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B e l g i u m

 

After many hours of changing trains
we sat in our final train that had these beautiful
yellow curtains and magical light.
We spend our first afternoon & evening in Leuven where we stayed
at our friends Ewa and Simon's home. I saw so
many beautiful light situations in this house. Like this one
where golden light united with the dark furniture.
After a delicious pasta with vegetable sauce Simon made
and a long chat about what happened in each others life's
Ewa told me about the lovely botanical garden we have
to go to. Since it was closing soon I jumped on the porter of
Florians bike and we soon arrived in a green paradise.
I saw this men enjoying a book right next to the green house
in the shade of a bush
and thought what a perfect spot to dive into a story.

The next day we went to Antwerp.

We didn't have so much luck with the weather that day, but after we
ate some delicious things from the Jewish bakery Kleinblatt
and walked trough the streets
we found shelter in the very lovely and impressive Plantin-Moretus museum.
What I loved the most about it was the building itself and
the quiet garden, full of roses that were still covered in raindrops.
The exhibition rooms were mostly so dark that when I saw a little light coming trough
it felt like something so special and warm.
We spend so much time there and in the streets before that by the time we went out
most of the stores and museums were closed, so we just walked around and
I found the most pretty closed café arrangement.
On the next day we woke up early and went to Gent, where Jolien booked
me for a portrait shoot in the botanical garden. I also captured her together with her lovely Jasper.
They were so kind to give us some company and
show us around this incredible wonderful city and exhausted
we ended our day in this lovely garden with fresh wind
whirling around us.