Here’s another post about Belgium. One day difference between visiting Ghent and Brussels. One month difference between blogging about them. But here it is!
After having spent the day in Ghent and the night in Vilvoorde, we headed for Brussels the next day. Brussels is the capital and largest city of Belgium and has been a major center for international politics. What’s also interesting is that the city is bilingual. Both Dutch and French are used there.
And before we knew it we were back in Belgium. The last weekend of May we headed south towards Ghent. After a short drive (just over two hours) we reached our destination. We were all curious to have a peek at the city. Iván included.
You can hardly call it abroad but that’s what Belgium is. Less than two hours driving and you’re there. At least from where we live. Because it’s so close we thought it would be a nice idea to go there and let Éva have a taste of Belgium and see what Antwerp is like.
Taking the X100S for the trip and an attempt to document the city. Having it set to aperture priority with a minimum shutter speed of 1/125th I let the camera do it’s work. Using the exposure compensation dial where needed.
Windmills, canals, tulips, cheese and wooden shoes. Add one or two more other items and you’ve pretty much get the picture what Holland is about. Or at least from a touristic point of view.
When friends and family that live abroad come over for a visit, we do our best to keep that reputation alive. So when Éva came to visit, we decided to combine Kinderdijk and Amsterdam in one day. A speed course of what The Netherlands is about so to speak.
First Kinderdijk. Once again we were back. Enjoying a walk and watching windmills.
Here are three quick shots I took off Robin shortly after his Communion. All dressed up for the occasion in his own style. The proof that rock and roll is still alive.
I love my Canon gear and will not depart from it anytime soon. But I was looking for something that would be less heavy to carry around, could still provide excellent image quality and would offer more than just a simple point and shoot camera.
For a while I already had my eye set on the FUJIFILM X100 and was interested in getting one. Although it had its quirks, most people seemed to love this little camera. Not only the camera itself was praised but also Fuji’s involvement. Firmware updates kept on coming to improve the camera. Then the X100S came out and this camera had even better reviews. Reading those reviews, I knew this was the camera I wanted to add to my collection.
Unfortunately I had to fly back home last Sunday. But because we wanted to show the little one to the family in Budapest and have a night out in town we arrived in Budapest on Saturday already.
With family members around to watch Iván we could escape for a couple of hours and enjoy the buzz of a Saturday night in Budapest.
After having dinner we went for a short walk by crossing the river Danube using the Széchenyi Chain Bridge (one of Budapests landmarks).