Tag Archives: Tourism

Unexpected bluebells

This time of year, thousands of people are awed by the Purple Forest, the beautiful Hallerbos close to Brussels, with its endless tapestries of bluebells. Tourists come from all over the world, making the romantic scenery suffer more, year after … Continue reading

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Beech and bluebell

This week brought the field course to the ‘Hallerbos’, Brussels world-famous forest with the purple bluebell carpet. Of course it is mostly this endless see of purple that attracts the thousands and thousands of tourists every year (oh, dear lord, … Continue reading

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Remember them

I still owed you a gallery of my latest visit to Abisko. You can enjoy the rainbows, clouds and splashes of sun here (or find it on the right of my blog).  Summer is gone and all flowers are fading. It … Continue reading

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Tourist in my own city

On a beautiful Friday in October, I had the chance to spend my afternoon at the city campus of our own University of Antwerp to attend a PhD defence from a colleague. The sun was shining bright and I was eager to … Continue reading

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The cotton castle

Please, allow my inner mountain enthousiast to be lyrical about some rocks! Pamukkale is the Turkish word for cotton castle, so I learned from Wikipedia, and it is a world famous hot spring area, with white calcium carbonate (‘travertine’) terraces overlooking a … Continue reading

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Belgian winter

I made a lot of pictures in and around Belgium this winter. Find a nice overview of them in this gallery on the right of my blog.

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A touch of colour

I do not often get the opportunity to see the effects of topography on microclimate as clearly as this time (only here!). I am studying its nature and impact on the vegetation, but knowledge on the microclimate is mostly based on measurements, as it … Continue reading

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