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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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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Almost Sepia … and a Door…

Is it a Window Views or a Sepia Scenes? Or both?

I mean, it’s almost a sepia, it has a door … as well as lots of windows.
And it’s definitely grainy. Sorry for that.


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I photographed this gallery at the Franciscan Monastery in Washington DC.

A peaceful hidden place which is usually what I prefer to see when I travel or visit a town.
I mean, I can find the White House on Google Images, can’t I?
Besides … they’d never allow me to take pictures in there.

Franciscan Monastery Washington 2
But there were lots and lots of photo opportunities inside the monastery when we took the guided tour…

Franciscan Monastery Washington

… as well as outside.

Click the links to find more Sepia Scenes and more Window Views.

20 comments:

quilly said...

This monastery is beautiful. I hope I someday get to see it.

Rebecca said...

I love that courtyard! Nice pics.

hip chick said...

Oh I think the graininess adds to the photo. I honestly don't think it would be as good without it. I love the way that you have captured even the detail of the swirls on the columns. Great photo.

Wanda said...

The graininess made it resemble a print in a large oversized 65 year old Bible I have of my Mother's. Loved your photos Jientje.

moneythoughts said...

I agree the grainy photo is very nice. I like the feeling it gives. All the other pictures are nice too.

Loree said...

What a bueatiful monastery. It looks so peaceful.

LceeL said...

Grainy schmainy. It's gorgeous. As are the rest.

kaye said...

positively inspiring

Linda Higgins said...

Wow I have been to D.C. many times when my daughter lived in Maryland and I have never seen this monastery! I will have to go there for sure next visit. I loved the old world looking picture. I also loved the abstract pics of the light house and the light! So beautiful and colorful! Are you getting ready for the Christmas Holiday and New Year? I wish I were ready! Next year.....uh huh...next year will be different LOl.

Joyce said...

My son lives close to DC so when we visit we go often but I have never been to this monastary but am asking him to put this wonderful tour on our next trip to the DC area. Beautiful photos. Merry Christmas.
Joyce

Melli said...

Isn't that wonderful that people who never knew it was there are now anxious to visit it! It is a little known treasure... I enjoyed sharing it with you.

Leora said...

A pretty place, this monastery. Is it interesting to be taught about a place a 4 hour drive from my home by someone who lives across the ocean? I'm fond of the gray cat.

Eve said...

You seem to find the most beautiful buildings and grounds wherever you go. I enjoyed those pictures. Thanks for showing me a part of the US that I will never see.

Robin said...

Grainy perhaps, but I love the perspective in that first shot. The monastary looks like a wonderful place to explore, camera in hand.

Gattina said...

Looks like a beautiful place ! I would like to see the white house although I know you can't take any pictures there, just by curiosity !
We have a lot of snow here !

NicoleB said...

That's a gorgeous place and beautiful pictures. Love the treatment of the first shot. Poster perfect!

ruma2008 said...

Thank you for showing the work which was full of the emotion.

From the Far East.
Greetings.

maryt/theteach said...

jientje, your photos are exquisite..We have a place here in NYC called the Cloisters which looks very much like your monestery and is an opportunity for such picture-taking! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

maryt/theteach said...

monastery...

The Retired One said...

These are gorgeous photos! I LOVE seeing places thru our lenses!!

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