Kaleidoscope atelier in Brussels

Cand eram mica, prin anii 80 in comunism, nu aveam multe jucarii, dar printre ele se afla un caleidoscop pe care il iubeam. Am avut mare grija de el, ma uitam fascinata la infinetele modele dinauntrul sau si am fost tare trista cand s-a stricat dupa multi ani de folosinta. Peste ani si ani, adult fiind, mi-am cumparat unul nou. Chiar saptamanile trecute stateam in fotoliu ascultand muzica si uitandu-ma prin caleidoscop, atat de relaxant a fost!

Nu am fost niciodata curioasa sa vad ce are inauntru, cumva minunea pe care o vedeam prin el imi era de ajuns, nu doream sa ii stiu “secretul”.

Dar, uite ca ieri, intr-o frumoasa zi de luna decembrie 2018, am participat la un atelier de caleidoscoape unde am invatat cum sa il fac, cum sa il asamblez. Acum ii stiu “secretul” si inca il iubesc!

Veronica Soare, cu entuziasm nemarginit si o rochie verde de poveste, ne-a ghidat pas cu pas in fabricarea propriului nostru caleidoscop. Multumesc pentru un atelier de neuitat!

Va arat cateva poze pe care le-am facut in timpul celor doua ore ale atelierului. Enjoy!

When I was little in the 1980s, I did not have many toys, but among them was a kaleidoscope I loved. I took great care of it, I was fascinated by the infinite patterns inside of it and I was really sad when it broke down after many years of use. After many years, as an adult, I bought a new one. Just weeks ago I sat in the chair listening to music and looking through a kaleidoscope, it was so relaxing!
I’ve never been curious to see what’s inside, somehow the wonder I saw through it was enough, I did not want to know its “secret”.
But yesterday, on a beautiful day of December 2018, I attended a kaleidoscope workshop where I learned how to do it, how to assemble it. Now I know “the secret” and still love it!
Veronica Soare, with incredible enthusiasm and a beautiful green dress, guided us step by step in making our own kaleidoscope. Thanks for an unforgettable workshop!
Here are a couple of pictures I made during the two hours of the workshop. Enjoy!

Bruxelles in november

A few photos I took last Saturday, during a long walk from morning until sunset! Oh and what a beautiful sunset it was! And what a beautiful city Brussels is!

Cateva poze de sambata, dintr-o plimbare lunga prin Bruxelles de dimineata pana seara la apus. Si ce apus frumos a fost! Si ce oras frumos este Bruxelul!

Year after year

Every year, same place, same clothes, different age

Then and now

It seems like yesterday we were taking photos of me pregnant in Bois de la Cambre in Brussels (October 2015). The following year (October 2016) we returned (the three of us) to make the photos in the exact same place.

To keep the tradition, we repeated the photo-shoot, in the same place, wearing almost the same clothes. I keep looking at the photos and I can’t believe how big my baby is.

Parca mai ieri faceam pozele cu burtica in Bois de la Cambre (in octombrie 2015). Apoi anul urmator (octombrie 2016) ne reintorceam in formula de 3 sa repetam fotografiile fix in acelasi loc.

Ca sa pastram traditia, ne-am intors si anul acesta si sper sa repetam si in anii ce vor urma. Ma tot uit la poze si nu imi vine sa cred cat de mare a crescut puiul de om.

Floralia 2017, Brussels

  • when: One month each year (mid april till mid may)
  • where: Kasteel VAN GROOT-BIJGAARDEN Isidoor Van Beverenstraat 5, 1702 Groot-Bijgaarden, België
  • price: Adults: 12 euros, kids 6-14years: 5 euros, under 6years: free.

Is pretty, oh so pretty.

De la mijlocul lunii aprilie pana la mijlocul lunii mai la castelul VAN GROOT-BIJGAARDEN, 12 euro adulti. E frumos, pe cuvant!


One year after

romania_flagFix acum un an postam poze cu burtica de 38 de saptamani, in peisaj de toamna in Bois de la Cambre din Bruxelles. Acum ne-am reintors in exact acelasi loc sa repetam sedinta foto, dar de data asta in formula de “trei”.

Iata pozele de atunci si de acum. Mie imi sunt foarte dragi, sper sa va placa. Primele 5 sunt colaje cu “Inainte si Dupa”

united_kingdomExactly one year ago I posted photos of me pregnant, in Bois de la Cambre in Bruxelles. This year we came back to the same place and repeated the photo-shoot, but this time in “Three”.

Enjoy these photos that are very dear to me. I hope you like them. The first ones are the “Before and After”


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romania_flagSi acum urmeaza pozele de anul acesta. StefAlex a facut primii sai pasi chiar in timpul pozelor, deci va dati seama cate emotii si cat de dragi imi vom ramane in amintire aceste poze

united_kingdomThe following photos are from this year only. The baby took his first steps for the first time ever, so you can imagine the emotions and what lovely memories these photos are for me










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In parc

Pozele urmatoare sunt facute in parcul Abbaye de la Cambre in Bruxelles

The following photos were taken in Abbaye de la Cambre in Brussels.

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27 Sept 2015, Brussels

united_kingdomA sunny Sunday on late September in Brussels. My belly is 33 weeks.

romania_flagO duminica insorita la sfarsit de Septembrie in Bruxelles. Burtica are 33 de saptamani.


plimbare parc 1

portret cu frunza

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parc ixelles 2

plimbare parc 2

parc ixelles 1

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pe banca in parc

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united_kingdomOh yes! Finally! Snow came to town yesterday afternoon. So today I had to document the “event” and show you some photos of the snow in Brussels.

“Snow and Brussels” is not something you see often during winter because of Belgium’s maritime climate (with warm winters and cool summers).

Even though the snow didn’t cover too much (because it snowed only a few hours) the city looks nice and frozen, the streets are full of ice (not good!) and the sun is shining.

romania_flagA nins ieri toata dupa amiaza in Bruxelles, iar azi a fost (si inca este) senin, soare si ger. Am iesit sa documentez “evenimentul” (zapada in Bruxelles!). Strazile bocna de gheata, necuratate, nesarate, nimic… (oare a luat autoritatile pe nepregatite?!)

Orasul este frumos, chiar asa putina zapada cum e, parca simt ca in sfarsit a venit iarna!

brussels snow december 2014

rue alfred giron ixelles bruxellesIn our neighborhood/ Pe strada noastra gheata e necuratata

snow brussels december 2014V on ice / V pe gheata

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winter snow orange leaves

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dog red coat winter

people walking their dogs

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snow on car

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bench in tenbosch park

around louise, in brussels

church near india embassy in brussels

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