Luce, who grew up in Belgium, has lived in Virginia for quite some time and works for the Belgian Embassy in Washington, DC. I discovered Luce's picture on facebook and am simply reposting it without asking her permission. Anne's picture comes from her website. I hope it will be a nice surprise for them. Luce's photo was taken on the occasion of Belgium's July 21 independence day. Her daughter Anne is talented professional make-up artist, and Luce attended the festivities after Anne applied her savoir faire. Anne's website can be consulted at www.charlottesvillemakeupartist.com. We wish Anne lots of success.
exhibition organized and financed by the Embassy of Morocco in Peru.
galerie Amaranto, Lima, Peru
I wish I could visit this exhibition but distance does not permit. I am delighted though to be able to share these pictures taken by Daniel Ritière, a Belgian photographer who combines his passion for photography with traveling to distant places. Mr Ritière now lives in Peru, where he has realized interesting photographical and audiovisual projects. "Between two worlds, doors and balconies" is the result of a trip Mr Ritière made to Morocco for the embassy of Morocco in Peru. While there, he became fascinated by a number of similarities (architecture, gastronomy, artisans, textiles, etc.) and saw several more parallels with Peru. His subsequent multiple trips to Morocco and all corners of Peru resulted in this absolutely beautiful exhibition and a number of other projects with the same embassy of Morocco. http://www.danielritiere.com/fr/
This plaque at the bottom of the sculpture pole shows the title "Melting Pot" and says that 19 faces of people represent the cultural life of Brussels: "Facial expressions of pleasure engender a sense of shared indulgence".
When I noticed these 'things' first, it was not quite clear to me what was going on... all over Brussels sculptures are on display showing a number of typical products. I found them in different locations. As starters, I show you waffles - some even in the national colors ;) - ... maybe fries or mussels tomorrow?
A couple of months ago I discovered Roa in Australia through Perth Daily photo blog - http://whatisbelgium.blogspot.be/2012/04/roa.html- I was determined to find Roa in Belgium. I went hunting around Brussels and found these drawing in an abandoned school near the Botanique. I am convinced Roa was at work here.
The exhibition "Moments Before the Flood" shows work of Belgian Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer and is well worth a visit for more than one reason. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The site, a shipbuilding wharf on the outskirts of Ostend, is a great spot and an absolutely fabulous setting for the subject. The exhibition comes with an impressive book by publisher Lannoo. In a short documentary named OdysSea, Mei Vandenberghe and Jimmy Kets show De Keyzer at work during the realization of his project. “It seems to be an accepted fact that the sea level will rise dramatically before the end of the century as a result of climate change, partly because of us humans. Moments before the Flood is a visual, photographic investigation into how Europe is coping with this unpredictable threat. The coasts of Europe are the areas in which the repercussions of this threat will be felt. For four years, Carl De Keyzer has spent four months each year travelling the coasts of Europe. (...) The pictures he took within the framework of this project are massive, both in terms of size and resolution. 65 to 80 million pixels is an unprecedented degree of detail, facilitated by the latest technology.” (David Van Reybrouck)
The Flemish Community is celebrating today. These ladies were on their way to the cultural center to participate in a singing ceremony to mark the event. I am adding a paragraph here because after reading your comments, it became clear that I should have given more info on the subject: I must prepare a more detailed posting, one of these days, on all these festivities, holidays and celebrations. The national Belgian holiday is celebrated on July 21. The Flemish (Northern part of Belgium, Dutch speakers) have their own celebration on July 11 and the Walloon (Southern part of Belgium, French speaking) holiday is celebrated on September 27. And..... Brussels has its celebration on May 8.... More later.
"As life is about sharing and I continue to stumble across incredible work and blogs, I am sharing some stars with you this week!" is what Carla wrote on her blog "Carla loves Photography" http://carlacoulson.com/
As hers is one of my very favorite blogs, I decided it was time for you to meet this wonderful Australian born living in Paris photographer, published author, great woman, who shares her valuable insides and wonderful tips with all.
She calls her posts on taking better pictures a 'smirkshop' and today's (part 4 after composition, people pics with emotion, movement) is on one of her favorites, the power of LIGHT.
In the first photo the Magritte museum is shown to the left and the MIM, the Musical Instrument Museum is the black building "Old England", which is a prominent example of Art Nouveau architecture. The MIM today has a restaurant on the top floor which offers a awesome panorama over Brussels and now that it has stopped raining this is the time! The mailboxes date from the times when the Museum shop building hosted a bank and I also wanted to show you the beautiful entrance doors. http://www.mim.be/en http://www.fine-arts-museum.be/site/fr/frames/F_boutique.ht