The X

I usually don't make black and white photos but this one really asked for it. The main reason why I did it was the clear blue sky which was boring. I made it dark so it would be more interesting and mysterious. If you'd like to see this bridge in person, I found it when I was walking around the town in Bruges:).

[The X](https://stillglimmers.smugmug.com/Other/StillGlimmers/16049179_Kmpxwn#1559725092_kZJmXkD-A-LB)

The Atomium

New Look

It's been almost a year since I've started this blog. The actual anniversary is going to be on November 6. I'm not planning any parties but I've been thinking about a new design for some time and I thought this anniversary would be a good time for that. As I have a subscription for [The Atomium](https://www.elegantthemes.com/)

The Cold Morning in Bruges

This is probably my favorite photo from my trip to Bruges. Maybe you ask why I didn't give the photo some other name. It's because the strongest memory I have about this photo is that it was really cold that morning. It was also really beautiful but the cold kind of won:).

I took this photo as one of the first in Bruges moments after my arrival there. This is a small park near the railway station. The sun peeking through the trees always creates interesting effects and adds some mystical atmosphere to it. As with all of my photos, if you want to see the original size, just click on it and in the Sizes menu above the photo click on the O.

The Cold Morning in Bruges

The Majestic Sint-Pietersabdij

This is the first church I stepped into in Ghent (or Gent in Dutch/Flemish). I was blown away. The best thing is that it was completely empty and I could take as many pictures as I wanted to. I also used my tripod as in many other churches later in Belgium. I was disappointed when I couldn’t use the tripod in churches in Paris but in Belgium they didn’t seem to be bothered by that (there were some exceptions though but in those cases you just needed to be quicker than they were:)).

The Majestic Sint-Pietersabdij

European Parliament Bridge

I spent the whole day in Brussels going from one sight to another and then I finally arrived at the European parliament. It was almost completely dark and really cold. Nevertheless I set up for some shots of the bridge or whatever it is in front of the building. Here is the final result:).

European Parliament Bridge