Sword, a traditional symbol

Hasselt is the capital of Limburg, Belgium. Normally it is a quite town, but the city is always active during weekends with different activities. Hasselt is famous for speculoos (spiced biscuit), Jenever drink (traditional liqour) etc., At the city centre stands an old building named as ‘The Sweert’, a pharmacy. Since 1713, this building isContinue reading “Sword, a traditional symbol”

Senescence

What you see depends on what you look for! Here I see senescence of leaf, the process of aging in plants. The picture was taken in autumn, when the color of leaf had begun to change. This change in leaf color is due to degradation of chlorophyll in plants, a programmed self death, induced by the changeContinue reading “Senescence”

Focus on the shadow

I had visited a pharmacy museum in Heidelberg, Germany. The museum exhibits themes like history of medicine, evolution of medicine and instruments which were used in olden days to prepare medicine. I clicked the picture using a mobile, without focusing on the object (shadow). The below picture was taken by focusing on the shadow andContinue reading “Focus on the shadow”

Mei-avond, a dutch tradition

Meiavondviering (May evening) takes place every year at the end of April in Hasselt, Belgium. Hasselt has been following this tradition from mid-16th century. A large doll, made from birch tree is burnt. This doll represents winter, which means metaphorically ‘burning the winter and welcoming spring’.

Safari Park, Liege

Monde Sauvage Safari Park is in Liege, French speaking part of Belgium. The animal park has more than 1000 animals of 273 different species from 5 continents. We reached the destination by car. The tickets were bought through Groupon, as it was on offer, otherwise the tickets cost 22 euro/person and 4 euros for parking.Continue reading “Safari Park, Liege”