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Nostalgia: ‘Mijn Vlakke Land’

This weekly theme is nostalgia.

Travelling through the West of Belgium always brings back memories of Jacques Brel, one of Belgium’s most famous citizens. He had a love hate relationship with his country of birth, and particularly did not like Dutch as a language. Most of his songs are in French. One of them is about Belgium, Le Plat Pays translated in Dutch as Mijn vlakke land.

Belgium, Oostende – September 2016

shot with iPhone 6s plus using Hueless,  edited using Snapseed and Marksta, click the picture for a larger version

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2 Responses to “Nostalgia: ‘Mijn Vlakke Land’”

  1. Walk A Line! Focus! | What's (in) the Picture?

    […] they can be grey and dark. We make this trip a few times each year, and each time it reminds me of Jacques Brel’s chanson ‘mijn vlakke land’. (The link to my 2014 post is not working any more, I cleaned up my blog a few months ago. You can […]



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