Landscape-tales

My neighbourhood ……in a wider context

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It’s ‘ice’ cold in the ‘Ardennes,’ in the French part in Belgium. Looking for wildlife in the forests would be very difficult. The animals keep their winter rest. Luckily there is the exposition of Pierre Taymans in the city of La Roche-en-Ardenne. About thirty beautiful pictures of the wildlife in the region, meaning the province of Luxembourg, are in several streets on display. The way how the exposition is made links the photos directly with the forests that surrounds  the city. The forest ranger, who knows the forests and their fauna very well, discovered photography in 2005. In 2008 his first book with 300 pictures was published. Walking through the city becomes a little bit different for me. This exhibition give me the opportunity to wonder about the rich wildlife that surrounds us.

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(click on thumbnail to enlarge the pictures)

More than half of La Roche-en-Ardenne area (about 85 square kilometres (33 sq mi)) is covered in forests and 50 square kilometres (19 sq mi) is arable land, and only 8 square kilometres (3.1 sq mi) has been built on. The division between deciduous and coniferous forests is more or less equal.

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