Deeper underground

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No matter how many times you visit Budapest, it never gets boring. :) There’s always something (new) to be seen, a place to go or simply enjoy the city as it is.

There are the obvious sites you have to visit as a tourist. And they’re not all above ground. The Budapest Metro system is one of those nice surprises the city holds. Line 1 (M1) and 4 (M4) especially. My idea was to ride the Metro and take some photos while doing so.

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Bonjour Brussels!

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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.

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Antwerp: Churches and Other Stuff

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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.

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Double Dutch: Kinderdijk and Amsterdam

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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.

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(Mirror)Less is More? FUJIFILM X100S

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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.

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