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By Ruben Alexander

Lisbon

PORTUGAL – The capital of Portugal is a magnificent city. But having visited it after Portugal’s even more spectacular second city, Porto, I found it much more ordinary and less exotic. I would probably have made many more pictures of Lisbon if I had visited it first. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it,…

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By Ruben Alexander

The Real Limburg

BELGIUM – Limburg is the name of two provinces, one in the Netherlands, and the other in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. Neither has much to do with the historic Duchy of Limburg, which was an independent country from the 10th to 18th centuries. Most of the Duchy of Limburg lay to the south…

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By Ruben Alexander

My First Steel Mill

BELGIUM – Tubize (NL: Tubeke) is a French-speaking municipality just south of the Flemish town of Halle, and less than 20 kilometers south of Brussels. I have been there often with my dad since I was small, not only because of the pleasant countryside that surrounds the town itself, but also because of something that triggered an interest that I still have today.

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By Ruben Alexander

In the Land of the Great Rivers

THE NETHERLANDS – The Netherlands is a country that was shaped by water. Not only by the sea, which made it possible to trade with far corners of the world, but also by the rivers that connect its neighbours to its ports. Much of the country surrounds the delta of  the Rhine and Meuse, two of the most important rivers in Western Europe. …

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