Beveren (Flanders) - Mercatorhuis - part 1

by Björn Roose February. 23, 2019 605 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 6 months, 3 weeks 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.

6 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Bethany Plonski 6 months, 3 weeks 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 6 months, 4 weeks ago

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

6 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Laurie Madsen 6 months, 4 weeks ago

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

6 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Laurie Madsen Replied to Björn Roose 6 months, 4 weeks ago

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

6 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Laurie Madsen 6 months, 4 weeks ago

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

6 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Laurie Madsen Replied to Björn Roose 6 months, 4 weeks ago

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

6 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Laurie Madsen 6 months, 4 weeks ago

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

6 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 6 months, 4 weeks ago

Just a rivercrossing away.

6 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Berckmans Peter 6 months, 4 weeks ago

Yep smile

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