Beveren (Flanders) - Mercatorhuis - part 1

by Björn Roose February. 23, 2019 855 views
Big Eye (by Sophie Ryder)

Big Eye (by Sophie Ryder)

Bit hard to explain about this series of photos - it's gonna be a five parts thing - but maybe that is not really necessary.

These photos were all taken in the garden of the Mercatorhuis in Beveren, Flanders. The Mercatorhuis is dedicated to the great Flemish cartographer Geert de Kremer, commonly known as (Gerardus) Mercator. We were there during a special tour through the Waasland, a region consisting of Beveren, Kruibeke, Lokeren, Moerbeke-Waas, Sint-Gillis-Waas, Sint-Niklaas, Stekene, Temse and Waasmunster (Wikipedia says Zwijndrecht is part of it too, but that's just nonsense).

Historically it is known as the background for the story of Reynard the Fox, from which the region got its name: het soete land van Waas, the sweet land of Waas (or Waasland). The story of Reynard the Fox was the base for this tour organised by The Phoebus Foundation under the name Vossen (Foxes).

At the Mercatorhuis stop you could see, of course, a lot of historical maps, but also an art exhibition in the garden. Since I like shooting statues and art, this week on PhotoBlog is gonna be filled with what we found there ...

Dancing Ladies (by Sophie Ryder)

Dancing Ladies (by Sophie Ryder)

Dancing Ladies (by Sophie Ryder)

Dancing Ladies (by Sophie Ryder)

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Bethany Plonski 2 years, 1 month ago

Love this set! With the Big Eye, it is almost hard to believe it's not a sketch of some sort. Love how you framed #3 too.

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Björn Roose Replied to Bethany Plonski 2 years, 1 month ago

Thanks, Bethany. And there was just no way of framing #3 with all three hares on it that wouldn't kill the whole image (it would have been way to boring) smile

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Laurie Madsen 2 years, 1 month ago

Bjorn-
super neat and interesting images.
Are the statues concrete?

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Björn Roose Replied to Laurie Madsen 2 years, 1 month ago

I couldn't say. I rarely notice those things smile

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Björn Roose 2 years, 1 month ago

ok, thanks, just looks like free form concrete!
Thanks for sharing your adventures...

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Björn Roose Replied to Laurie Madsen 2 years, 1 month ago

Looked it up. Apparently it's ... bronze.

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Björn Roose 2 years, 1 month ago

Wow Bjorn- you looked it up just for me?
Thanks! Interesting stuff...

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Björn Roose Replied to Laurie Madsen 2 years, 1 month ago

Well ... I have a problem with unsolved questions smile

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Berckmans Peter 2 years, 1 month ago

Just a rivercrossing away.

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Björn Roose Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 1 month ago

Yep smile

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