Marc De Vos 21409
 
Ghent, Belgium
Explorer with wide interests, ex-reporter and now retired. One of my favourite quotes: "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes." (Marcel Proust)
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Segovia, SpainSegoviaSpainThe Roman aqueduct is the most visited and photographed building of Segovia. The aqueduct dates probably from the 1st century and is one of the...Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, FranceSaint-Valery-sur-SommeFranceThe Saint-Valery marina has 250 mooring points. Anecdote: On September 27, 1066, the Norman Duke William the Conqueror departed from Saint-Valery...Cayeux-sur-Mer, FranceCayeux-sur-MerFranceDue to the great influence of ebb and flow in the Somme Bay (5 m difference in water level, sometimes up to 10 metres / 32 feet at spring tide) a...Escalles, FranceEscallesFranceNo, the French do not paint their cattle. I think this must be "art". Or the work of a farmer who got bored.Catedral de la Almudena, Madrid, SpainCatedral de la AlmudenaMadrid, SpainConsecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993, the Almudena is the youngest cathedral in the world. The vivid stained-glass windows, inspired by pop...Catedral de la Almudena, Madrid, SpainCatedral de la AlmudenaMadrid, SpainConsecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993, the Almudena is the youngest cathedral in the world. The vivid stained-glass windows, inspired by pop...Edinburgh, ScotlandEdinburghScotlandA castle in fifty shades of grey, surrounded by green assault waves.Veules-les-Roses, FranceVeules-les-RosesFranceBirth of a poppy flower. Photo taken during a walk along the Veules river.Veules-les-Roses, FranceVeules-les-RosesFranceThis is the shortest sea-bound river in France (1.149 kilometres / 0.713 miles): La Veules. You can take a beautiful and romantic walk along its...Cap Gris-Nez, Audinghen, FranceCap Gris-NezAudinghen, FranceView of the White Cliffs of Dover. At this point, barely 33 km separates France from England. #OpalCoastAudinghen, FranceAudinghenFranceThis is a unique piece in Europe: a WW II Krupp K5 railway gun (type "Leopold"). The K5 could project a 250 kg shell up to almost 70 km and could...Audinghen, FranceAudinghenFranceThe “Batterie Todt” was a WW II battery of coastal artillery, located in Audinghen, near Cape Gris Nez. It consisted of four 380 millimetres...Cayeux-sur-Mer, FranceCayeux-sur-MerFranceAt low tide the fishing boats in the little harbour of Le Hourdel (Bay of the Somme) take a nap.Le Tréport, FranceLe TréportFranceForeground: the seaport Le Tréport (Normandie). Background: the seaside resort Mers-les-Bains (Picardie).Le Tréport, FranceLe TréportFranceThe beach cabins from a different angle.Le Tréport, FranceLe TréportFranceBeach cabins on the shingle beach of Le Tréport.Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, FranceSaint-Valery-sur-SommeFranceMy favourite moments at the Bay of the Somme: early in the morning and at nightfall.Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, FranceSaint-Valery-sur-SommeFranceWheat in combination with poppies. I wonder what the final product will be. (But these are not opium poppies.)Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, FranceSaint-Valery-sur-SommeFranceThe river Somme at low tide in the early morning. At low tide, the sea withdraws 14 km and the river shows a patchwork of mud banks.Le Crotoy, FranceLe CrotoyFranceThe Somme Bay Railway: this “veteran” dates from 1906. On the background the water tower of Le Crotoy (the French say water ‘castle’: château d’eau).
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