Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saturday in Marseille

The morning walk from the hotel down to the harbor takes me through the Arab neighborhood. This feels a lot more Cairo or Jerusalem than Marseille or Europe. 

At lunch, I ventured out to MAC - the Museum for Contemporary Art. Very far away, and it didn't help that three out of four directions received by the bus drivers where in the very opposite direction. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

First day in Marseille

This weekend I am attending Festival Mondial de l'Image Sous-Marine in Marseille. Very interesting, but also nice to get to know this grubby harbor city a bit better.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lunch in Brussels with Sara

Today I had a beautiful morning in Brussels. Met my dear friend Sara Ahnborg and her little baby Trixie. Had a cup of tea at St Gery, then a nice beer (Saison Cazaux) at Chez Moeder Lambic, followed by divine scallops at outdoor bar/restaruant Mer du Nord at Place St Catherine - my favourite.
Couldn't resist a gaufre as dessert.
Nice to be back in my old hometown.
In the afternoon I jumped anther plane and now I am in Marseille to attend a big underwater photo- and film festival.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Trappist pilgrimage 2011

In May 2010 I had the joy of visiting six out of the seven beer-brewing Trappist breweries in the world.

A week ago, I drove down from Sweden with some friends for another pilgrimage to the Trappist monasteries, this time also visiting the seventh one, La Trappe in the Netherlands.

As you can imagine it was a wonderful trip. Here are some of the photos. You will find more of them here: