...................After the fireworks.............. South Caradon Mines, Minions, Cornwall
Some drink the bottle.... other just dance around with it... ||But... of course: every excuse is good enough !
The flood ... Nearby Los Urriatias, Spain
Young woman from the Bonda Tribe on her way to the Unkundelli Market (Bissam Cuttack). They are quite stubborn and aggressive and live isolated in the mountainous region of Orissa, India.
A sunset in Bagan (Myanmar)
A woman from the Hamar tribe (Southern Ethiopia).
The height of elegance. A combination of professionalism and Asian dance: The Fang-Shiang Dance Group (Taipei)
Je veux la paix, la liberté et la sécurité ! - I want security, freedom and peace !
A flowers that gives hope and light ! As long as there's electricity....
Happy people.... even in the rain! (New Taipei - Community Fair)
The Passion of Tango - 5
Sunrise in Tanzania
A Lomi Akha woman from Luang Nam Tha (Northern Laos) wearing a round cap covered in silver studs and framed by silver balls, coins and pendants. This will protect them for illness.
Life is full of obstacles, even in desert with only emptiness.
A landscape in Spain (Torremendo).
A Black- crowned Night Heron from Aogu Wetlands, Taibao, Taiwan.
Napa Lake in the dry season. The clouds are the omen for upcoming snow which was a fact the next day. The altitude is about 3500 meters on foothills of the Himalayas. The photo is taken nearby Shangri-La not so far away from the border of Tibet.
Struggle for life... I think nature will win ! (Anping, Tainan, Taiwan).
Why can't we have a hibernate... Killham Mine, St. Neot, Cornwall, UK
Night in the Southeastern Desert of Egypt.
Water tunnel nearby Taijiang National Park, Tainan, Taiwan.
A young Dong woman playing the Sheng a typical local flute (Zhaoxing, Guangxhi, China).
A view to the New Moon Bridge (New Tapei City). The drizzle rain could not spoil the beauty of light and water on this modern architecture.
Although the Konso people have many customs dating back hundreds of years, it is not uncommon for them to be seen wearing western clothing. As newer generations grow, their traditional attire has gradually changed to modern societies (Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia).
The structure of sand. The playground of the wind...
Changing the guards at Lungshan-Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall.
A Grey Heron from Aogu Wetlands, Taibao, Taiwan.
Bringing respect.... Shangri-La, China.
Working in the fields nearby Tianlio (Tainan, Taiwan).
Surprised and Curious. A Lahu woman returning from the fields (Luang Nam Tha, Laos)
The Khonds worship like all Dhongias, Mother Earth and are well known for their sacrifice of buffalo which still takes place at a totem pole in the middle of the village. The women can be recognised by the straight lined 'tiger' tattoo in the face and limbs. They wear silvery earrings, a nose ring and many other jewelry. Today, women wear colorful sari (Baliguda, Orissa, India).
The Nagas up to the victory in battle. There is nothing more glorious for the Naga than headhunting. (Kohima, Nagaland, North East India).
Enjoying the bath...
The rat in bird paradise... (today in our garden).
Crossing the Brahmaputra (Majuli-Sibsagar, North East India). This important long river (2900 km) has its origin in Tibet and merges the Ganges. The river is prone to catastrophic flooding in spring when the Himalayan snows melt.
Looking down to the streets of New Taipei City.
A view to the beach of Portman, Spain
The Konso live in an isolated region of the basalt hills and their villages located on hilltops maybe fortified by a stone wall used as a defensive measure. This woman shows a suspicious look and is not always happy to welcome you.
A horse with wet feet. The highlands around Shangri-La (China).
Covered with flowers
The Karo or Kara is a small tribe closely related to the Kwegu tribe. They live along the east banks of the Omo River in southern Ethiopia and practice flood retreat cultivation.
Working in the garden. Ban Sop Ngag village near Mae Sariang (Thailand) close to the border of Myanmar.
New Taipei City seen from the New Moon Bridge.
Watching the people go by.
Diving for the fish (Tainan-Taijiang National Park - Taiwan)
Too much energy...
Like many of the tribes in the Omo (South Ethiopia), the Karo paint their bodies and faces with white chalk to prepare for a ceremony. The chalk is mixed with yellow rock, red iron ore and charcoal to make its color.
A dancer of The Fang-Shiang Dance photographed during a performance at The New Taipei City Theater, November 7th. 2014.
The Passion of Tango - 6
That's being loud-mouthed !
Older woman from the Akha Tribe (Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand). The civil war in Burma and Laos resulted in an increased flow of Akha immigrants to Thailand where they are not always treated or addressed as equals by the local people. Akha people are not always friendly and are often quite obtrusive.
An Indian tea leaf picker between Sibsagar and Mon (Arunachal Pradesh). They have a slender income and are paid a kilo.
Hallo.... from Benin, Africa.
Old man from Sizhai Dong Village (near Liping, China). I don't know if he's able to lighten his pipe...
Dancer from Vanuatu.... once guest at the festival in Schoten...
New Taipei (Taiwan) by night.
Looking into the heart of a tulip.
Water and Sun from Guardamar del Segura (Spain).
Why do you shout like that?
The snowy mountain (> 5000 m) that bound the Tiger Leaping Gorge (China near the Tibetan border).
Mysterious room illuminated by the spring sun and destroyed by vandalism.
Lijiang is situated in China not far from Tibet on the foothill of the Himalaya which we see in the background. The strange weather is the forerunner for snow that happened the day after... Lijiang is a small old city nicely decorated with many flowers. This photo is taken from such a plantation.
Waiting for a taxi...
Selfie.... there's always a bit of a monkey in you!
Two beauties in one...
Rice fields near Zhaoxing (China)
The river Scheldt in Holland on a misty morning.
A Night view in Zhaoxing (China)
You'll never know when the train will come.
A young girl from the Padaung minority (subgroup of the Red Karen). Young girls got their first rings when they become 5 years. The coil, once on, is seldom removed, as the coiling and uncoiling is a lengthy procedure. It is usually only removed to be replaced by a new or longer coil. The muscles covered by the coil become weakened. Many women have removed the rings for medical examinations. Most women prefer to wear the rings once their clavicle has been lowered, as the area of the neck and collarbone often becomes bruised and discolored. Additionally, the collar feels like an integral part of the body after ten or more years of continuous wear. This girl is 14 years young and photographed in February 2015 nearby Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand.
Everything comes together.
Sttt.... be quiet and don't disturb... An Easter Egg is being produced for you!
An old train station in Hoedekenskerke on an early morning (Zeeland, Holland).
Mother and Child
A night view over the WesterSchelde with the nuclear plant of Doel on the horizon. A bit to the left one can see the lights of the harbour of Antwerp. The harbour of Terneuzen is located on the right.
A perfect life...
Graceful dancing from Xishuangbanna (China). Photographed during the festival at Schoten.
Young woman from the Hamar Tribe (Omo Valley, Ethiopia).
Under the umbrella.
Returning home (Sibsagar, Mon, Northeastern India).
Looking with an observative eye to see if one's dancing on the beat with the music player. I bet this Naxi woman is very rigorous (Liijang, China).
Please be quiet for a moment !
The Elephant in the Room. A new performance of Cirque Le Roux.
Doggies run after a dummy rabbit. Just at the end of the race they catch is pulled up resulting in frustration... luckily one has provided a muzzle.
The Elephant in the Room, part 2. A new performance of Cirque Le Roux.
A view to the Jade Snow Mountain (Liijang, China).
Women's talk (Guiyang, China).
A wonderful play of light at The New Moon Bridge in New Taipei City (Taiwan).
A surprised spitter in the Vordenstein domain (Schoten).
Stormy weather in Cabo de Pablos (Near Allicante, Spain).
This yellow brown Belgian Type Mineral (first world occurrence); Ardennite (As) on quartz has been discovered in 1872 at Salmchateaux. It's a very rare mineral that occurs only at a few places in the world. Solitary crystals as presented here are very exceptional. Image width: 0,5mm. The image width of the overall view is about 1cm.
Young football fans.
An image from the three-day bicycle time trial at De Panne, Belgium.
My daughters ferret wants to play and is asking for attention.
Lost in Desert. Just before sunset in The South Eastern Desert of Egypt.
Let's be happy and swing all our joy together!
Watching the people go by... Behind the bars at Guizhou, China.
A dangerous looking woman from the Hamar tribe (Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia).
Hurry up to catch the train.
A view to Kunming, capital of the Yunnan Province and the Dian Chi Lake. Photo taken from the Sleeping Beauty mountain area (China).
The primary school of Baen Nai Soi, a small Padaung (Longneck) village on the Pai river nearby Mae Hong Son (North West Thailand). Girls starts to wear the brass coils at an age of about five years. In Thailand they are free to decide to wear them or not but once chosen to place them around the neck it's for lifetime. The Padaung is a subgroup of the Karen Minority and widely distributed around South East Asia.
Young woman with the blue hair.
I'll cook you a very nice dinner my dear... Photo made earlier this year in a small Lahu village on border of the Maelok River near Thaton (Northern Thailand).
Aime Morales has some difficulties in managing the hoop.
Crossing the Brahmaputra near Pasighat and heading to the Northern Assam (India).
Woman from Nam Bor Pee a Black Lahu village near Mae Hong Song, The Myanmar border of North Thailand.
An Adi Gado man during a warrior dance near Along in Arunachal Pradesh, North Eastern India.
Charlotte de la Breteque has found a different way for a rest high up in the cords.
Reserved parking space.... Puri, Odisha, India.
Goodmorning! How are you.... Xavi Sachez at the International Circus Festival.
A herd of gnu looking the zebra. We can only enjoy the lovely bottom... Tarangira National Park, Tanzania.
Two of a kind. Mae Sot near the Myanmar border, Thailand.|
Joranda monks waiting for performing obeisance at the temple. Joranda, Dhenkanal, Odisha, India.
Beautiful lovely (?) bear photographed in the Taksinmaharat National Park near Mae Sot, North Thailand.
A Gejia woman photographed in Matang Village (Kaili, Guizhou, China). The Gejia claim to be the ancestor of the Houyi the God of Archery who saved the earth and humankind during China’s mythical time. They are categorized as a sub-group of the Miao, however they do not recognize this classification and claim to be an ethnic group of their own. Their language and culture are different from the Miao’s.
Hungry dog reaching a dummy rabbit...
Happy woman from the Adi-Minyong village near Pasighat (Dibrugarh, North-East India). It's obviously that they don't see visitor quite often.
Some presents from the kids for this joyful day, thanks Ilse, Erik and Anu!
Big wash at the Mukteswar Temple, Bhubaneswarh, Odisha, India.
Young guy racing with his step. Park Spoor Noord, Antwerp.
Old man sitting in front of his Dongba culture house in the Lijiang Old Town (Yunnan, China). He's dressed up like a Nakhi Dongba, a Shaman, doctor or wise man of the Naxi Culture. Those days they were the only ones who could read and write the hieroglyphic language.
A view over the Chong Kham lake with the famous temples in the background. Mae Hong Son, North Thailand.
Time for lunch. Streets around Jagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha, India.
A lovely nice looking meerkat full of interest stretching her neck to meet her visitors. Olmense Zoo (Limburg, Belgium).
Practicing the first steps of dance. Dansgroep Chara, Schoten.
A Short Skirt Miao woman from Lang-Tung Village, Qiandongnan, Guizhou, China.
Looking over Nam Bor Pee Village, a Black Lahu village near Mae Hong Son (Northern Thailand).
View over New Taipei City (Taiwan). Photo taken from the Moon Bridge last November 2014.
Hard times... Guga & Silvia during their circus performance.
A message from the kindergarten near Mae Hong Song, Northern Thailand.
A peacock on the run. Olmense Zoo (Limburg, Belgium).
Stretching. Dansgroep Chara, Schoten.
Cooling off in the seawater. Bay of Bengal, Puri, Odisha, East India.
Watching the dance performance at Hello Schoten.
A view to Zhaoxing village (Guizhou, China). This is one of the largest Dong minority villages in China and has two beautiful Drum towers of which one can be seen on the image. Dong villages are also best known for their Diping Wind-Rain bridges with a unique architectural style.
Football supporter in spé. This girl received her first football as a present...
Exploring the Wat Mahathat Temple, Sukhothai, Thailand.
Brigitta Callens, Miss Belgium 1999 but photographed recently. Enjoy more different 'misses' in my Portfolio...
Careful, slow down.... roadwork between Daporijo and Ziro Northeast India.
These Mursi people are the most popular tribe in Ethiopia's Omo Valley and are settled around the Omo River and in the Mago National Park. Due to the climate, they move twice a year between the winter and summer months. They paint their bodies and face in white and live by herding cattle and growing crops along the banks of the River.
Funny boy from Ban Pang Pang a small Lisu Village not far away from Pai, Northern Thailand. The photo is taken during a funeral repast with lots of drinks...
From the Circus... Aime Morales expressing intense grief.
Edwin (Prima Nocta band) on stage on an early Saturday morning playing acoustic Celtic music. I don't know what happened the night but it didn't influence the fantastic musical performance.
It's a day to put up an umbrella. We'll have rain for the day in Antwerp but don't worry life is still beautiful!
Black and White - Peacefully nibbling the same shoot. Olmense Zoo (Limburg, Belgium).
Another way to suspend from the ceiling. The girls from Duo Passe Pieds during a circus performance in Antwerp.
A deafening noise, a lot of fire and the smell of gunpowder... but all very harmless because this was part of a Medieval reenactment game at the Quaeye Werelt (Rivierenhof, Deurne).
Traffic Jam on the road between Bhittarkanika and Dhenkanal (Northeast India). As one can see you don't need a 4 lane motorway to get stuck in traffic.
An important men talk... I'm sure the discussion goes about women !
Ellen Petri is a Belgian beauty pageant titleholder crowned Miss Belgium 2004. She's a practices ballet and is employed as model and choreographer. In October 2004 she won a 'Sims Award' as the model with the nicest personality and he contest 'The Heavenly 100' organized by the Flanders' magazine 'Ché'. She was voted the most beautiful woman on Earth. Beyoncé was second.
A typical Spanish dance with the castanets and full of grace and rhythm.
A view over the Cleopatra Emerald mining field. Um Kabo, South Eastern Desert of Egypt.
A warm welcome from Dancegroup Chara, Schoten.
A view over the Kornati, a National Park with more than 100 islands. Photo taken from Vansko Jezero National Park (Zadar, Croatia).
A mysterious view over the setup of the Medieval village with the Sterckshof Museum/Castle in the background on an early morning. Rivierenhof, Deurne.
Old black Lahu woman (Nam Bor Pee Village near Pai, Northern Thailand) on her way for selling self made cloth.
Rolling down. Charlotte de la Breteque coming down in a hurry using the cords.
Touching modesty during the commemoration (Sunday 5th July 2015) at the War Memorial behind the Nuclear Plant in Doel. It must never been forgotten that the Britisch soldiers played such an important role here for saving the harbour of Antwerp and Doel against the German V1 and V2 attacks.
Oeps.... sorry mister Elephant, I will not block your way and continue my way on the other side of the road. Mikumi National Park, Tanzania.
Lunch time in Mae Chan, Northwest Thailand.
Enjoying the morning time by reading the local papers. Priest at the Joranda Gadhi Temple, Dhenkanal, Odisha, India.
Vantasselite is a very rare Belgian type mineral discovered in 1986 and appears in the veins of quartz phyllite rock with coticule as nice milky white rosettes. The individual platy lath-like crystals are transparent showing a pearly luster on the splitting surface. Image width: 8cmx6cm; detail: 0,4mm
Will Tura on stage for the 'Vlaanderen Feest' event yesterday in Antwerp. Will is also called the Emperor of the Flemish song and Cultural Ambassador of Flanders. Being now 75 years young and on stage for more than 50 years he still has a voice of a kind.
'Vlaanderen Feest'... Dance and Music... everywhere in Antwerp. Like other years the attractive India Ratha Yatra Festival took place at the Groenplaats. Free music, free dance, free food and drinks... of course lots of people and joy!
Yes... that piece of bread is for you, don't look that suspicious! (Yirga Alem, Ethiopia).
This is Bammeke, the youngest and smallest scion of our clan. He's a puppy of only 4 weeks and so cute. I think he will have a good life and spoiled ...
Assama, a Lisu woman of about 37 years is just coming home from the market. She lives alone with her two children in Hua Sua Tao village near Soppong. At first she ran away from the camera but after gaining her confidence she was proud to demonstrate her knowledge of English and she was very happy to pose for several photos.
A Naga warrior is preparing the defense against an upcoming attack. They are very feared for headhunting a practice that still took place not that long time ago. (Kohima, Nagaland, North East India).
Tramway to obscurity. Coalmine at Beringen, Limburg, Belgium.
With a big mouth...
A desolate landscape from the Southeastern Desert of Egypt (Wadi Sartout).
21 Juli.... National Holiday in Belgium.
What does he think? (Kaziranka Park, Assam, India)
Helping someone up... Tres de Tres in Antwerp.
He has a problem with the tailor!
Slongs Dievanongs (Antwerp rap star) in a touching moment during her birthday party yesterday evening at the Sfinks festival (Boechout, Antwerp).
Two friends watching the people go by. Photo made in Dali (Yunnan, China), a historical city and capital of the Bai Culture.
As long as there's reggae, there's Bunny Wailer... or is it the opposite? Bunny is a three-time Grammy award winner and an original member of the Wailers along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. Guest at Sfinks Mixed, 2015 edition.
Last performance at Sfinks Mixed in Boechout... time for Bart Peeters to strip...||Bart lives in nearby and is a Belgian singer, drummer, television presenter and actor.
Mister lion opened his jaws wide but didn't made much noise.
Lost house under a threatening sky nearby El Carmoli, Spain.
Dance from the rainforest in Congo-Brazzaville.
Love-play in the African Savannah. Mikumi National Park, Tanzania.
Forgotten places... Qara Ruines in the Western Desert of Egypt. It only need water to being washed away forever.
Imghrane is a popular South Moroccan group who brings the rich traditional Berber music in a modern style with trance-calling percussion , compelling melodies and poetic lyrics.
The evidence of war is still visible once you leave the touristic area of Croatia (Vrana near Zadar).
Fashion for Kitten. Today on the catwalk: The Flower Kitten.
Specialty for today and on the menu... (Thanh Thuy-Phu Yen, Vietnam).
The water-carriers from Ban Kong Lo (Hinboun, Laos).
The simple mystical limestone ismets of Halong Bay in Northeast Vietnam.
Multi-instrumentalist Esinam Dogbatse improvising with her flute contemporary music based on her Ghana's roots.
A young lady from the Tsemay tribe. This tribe live in the semi-arid region of the Omo Valley (Ethiopia). The Tsemay have arranged weddings. The parents of the woman pick who she will marry with or without her consent. Even if the marriage is arranged, the man must still be able to afford to pay for his future wife. Payment of cattle, honey, grain and coffee beans are accepted. Women of the tribe who are not married, wear a short leather skirt with a v-shaped apron attached. Married women wear long leather dresses with an apron that have an apron covering their front and back side.
Don't buy a pig in a sac! Photographed on the market at Bac-Ha, Northern Vietnam.
Traffic jam... not only a Belgian phenomenon but also in India.
Mother and child. Shaxi, China.
Kitesurfing with the industry of Vlissingen in the background. Westerschelde, Holland.
A flower for every mama ...(Mother's Day in Antwerp).
Ex-miss Belgium Stephanie Clerckx, model and production watching the situation carefully...
Burning Industry... (Terneuzen, The Netherlands).
The Action Dancers. Dansgroep Chara, Schoten (Belgium).
Before the Second World War several bunkers were build to defend against German attacks. Later they were often abandoned and forgotten... except for ... But, be careful because these are very dangerous places.
The beautiful emptiness of a broad steppe at Abijatta-Shalla near Wondo Genet in Ethiopia.
Mashrou Leila from Libanon on stage at the Sfinks Mixed Festival.
Young moslima with bright eyes. Photograped on a market in a small Egyptian oasis.
An evening view over the river De Schelde (Zeeland, Holland).
Brussels, capital of Belgium and Europe but so empty on a Sunday morning.
Jos Smos of the Antwerp Folkgroup 'Katastroof''. Guest at the 'Bollekesfeesten' on the 'Grote Markt', Antwerp.
Dining room for the honeybee. Park Vordenstein, Schoten.
Time for a rest... Al Shalatin oasis (Egypt) at the Sudanese border.
Falling down from the sky. Cirque Le Roux earlier this year in Antwerp.
Shangri-La, previously known as Zhongdian is where you begin to breathe in the Tibetan world at an altitude of about 3200m. It's also the place where many Tibetans offer their respect.
Time to play around with fire at the Fairylike nocturne Night in Bouckenborghpark (Merksem).
Zjuul Krapuul from the Antwerp folk group Katastroof on stage on the 'Grote Markt' in front of the city hall. With clenched fists it's not difficult to guess his accompanying words...
Come on guys... in line and get ready for school! Baliguda (Desia Khond Villages), Odisha, India.
Practise makes perfect... Dansgroep Chara, Schoten (Belgium).
The ultimate nightmare for the bedroom. The carnivorous plant will do the job for me...
Today, 70 years ago Antwerp was liberated and brought back our freedom ...
A stern looking Naxi woman photographed at the local market at Lijang at the foot of the Himalayas in the Northwestern Yunnan Province (China). The Naxi or Nakhi are a native ethnic group and form one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognised by the People's Republic of China. Na means senior and honored and Xi means people.
A view to the ocean seen from the fishermen's village Pwani Kunduchi. The photo is taken before sunrise and the harbour is still empty but this will change quickly within a hour. Near Dar-el-Salaam, Tanzania.
The Touareg are a semi nomadic muslim minority living in the Sahara of North Africa (Mali, Niger, Algeria, Lybia,...). The veil that Tuareg men wear on their faces has several meanings. It is, first of all, a symbol of male identity. It is also thought to protect the wearer from evil spirits. In addition, it is considered an attractive adornment and can be worn in various styles. The face veil is worn differently in different social situations. It is worn highest (covering the nose and mouth) to express respect in the presence of chiefs, older persons, and in-laws. This man comes from Nigeria.
Pietro Chiarenzo plays with fire during at the Nocturne night in Bouckenborghpark (Merksem, Antwerp).
Main road to El Atshan in the Southeastern desert of Egypt. No traffic queue ...
Slong Dievanongs, an Antwerp rap star, giving the best of herself.
A remembrance day for all high building... let it never happen again!
Welcome to my home, but please wife off your feet before entering.
Forgotten industry... The shower room from the coal mine heritage center at Beringen, Limburg, Belgium.
The Masaï women, also called Queen of the Savanna are a proud and dignified people. They are free to choose their partners and the child that's coming out of it is included in the family and raised by her husband. Men have also more partners... This woman has been photographed at her village in the Umba Valley (Tanzania) near the Kenyan border.
Today.... a stressy day.... wait and see !
A Tittle-Tattle. China has recognized 56 ethnic minorities and tries to keep this rich and valuable cultural heritage alive. This isn’t always easy in this very fast evolving society were youngsters leave the countryside for a new life. Nevertheless life is beautiful, people work hard on the fields but are happy and joyful. These Geja women (Miao minority) are photographed on the Matang market (Kaili, Guizhou) while discussing the daily problems. With this photo I won the China Unlimited Creative Contest. With the presence of Mrs Liu Yandong, Chinese Vice-Premier I've been awarded with a trip to China next year.
This happy old man with his pipe has also been photographed in the Guizhou district (China). Maybe I'll meet him again next year :--)
A white tiger tired of doing nothing... photographed in the Olmense Zoo (Limburg, Belgium).
Exercising on a very early morning on the Chilika Lake, Odisha, India.
Justine De Jonckheere is a Belgian beauty pageant title holder who was crowned Miss Belgium 2011 at her 18th age. Since then she does a lot of models work and she can call herself also an actress.
Dancing in-line in black and white. Dansgroep Chara, Schoten, Belgium.
The beauty of nature at park Vordenstein, Schoten. Photo made yesterday on a nice sunny afternoon.
This is not a refugee camp but a miners village near Merelani, Tanzania. The people only leave this place to go down into the dangerous underground were they stay and work for mostly more than 24-hours. The more successful workers live in wooden barracks.
Always fun and ambiance when Bart Peeters is on stage.
The way for emergency shelter...
Wonderful view to the Brhamaputra river which will join later on the Ganges river and the lowlands of Assam (Northeast India). This photo is made near Passighat on our way up to the highlands of Arunalchal Pradesh and the Himalaya.
Dinner time in Park Vordenstein, Schoten.
Wadi Nugrus in the Southeastern Desert of Egypt. When we look a bit more in detail we can see the remains of the Roman Settlements. The area has been very important for the ancient mining of smaragds.
Luckily the dog has a muzzle... frustrating for him no?
Seen this creepy insect yesterday in Park Vordenstein, Schoten. Luckily this is so small and isn't interested in us !
Bon appetit! Old Chinese man from Kaili.
View to the Mae Kok river. Photo taken on an early morning from the Wat Phra Aram Luang Temple near Mae Chan, Northern Thailand.
Tomi & su Timbalight represents a wide range of musical genres from salsa to jazz. Mastering both the swingy, traditional Cuban music such as the Son- Montuno, Cha Cha Cha, as well as the more contemporary grooves and rythms. The band is formed by ten musicians, most of them coming from Cuba and maintaining their roots. Photographed during the Sfinx Mixed festival (Boechout, Antwerp, Belgium) in July.
A Hmong family taking a rest in the highlands around Sapa, Northern Vietnam.
A meerkat family curiously stretching their neck to see what happens around them.
Flying in the sky with a happy child.
This photo doesn't need comment ... but perhaps a translation might help. The info board on the left side says: Illegal dumping is nothing for you! With the logo 'A' from Antwerp City.
Crepidotus variabilis (Wit oorzwammetjes), Zevenbergenbos, Ranst (Belgium). Crepidotus is a genus of fungi in the family Crepidotaceae., all have small, convex to fan-shaped sessile caps and grow frequently on wood or plant debris.
Are kids made of rubber these days? Acrogym in Antwerp.
Dangerous woman with an animal instinct...
And... for the photo shoot you look on 'three' to the left !
The desert or the beauty of a desolate but untouched landscape. El Fawakir, South Eastern desert of Egypt.
After this mine has been abandoned if found just before the second World War a second life. Levels were driven deep into the hard granite and atomic experiments took place. Today it's all safe but of course, old mine workings are always very dangerous. So keep out if you don't need to be there!
A view to the Himalaya. Photo taken near Liijang, China in 2014.
Traffic is quite different in India certainly the right-of-way rules...
A happy man from Majuli, a small village just above the Brahmaputra river in Assam, India. He lives with his (very beautiful) wife, two kids, sister and family in a very small house where he invited us for tea. Don't be scared, there's nothing to be afraid for, he's very kind and he doesn't bite...
A beautiful peaceful monastery on an island near Persaro, Montenegro. However not easy to walk to the church on a Sunday morning.
I searched for the gnome, the troll and the dwarf but unfortunately I didn't found them. Perhaps they live down below these beautiful Armanita muscaria (Vliegenzwam) in Park Vordenstein, Schoten. This remarkable fungus is quite common but don't eat them, you'll get poisoned and become sick.
Akha women are well known for their obtrusiveness and for the fact that they don't want to be photographed. In villages away from the touristic roads it's different, as one can see... These 'two of a kind' are photographed near Mae Chan in Northern Thailand.
The beautiful colors of Nature. Vordenstein, Schoten.
Slongs Dievanongs a well known Antwerp rap star performing as a modest beauty one of her sensitive songs.
Some people never sleep and do everything for business! The lonely souvenir seller... Halong Bay, Northeast Vietnam on a very early morning.
Mushroom City in Fungi Forest.
Reflections in Brussels.
Keep it simple and cheap... use paint instead of clothes !
What's for dinner tonight? Back home from the market in Maramba to the Umba Valley (Kenian Border) in Tanzania.
I bet this meerkat is a woman.... With her prying eyes stretching her neck out to see what happens around her.
A magnificient view at Mai Chau (North-West Vietnam).
Lunchtime in New-Delhi City...
The Himalaya on my way to Srinagar (Kashmir, India). Warm in daytime when the sun is shining but freezing cold at night on the houseboat on Dal Lake.
Big discussion on a very early morning at the floating market on the Dal Lake in Srinagar (Kashmir, India).
Me in an unexpected situation at Gulmarg, Kashmir, India.
The road to Chandawari (in the far distance), 16 km away from Pahalgam (Kashmir). The last part had to be done on foot but what's 30 cm of snow when the sun gives all the heat one need. The village was totally abandoned...
The slumps of Jammu, Kashmir. People are so poor but so friendly and kind.
Me doing the dishes at the Golden Sikhs Temple at Amritsar. Amritsar is located near the Pakistani border...
Ready for a complete cleanup in the Holy Water.
A Tittle-Tattle in the Holy River of the Ganges, Varanasi, India.
The temples of Khajuraho are well known for the erotic scenes and date back from the Chandela Period (950-1050). They are build in a remote area and probably that's the reason why they so well preserved and not been destroyed by the Mogals. Anybody interested in details of the erotic scenes ?!
Fatchpur Sikri (Radjasthan, India) ruled by Akbar the Great was abandoned in 1585 due to a water shortage (?!). Since then the place is known as the 'ghostcity'. Today all is well restored and worth a visit. Also very impressing is the Ibadat Masjid (Big Mosque) with his majestic entry gate (Buland Darwaza).
A gypsy family at the camelfair (Pushkar, Radjastan, India).
The Royal Palace of Udaipur (Radjastan, India).
Women gossip on the steps of a temple in Ahmedabad (Gujarat, India).
A Buddhist priest near the Temple of Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh, India).
Some people walk with their doggy... other take a walk with their cattle... (Mandu, Madhya Pradesh, India).
Stttt... don't disturb... (Madhya Pradesh, India).
Time to do the homework. From the Dharavi slups of Mumbai.
The Skyline of Mumbai.
Old Indian woman collecting her diner at sunset on Goa beach.
Hard times for men !!!
Close to heaven... between Kochi and Tekkady (Kerala, India).
Christmas wishes from Kerala, India... New Year will be celebrated at home...
Hard work to get the fish... but it's worthwhile and so delicious especially when prepared with local Indian herbs such as ginger. Tomorrow I will try the garlic version :--)
Laundry Day in Mumbai.
Contradictions: The poor and the rich, Mumbai.
Men is the only creature that fouls its own environment (Udaipur, Rajasthan, India).
Public transport in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Chandawari village totally abandoned because of the sudden snowfall. (near Pahalgam (Kashmir).
Returning home... (Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir).
Safety first !
Still a long way to go !
Arrived in New Delhi ....
A silent Friday Prayer at the Hamayun's Tomb in New Delhi (India).
A magnificent and characteristic face from a Sikh guard. Sikhism is the youngest Indian religion where God is not Hindi nor Muslim but common for any believe. Sikh originates from the Punjab but this photo is taken at the Bangla Sahib Temple (New Delhi, India).
A view to Hari Parbat Fort with a fishermen on a traditional Shikara boat in the foreground. The photo is taken against the setting sun on the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir.