February 18, 2012

Trip (part 1 of 2)

Last week's trip took me to the United Sates. I promised a short report for which I am trying to demonstrate a link with Belgium or at least with the phenomenon of blogging.  
I had the pleasure of visiting Washington, DC.
I made a photo not only of  the obvious, the Belgian Embassy on Garfield Street,  but also of another of the most photographed buildings in the world.
I then went to Alabama,  the state where my husband grew up, and had a great time visiting family.
While there I met fellow blogger Virginia, with whom I share a few interests, such as photography,  blogging and a dear love of Paris.  She also invited Janet to our get-together.  Both of them had been in touch through blogging but had never actually met.  The three of us met in Janet's home city of Selma, whose bridge over the Alabama River shown above became world famous in 1965. 
We had lunch in Selma (thank you Jenna for taking the picture of Virginia and Janet and thank you, Janet and Virginia, for allowing me to share it) and then went for a shoot in the beautiful and very old cemetery where the Spanish moss just took my breath away.
Distances in Alabama not being what they are in the tiny Belgium, I did not make it on this trip to the southern most city of Alabama and very much regret not having had the opportunity to meet Genie from Mobile.

Janet is blogger of Selma, Ala. Daily Photo
Virginia's blogs are http://birminghamalabamadailyphoto.blogspot.com 
and http://paristhroughmylens.blogspot.com
Paris and Beyond is Genie's blog. 

After just this short trip I now have enough photos to start a blog about the South. Inspired by the name of Genie's blog,  what would you say if I'd call mine "Belgium and Beyond"?
In the same spirit as Genie and Virginia who travel regularly to Paris to capture pictures for their blogs, which they write from Alabama, I could do the opposite. 
For the time being, I will close the chapter on this trip with only one more post coming soon, because I really want to introduce you to some other people I met.


  1. I love your photo of the bridge, & that Spanish Moss still takes my breath away even though I see it all the time!

  2. Hi Anni,
    It's always nice to meet fellow bloggers in real life :-)
    I'm shure you spent a few very rewarding days in the US!
    Have a nice day,

  3. The pleasure was all mine dear Anni. We just didn't have long enough to chat! Maybe we will see each other again, in Paris perhaps?

  4. Looks as though you had a great trip, Anni! It is beautiful in the south and it's always fun to meet fellow bloggers!! Have a great week!


  5. Dat is wel een heel interessant tripje! Heb van het eerste stuk al genoten.

  6. 't Moet een fantastische reis geweest zijn, Anni !

  7. Hey!!

    How exciting that you were in my country. Next time, you have to make a stop over in NY and WE need to meet up. I love that you were in Selma!! Reminds me of my time there...

    Looking forward to seeing part "deux" ;)


  8. Anni, beata te. Io non sono mai riuscito ad andare negli Stati Uniti e non so se ci riuscirò nel futuro. Belle le foto e peccato che la Casa Bianca sia nascosta dalle due persone, anche se questo dà profondità alla fotografia. Un cordiale saluto.

  9. You should link this post to «Louis'» Sunday Bridges meme now and again on Monday to his Monday Doorways meme!

    He would welcome your participation.

  10. Hallo Anni
    Dat zal een leuk reisje geweest zijn, je hebt zeker erg genoten.
    Groeten Bets

  11. Leuke reis gemaakt en nog wat medebloggers ontmoet, kan niet beter. Ja in Nederland is iedereen erg bezorgd om prins Friso. Er worden geen mededelingen gedaan, maar 20 minuten zonder zuurstof is wel zorgwekkend.

  12. Wat leuk dat ik hier Nederlands kan schrijven. Dat is een geweldige reis geweest zie ik en wat leuk om andere bloggers te ontmoeten he. Mooie omgeving en brug.
    Ik ben je nieuwste volger.
    GRoeten van Riet

  13. How lovely to meet bloggers in real life!

    :) It is always hard to decide whether to keep to your niche, to start a new blog, or to incorporate your posts into your exiting blog. Yours really is a niche photo-a-day blog, isn't it? Mine was always going to be about life in London and the trips I take from here, so I include post from the whole world.

    If you were to start a new blog on the South, I'd be thrilled to follow that one too.

  14. Lovely photos from your trip! I love the bridge and the beautiful spanish moss. Thanks for sharing, Happy Sunday!

  15. I really hope to meet you all together one day - in Paris or elsewhere -, you, Genie, Virginia, Mary ... I just love to meet blogging friends!

  16. Beautiful photos.

    Regards and best wishes

  17. «Louis» thanks you for contributing this bridge to Sunday Bridges.

  18. Voilà au moins l'occasion de connaître une de nos ambassades à travers le monde

  19. J'ai pas tout lu, mon anglais étant un peu laborieux, mais j'ai compris que Garfield the cat avait sa rue aux USA. Snoopy doit etre jaloux.

  20. Fascinating photos. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment.

  21. I recognize our dear Virginia!!! (she does get around!) I'm sure you had a wonderful time visiting! And I love your bridge photo!!!

  22. I think that Belgium and Beyond would suit you quite well! You can bet that we will get together, if not in Alabama then in Paris, Brussels, Lyon, Amsterdam....

    Glad that you enjoyed your time in the US!