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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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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chipped Paint and Broken Windows


There is something about ruins, barns and old abandoned farmhouses that I love. I think rotten wood, chipped paint and broken windows can be very photogenic. When we came across this one, I just had to investigate a little closer.









Colleen said...

I love the close up of the window and the color of the shutters.

Suburban Girl said...

You and me both girl! Did you peek in the window? :)

Wanda..... said...

That's a little more chipped paint and broken windows...than I expected, Jientje! It has a special beauty and loads of different textures. The window pane broke in a perfect curved arch!

moneythoughts said...

I love what you do with perspective and color. Very nice. The last photo could make a beautiful painting. It is already a beautiful photograph.

Robynn's Ravings said...

I COMPLETELY agree with you, Jientje. I love the light play and shadow in this, the textures, the tactile feeling you brought out. I love the history it conjures up, the feeling of time gone by, and the curtain in the window? That could be the cover of book. Very inviting, mysterious, and ominous all at the same time. I really liked this one!

Avril said...

I agree - ruins are amazing with different textures and colours. Just a little sad though knowing that the building was once in it's prime and is now forgotten and empty

Unknown said...

Oh, to live somewhere where even abandoned houses have curtains in the windows.

kayerj said...

what a great old building

Susanne said...

There is beauty in it, isn't there. I always wonder who lived or worked in the places. Around here photographers like to photograph weddings or grads in their full dress against old buildings. It looks really cool.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Love the tired old window with dainty curtain showing through. Really great shot!
They all are!

James said...

I love it!
This is my kind of place for picture taking. I've been taking pictures of old places too.

Becky said...

The stories that place could tell. Chipped paint describes some of my windows.

Loree said...

It takes a true artist to bring forth the beauty of abandonded places. My favourite is the close up of the window with the lace curtain.

The French Bear said...

I love these photos!!!!! Love them!!
Margaret B

A Lady's Life said...

I also love the curtain in the window. Gives you the feeling it was a homy place and maybe someone still lives there?

jay said...

Oh, I agree with you! There are a couple of ruined buildings I pass quite regularly, but always when I don't have a camera, or when I'm busy running off somewhere else.

I love the window with the ancient net curtain!

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