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06-06-2009, 02:38 AM   #1
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Belgium

Ever heard of Belgium?

I'm from there. Use a K10 that I want have converted for infrared.
Probably buy a recent model (K7?) for regular use.

Regards to everyone

06-06-2009, 04:08 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, yes I've heard of Belgium. I know roughly where Belgium is as well.

I still want to try some IR photography.
06-06-2009, 05:42 AM   #3
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Yep, heard of it too
06-06-2009, 08:00 AM   #4
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And me too! It has something to do with the 1830's and Koning Willem I, hasn't it?

Welcome to this forum Jos, enjoy it and its international community!

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Dag Jos,

or is it Bonjour Jos?

See, I do know some things about Belgium .


A warm welcome to this forum, Jos.
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Been there (Belgium, that is). Beautiful little country.

Welcome to the forum!
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Welcome to the forum. I'll be visiting your country next year...whats your favorite location to visit in Belgium?
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Goeiedag, Jos
'jour Jos

I lived in Belgium from age 5 to 20 (that was a while ago :-), in Antwerpen and Bruxelles. It's in Antwerpen that I started with photography, in good part of the old city.

Who's selling the weather instead of Pien now?

Welcome to the forum. The government around here doesn't fall every other Tuesday over politicians-aggravated language strives :-).

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Hello Daz,

I am from Antwerp and that town sure is worth a visit. Especially the old part of town of course and that is also near the Schelde river and the old port. Today cruise ships can park at walking distance from town hall and i think that is unique. Also Brugge and Gent are nice if you go for culture. This all and also the coast with bath towns Oostende, Blankenberge and Knokke are in the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. In the middle is Brussels, capital of Europe and Nato headquarters. In the south there are the Ardennes with very nice touristic villages and beautiful landscapes (don't forget the pentax). But From south till north it is only 200 miles. Why not do it all?

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Hello Lubo,

I am from Antwerp originally, (that is also long time ago) living more to the North in Lichtaart actually, and it still is one of the nicest towns around. Pien is not there anymore but the weather still is a hot item every day. It should be even hotter now that the world is warming up but the heat did not reached Belgium yet. And yes, there is always struggle between the Dutch and the French speaking part of Belgium in the government, not in the streets. We do not shoot (except pictures).

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Welcome to the forum. I passed through your beautiful country several times when I was stationed in Germany with the armed forces.
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Ah Belgium -- I drink a lot of your beer.
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Hello Jos,

It is Antwerp I lived in most of those years. Brussels was just a couple of years at the end, in university. Most weeks I went to the old part of town to go walk for a couple of hours. Those old buildings and streets were among my first sources of inspirations for photography. Some of this love for the old city was nicely captured - story and everything else aside - in the tv version of De Komst Van Joachim Stiller.

Around here we actually have a similar situation - 1/3 of the country is French spoken (Quebec) - 2/3 English spoken. There has been no end of politics around it - even threats to separate, just like in Belgium - for generations, though not quite at the level as in Belgium... with the exception of the fevered language war in Quebec a generation ago. The difference between our conflict here vs Belgium, I suppose, is that we are not close to 1/2 for each language group as in Belgium, and that the physical distances are huge so most of the country is a long airplane ride away.

The good thing about having grown up in a bi-cultural country is that I got very immersed in both cultures and grew to love them and both languages.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jos Stolck Quote
Ever heard of Belgium?
Yeah. I'm buying your nation when it comes up on eBay this time round...
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QuoteOriginally posted by lithos Quote
Yeah. I'm buying your nation when it comes up on eBay this time round...
If the Belgium nation is a registered charity, it might be a tax-deductable purchase.

I don't think the AUD-<->EUR exchange rate is favourable enough yet for that bold move. Perhaps, just one city...



Dan.

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