Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflection

This was a perfect theme for me since I just started taking photos of reflections recently. Hope you like them…

First picture is the Royal African Museum in Tervuren, Belgium. Water was unbelievably still and calm…a good ingredient for reflection.

Royal African Museum in Tervuren, Belgium

Royal African Museum in Tervuren, Belgium

Second picture was taken in our Tervuren Park, not too far from the museum above. The trees are partially reflected in the water.

Tervuren Park, Belgium

Tervuren Park, Belgium

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – Geometry

Here are two pictures for the Weekly Photo Challenge – Geometry.

I took this first picture in Basel, Switzerland. This is Basel Theater located right beside a beautiful neo-Gothic church, Elisabethkirchen.

Basel Theater, an example of fine contemporary architecture of Basel, Switzerland

 

Second picture is our very own St. Gudule & St. Michel Cathedral in the heart of Brussels center. Not only this one in particular, but everytime I look at old churches or mega-sized cathedral the first thing that comes to my mind is geometry…Thanks to the talented, medieval designers and architects who built those marvelous edifice to entertain our eyes…

 

St. Michael & St. Gudule Cathedral in Brussels, Belgium

Weekly Photo Challenge – Foreign

After moving to Belgium as an ex-pat last year and traveling to so many new places, I’ve got hundreds of pictures that look “foreign” to me. I was going thru some of those photos (and also going down the memory lane while looking at them) I finally picked 4 pictures that I usually don’t see in my daily life. Hope you enjoy them as much I did when I first saw these …

First picture is of the unusually shaped cubic houses of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. These fun architectures were built somewhere in 1970s. We went inside one of these houses. It is a bit tight inside with all the furniture and other stuff, but if I was a single I wouldn’t mind living in one of these fun-looking apartments.

Cubic houses in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Second picture is something that I am not used to seeing normally…carrying breads/grocery in baskets. I took this picture in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This is very common among the locals to stuff their products in these different sizes and shapes of baskets.

We saw many locals carrying these baskets with grocery/bakery inside covered with cute, lacey fabric…very unique I thought

Third picture was taken from our trip to Doha, Qatar. You may think its weird (haha), but I thought this was a classic picture of two arabs smoking sheesha wearing traditional thoub and turban. Sheesha is very popular among westerners now a days but being in Middle-East and see the locals doing it is something very unique.

I had to take this picture of 2 Arabs in their thoubs smoking sheesha/hookah in Souk Al Waqif – classic

And the last picture was taken in Keukenhof, The Netherlands. We were there in April, 2012 for the big flower parade and tulip festival. We were hungry and decided to try this traditional Dutch food raw herring fish with onions…to my surprise, I actually liked it, so did my 6 years old daughter. I won’t deny it was very fishy but chopped onion adds loads of flavor to it…I don’t mind trying it again if I am really starving :/

Raw herring with onions

Weekly Photo Challege – Silhouette

Here are two pictures for the Weekly Photo Challenge – Silhouette

I took this picture in Dublin while the sun was slowly setting down…it was a true beauty saying goodbye to the sun.

View of River Liffey and the city of Dublin from O’Connell Bridge

Next picture is of few young kids (probably teen-agers) enjoying the magical moments of sunset by River Rhine in Basel, Switzerland

Sunset near Mittlere Rheinbruck (Middle Rhine Bridge)

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