Sunrise at the Baraque Michel

December 27, 2010 / one comment

After almost a week of very difficult driving due to the continuous snowfall here in Belgium, I managed to reach the Hautes Fagnes in time for the sunrise. It took me almost two hours to get there and I was almost too late to catch the best light. I barely had the time to jump out of my car, run (well… as best as I could) in the deep snow to a few hundred of meters away from the road to take the pictures of the sunrise. I had no snowshoes and it was impossible to get very far from the road without them so I will need to be better prepared next time !

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Sunrise in Perk & Halle wood

April 25, 2010 / no comments

This saturday, I woke up early (5:30 AM !) to try and capture in a picture what I see almost every day on my way to work. Even if it is not pure nature, the view is usually worth looking at. The sunrise yesterday was not as beautiful as some of the ones that I have already witnessed when cruising on the highway but it was still a nice one. Even if it seems to be a picture of a quiet spring sunrise in the flat countryside north-east of Brussels, I was only a few meters off the highway and planes leaving Brussels airport every few seconds were adding to this to make it one of the noisiest place I know…

Later in the afternoon, I went back to the Halle wood (see my previous post) where the bluebells were now almost in full bloom (they will probably be at their peak within a week). As you can see, I was in a panoramic “mood” 🙂
I do not know why but this place seems to attract a lot of Japanese tourists !

The sea of bluebells again !