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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,a grandmothe and 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, January 7, 2010

Winter Sepia Scenes at Bokrijk Park



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Bokrijk Museum park is always a beautiful place to shoot pictures, but when Mother Nature cooperates and decorates the park with a thin layer of snow, it becomes a decor for Anton Pieck prints. Perfect for sepia pictures.








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Suburban Girl said...

Lovely collection of photos. Sepia makes things so interesting sometimes. Gives it that old feel. I love the new photo in your header too. Taken from a distance like it is gives it that stunning factor. Looking forward to checking out the 365 project...I decided not to go for that myself as I would feel to pressured!

Robin said...

Hurray, I can finally comment again. For several days the cursor hasn't appeared in the comment box for me, leaving me sadly unable to comment on your beautiful photos.

I love this series, historical recreations are such a great choice for sepia, a real natural fit, and these are wonderfully done.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Oh so lovely. You have inspired me to get out of doors with my camera again. I haven't done that in ever so long. It's really cold here!

Wanda..... said...

Thanks for the memories these brought me Jientje! Around 12 years old, I corresponded with a penpal in the Neatherlands, who sent me similar photos.

moneythoughts said...

Thanks for the pictures Jientje.

James said...

Perfect is right. These look like they were taken years ago. They really are wonderful shots.

Pat said...

These are all gorgeous, but I think my favorite is the windmill shot. I love the angle of it - it's very inviting.

Unknown said...

Beautiful. I love the thatched roof.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful shots! I like the first one best but it's a tough choice. The first image is composed so well!!

Karen said...

Just have to comment on your beautiful photographs. They just pull me in. All of them.

Melli said...

How cute! A little bird house for Mary!

maryt/theteach said...

Jientje, I love the pinkish tone of your gorgeous sepia shots! Your heading is amazing too! :)

Unknown said...

Amazing once again...hmmm my favorite...the windmill....I want to come visit....

Brenda said...

Love these pictures. Looks like you really enjoy doing this.

Jientje said...

@ Rebecca : I don't call that pressure. It gives me a REASON to pick up that camera, and the comments and the support I get out of it are very stimulating. I'm having fun!
@ Robin : Bokrijk and sepia go well together, and the snow adds that little extra.
@ hip chick : Well, it's cold here too, but the sky is blue and that makes all the difference!
@ Wanda : It's a small world isn't it? I had pen pals in the States!
@ moneythoughts : I'(m glad you like them!
@ James : Thank you!
@ Pat: I love windmills, anywhere.
@ LceeL : It's beautiful, I agree.
@ awarewriter : Yes, I think that IS the best one.
@ Karen: Thank you!
@ Melli : Tiny little "chapels" for Maria are everywhere, not only in the museum park.
@ maryt/theteach : You have a great eye for color Mary.
@ Linda Higgins :You're welcome. Anytime!
@ Brenda : I do!

Loree said...

Oh my goodness, how absolutely beautiful.

The Retired One said...

OOOOOOOooooo, that windmill photo!

Nancy Bea Miller said...

What a wonderful collection of photos! They look just right in Sepia too. I'll be back to visit your little piece of blog heaven again! ;-)

Kathy said...

I should try sepia it does look amazing, Your photos are perfect to begin with though. I love the thatched roof with the snow. I am off to London at the end of Jan and want to see it covered in snow, but, then again I don't haha. The kids are having a horrible time getting to work. Kathy.

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