Tag: Winter

By Ruben Alexander

Pankow in Winter

GERMANY – The wall used to stand just a few hundred meters from my first address in Berlin, on the other side of the tracks at Schönholz S-Bahn station. The people whose apartment I lived in told me that the whole neighbourhood (including a good friend of mine, who was too young to remember it)…

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By Ruben Alexander

Reinickendorf in Winter

GERMANY – In this post, I will show you some winter shots of Reinickendorf, the northern borough of Berlin where I spent my first 7 months in the city. Reinickendorf has about 250,000 inhabitants and covers 89.5 square kilometres, making it roughly the same size as my previous home towns Utrecht and Liège. This makes…

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By Ruben Alexander

A New Year’s Drive

BELGIUM/FRANCE – What to do on new year’s day? Party until 11 in the morning and sleep for the rest of the day? Visit family and friends? Go for a walk? Or why not go for a 1300 kilometer drive, along as few as possible motorways, and include as many as possible pointless detours? My…

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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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