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Mont des Arts

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This is where I used to revise my books when I made my degree in Journalism. I didn't use a fisheye lens. I have actually assembled some 14 photos I took when I was there. The original image is huge (12000 pixels wide).

 

The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX10, which has been provided to me by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. If you're interested, here is an interview I gave to Samsung imaging

 

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The "Mont des Arts" (meaning "hill of the arts") is a historic site in the center of Brussels, Belgium. The showcase square was created for the Universal Exposition held in Brussels in 1910. It featured a park and a monumental staircase with cascading fountains descending the gentle slope from Place Royale down to Boulevard de l'Empereur.

 

The original square was destroyed during the post-war construction frenzy known as Brusselization; between 1954 and 1965, the square and its surroundings gave way to massive, severely geometric postmodern structures such as the Royal Library of Belgium and the Congress Palace.

 

The Mont des Arts offers one of Brussels’ finest views. From the vantage point on a hill, the famous tower of the Brussels Town Hall at the Grand Place is clearly visible.

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Love Is All In Its Endless Time

 

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

 

Love is all in its endless time

Touch of feelings like leaves in fall

Each moment has its prime

Till the next one to you will call

 

Every boulevard is in its style

At very first - only a lonely go

Not until you have walked its mile

Shall you its heart truly know

 

So much is in time chasing

It seem to nowhere flowing

And hard for the mind tracing

When there is so much on going

 

The houses with hearts to fill

Momentarily on in their space

Coming and leaving at their will

Capturing knowledge many ways

 

Endless thru squares and flourish

To be informed or not to be

Gaining what one shall accomplish

If one can for a moment see

 

The apples fall to garden’s earth

And give a brain-wave sweet

For futures and new science birth

Tomorrows may sincerely treat

 

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Taken on July 14, 2010