Greetings from Belgium

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by Zeus1, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Newbie here.
    Just ditched my Nikon gear (D200 and multiple DX and FF lenses) for an Olympus OMD EM5. Frustrated with the user manual, I hunted on the internet for user information. That's how I discovered this BB.
    Hope to learn from You guys, perhaps even answer a tiny question.
     
  2. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    welcome zeus

    there are quite a few Belgian/Dutch members here....

    Personally I am a scotsman living in ghent :)

    K
     
  3. Wolf

    Wolf Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2012
    Welcome, i'm Belgian too ;--)

    ooh a scotsman living in Ghent...
    in december i'm visting Edinburgh :smile:
     
  4. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Welcome to the user group, Zeus. Love your avatar!
     
  5. The avatar is a photo of the statue by Jan Fabre, "Searching for Utopia" dating from 2003. This turtle+ rider is a bronze of 5500 kg, measuring 7x5x3 meters and can be seen looking out over the sea in Nieuwpoort on the Belgian coast.
     
  6. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Hi, Hendrik,

    welcome to the forum from a fellow belgian ... a flemish boy living in wallonia :eek::eek:

    That's some very nice pics from Nieuwpoort you have there ... is that a permanent installation ? I must visit Nieuwpoort soon again, I love the "grijze garnalen" (shrimps) there ... :biggrin::biggrin:

    C U soon,
    Rafael
     
  7. Yes, permanent....but there are rumors that the bronze will be re-located to a to-be-built new tourism office: apparently the sea winds (and the tourist climbing on top of it) cause too much (expensive) damage.
     
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  8. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Welcome to the forum! This is an excellent place to find answers, hints, etc. :cool:
     
  9. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    With already quite a few participants from Belgium, we need to do a "visual", maybe in Gent ???

    c u
    Rafael
     
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  10. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Welcome to the forum!
     
  11. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
    Ron
    If you guys get together, drop me a line. I'm 3-4 hours drive from most of Belgium and I love the country, the food, the scenery, the beer and the jonge jenever :)

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    OM-D E-M5, Samyang 7.5, O9-18, P20, O40-150, O45, Fuji X100, Hadley small: enthusiastic beginner!
     
  12. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    Vorst/ brussels born here!:thumbup:

    American citizen now but i still get nostalgic when i see the Manneken Pis.
     
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