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 ...