About fairies and elves…? Tale of the woods
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About fairies and elves…? Tale of the woods

In La Roche-en-Ardenne, in the French part of Belgium, my home country, you become aware of fairies and elves…in shops in the town. Why this is, nobody knows…Perhaps it is inherent to the woods that surround the town? Through history fairies and elves were much more than a vague association of ‘spirit’ with the landscape. The concept of fairy … Continue reading

I have a dream…Alaaf
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I have a dream…Alaaf

Traditionally when we think of Carnival, we think of ‘Prince Carnival.’ Nothing wrong with that but…suppose, why not choosing a ‘Princess,’ or better both genders…Prince and Princess… Carnival is originally a pagan European spring festival. A reversal ritual. A rite of passage from darkness to light, from winter to summer: a fertility celebration. During time, Carnival … Continue reading

My neighbourhood ……in a wider context
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My neighbourhood ……in a wider context

     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 … Continue reading