Monthly Archives: July 2007

THE SAINT MICHAEL CATHEDRAL

THE SAINT MICHAEL CATHEDRAL
This church is to be found at the Treurenberg hill on the edge between lower and upper town. Already at the beginning of the 11th century a church was situated here. In 1047 the Duke of Brabant, Lambert II, had the relics of Saint Gudula transferred from the Saint Gorik church in downtown Brussels to the new church at the Treurenberg hill. From that moment on the Saint Gudula and Saint Michael church took the lead over all the other churches in Brussels. Lambert II also gave the church a chapter of 12 canons (priests who took care of the services and possessions of the church). You never know when this might come up in a quiz.

Lake Tikitapu

Lake Tikitapu
The Blue Lake, near Rotorua, NZ… famous for the fact that I got really hot walking around it and we had to wait ages to get picked up afterwards. Cool place tho 😉

Dinnertime

Dinnertime
Swans are great. End of story.

Preview Screen

Preview Screen
As I mentioned a few posts ago, my mate got married. This is he, mid-speech.

M20

M20
This is a section of the M20 just down from Leeds Castle, Kent, UK. It was very busy with cars and lorries when I pressed the shutter – I don’t really understand why IR made them vanish, but perhaps I shouldn’t really care.

Dragonfly

Dragonfly
I swore I would never do guest photos on this blog, but I ave broken that now. My Dad took this with a D50 and kit lens and I love it.

Cycle Route

Cycle Route
Sign action has been lacking from this blog for a while, but no longer! This comes all the way from the fine city of Wellington, NZ… Oriental Bay no less.

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake
Children and chocolate cake always make an interesting combination, especially when I am pissed and at a wedding.

Glasses Contrail

Glasses Contrail
Just messing about in the back garden and marvelling at the magical powers of glasses to generally mess up one’s view of a contrail. Plus, I was well hungover and could only face laying on my back waiting for the effects of too much Strongbow to pass.

Cloud Nine

Cloud Nine
It is only a couple of days since I posted an IR shot, but I took this one yesterday and, having just installed CS3, figured it was a worth processing. Location is Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent, UK – the 9th photo te be posted on this blog from that location, hence the rather ingenious title for this image. The only other title I came up with was ‘Cloud City’ which, despite having a cool Star Wars vibe, bore no real relevance to the photo as there is, quite clearly, no city involved.