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My year in pictures

We are at the end of 2011 that I am writing this. Time to look back. In short: it’s been a very eventful, unusual and adventurous year to me. What a hell of a ride!

First of all, this is the first year that I am no longer living a student life. I ended my internship in Czech Republic, which brought me to The Netherlands where I am living together with my amazing girlfriend and doing a first full time job now as an IT professional. I have taken many steps, so in many ways this might have been one of the most special years yet in my life.

The past year has also seen some very memorable trips. Luckily at the end of 2010 we bought a DSLR camera, a Canon 500D with a few great lenses. Well, I think we might have taken some 10000 pictures in total over the year! A picture tells a thousand words you know, and the camera really allows us capturing these  memorable moments.

And we are getting better at photographing everyday!

Anyway, the pictures leave us with some beautiful footage that I would like to share, mingled with some melancholy.

January 2011

The year takes off at the Antwerp Christmas market
The year takes off at the Antwerp Christmas market
A deer at the Rotteram Blijdorp Zoo
A deer at the Rotteram Blijdorp diergaarde
Rotterdam on a sunny Winter day
Rotterdam on a sunny Winter day. You can see the early constructing and rising of De Rotterdam, the Erasmus bridge that connects north and south and the KNP and Maastoren buildings. In the left you see a Spido ferry.
A warm welcome for an amazing time in the Serviced Apartment in Rotterdam
A warm welcome for an amazing time in the Serviced Apartment in Rotterdam. Spend some good quality time there!

February 2011

Rotterdam from Euromast heights
Rotterdam from Euromast heights
Rotterdam from New Orleans heights
Rotterdam from New Orleans heights
Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, Brno
Late February I was in Brno, Czech Republic. This picture shows the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul taken on the Petrov hill.

March 2011

Pilsner Urquell
When we visited the Moravian caves - being in a beer land, I couldn't help but take this picture of a typical Pilsner Urquell.
Brno tram
Red Brno tram in motion. It was raining very hard that day.
Contemplation
In a shopping center in Brno, contemplating the highs and lows

Picture taken from the coastal part of Buda. View on the Donau and Pest.
Picture taken from the coastal part of Buda. View on the Donau and Pest.
Key artwork
Key and latches artwork in Brno. Hanging my own too ;-)
Znojmo landscape
We visited Znojmo, a beautiful town in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. You can see the Saint Nicholas church. We had a very good and satisfying feeling visiting this wonderful medieval looking town.
We own the world
Getting super excited standing on edges near the Nicholas church in Brno.
Portrait inside Schönbrunn Palace
Portrait inside Schönbrunn Palace
Portrait in Schönbrunn gardens
Portrait in Schönbrunn gardens
Together at Schönbrunn gardens
Together at Schönbrunn gardens
Schönbrunn palace, Vienna
Schönbrunn palace, Vienna
Fun park in Vienna
When we were about to leave Vienna, we stopped by in this fun park. There was a great atmosphere and fantastic to explore the park at night.
Back in Brno
This reflects the end of our Znojmo and Vienna trip. We rented a car and were happy to have reached back safely.
Prague portrait
Yet another trip. This portrait is taken in a main shopping street in Prague.
Good time in Prague
I remember this one was taken by a cute tourist couple too. We had a good time in Prague as well.
Still winter
Without doubt, this is one of the best shots we took in 2011. Still winter in Prague.

April 2011

Keukenhof with friends
We visited Keukenhof in April. Was really overwhelmed with the vast variety and diversity of flowers.
Flower meadows in Keukenhof
Flower meadows in Keukenhof. Nice patterns and vivid colors.
Grannies going crazy
This was so funny. Grannies on the picture were constantly trying to take pictures of the beautiful Keukenhof flower parade. Unfortunately, security would not allow them. So they would keep retaliate.
Flower parade heart wagon, Keukenhof
Flower parade heart wagon, Keukenhof
Dutch celebrating Queensday in the Amsterdam canals
Dutch celebrating Queensday in the Amsterdam canals
We are all orange on Queensday
We are all orange on Queensday!

June 2011

Air walking in Delft
Air walking in Delft
Portrait in Delft
Delft is such a beautiful and peaceful city. We came back here during spring just to see the blossoming trees and watery canals.

July 2011

Summer in Nijmegen
Here we visited some friends in Nijmegen. Summer just started.
Ice cream time!
Ice cream time!
With the devils help
Of course also some tourist activities in Nijmegen. This pictures the devil that helped Mariken van Nieumeghen
Nijmegen
No city without a panorama view

August 2011

Portrait at Louvre
In August we were in Paris. This is a portrait at the famous Louvre
L'Arc de Triomphe
This picture actually couldn't have turned out better. No, we are not standing on the chains but just in front of L'Arc de Triomphe
Versailles
Versailles palace baby!
Painting at Montmartre
Visting Paris also includes the obliged Montmartre of course. This was a nice painting we noticed.
Fashionable me
While walking around the Montmartre area, my girlfriend managed to photograph this fashionable shot of me. Unique :)
Summer in Paris
Sitting on a Parisian bridge over the Seine, enjoying a great summer

October 2011

Delfshaven
This is taken in Delfshaven during a sunny autumn day
Exploring the park
Exploring the park

November 2011

Falling leaves
So glad that we were able to catch the falling leaves. Colors turned out very well too.
This is me
Me, myself and I
Delfshaven
A Delfshaven autumn

December 2011

Tilburg
This picture was taken in Tilburg. We went there for Christmas eve to celebrate with friends.

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