4 top pictures: the Rufiji river in the Selous. The rains had been heavy, the river was carrying mud, the lake (foreground) stayed clear and the ponds got various patterns and colors.
The Indian Ocean, worth admiration and pictures. A concept the selfie maniacs seem unable to grasp. 50 selfies in average between the lounge and the airport. And no picture through the windows! The record is held by a punk who owned a top range Canon kit and didn’t shoot once outside…
OK purists, including myself, will say street photography should be done with a wide lens but I had just bought a new big lens for Africa and I had to try out. So the urban jungle near the Grand’Place was a good playground.
A Belgian beer museum…that location ranks quite high on some of my friends’ ‘things-to-do-before-I-die list’.
These 2 soldiers were part of a reenactment for Gabrielle Petit’s death by German fire squad during WWI.
Our queen Mathilde was attending that memorial for Gabrielle Petit. A coincidence, I had chosen that day for my photo test because it was one of the rare sunny days in March and April…
I guess this lens will make a good companion in the Tanzanian bush. This month is still part of the low season, I can’t wait for June…
In March I returned to Belgium for annual leave. I bought this massive new zoom to replace one that didn’t survive the African fungus…so I decided to go in Brussels and look up at the statues that we observe from far or on postcards
Here is St Michel killing the dragon on the city hall, Grand’Place.
Here without cropping seen from the central station.
Albert I, the 3rd king.
Le petit Sablon, a place which depicts dozens of similar statues, each representing long gone jobs like this kitchen utensil maker.
Place Poelart, a WW I memorial.
Gabrielle Petit, a nurse hero died by German fire squad.
High up around the Grand Place. I’m not a historian I confess.