Jientje said...

@ Robin: Oops!! I forgot! Hang in there, be right back!
@ Thom: Thanks! But um ... where do you see a COW? I thought I had photographed a lamb, but hey, it's just me, you know? LOL!
@ Robin: You're welcome!
@ Quilly: I love the poem, that's a great find!
@ Leora: So do I!
@ Tara: Thanks, I like that one too!
@ This eclectic life: Yes, grab your camera, and work with it! This Weekly Winners meme was the start of my photography in the first place!
@ It was fascinating to see how the man made them from scratch, with simple natural materials.
@ Avril: Yes, that one came out great, I agree.
@ Smoochiefrogs: well, this "town" is very unique, at least I think so!
@ Dianne: One of my favourites too!
@ Ellie: I miss my grandmother's house too, so many nice memories. But the Park is a great substitute!
@ Thorne: Thanks!
@ Hootin' Anni: The authenticity even in the slightest little detail is what I like about this place so much!
@ Nessa: Yes, I'm sure it was not all wine and roses, back then!
@ Melissa: Heaven can be anywhere. It's just for us to see it. I'm glad you found it here.
@ Rebecca: Heehee!
@ merrymishaps: I love shutters, and especially details of them!
@ Terri: My favourite place, and I went back yesterday to capture even more!
@ Mama: Welcome! And thanks.

Thom said...

Crap...that's what I meant to type...my fat fingers LOL...How in the hell did I make that mistake...pffft...love the add ons by the way. The hands of the working...very nice :) Oh yeah, I was just making sure you read my comment...it was a test... ROFLMAO

Jientje said...

@ Thom: Excuses, excuses!! I always read your comments!! Loved this one! ROFL!!

Daryl said...

Great pix!

Glennis said...

Living history! A beekeeper making a special old hive,from rushes and reeds, how fantastic,hope the bees appreciate all that labour of love.
All the photos are very interesting, I enjoyed them all.

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