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Who Needs Sun? : A November Photo Tour Of Brussels
Rainy days needn't be spent with one’s head in one’s hands ;-)
Camus once said that “autumn is a second spring when every leaf becomes a flower”. Indeed, in Belgium, that idea holds water…literally. One of the facts about Belgium is that it rains. A lot. And throughout autumn (and much of winter, the majority of spring…and commonly parts of summer) it rains seemingly nonstop. One of the common stereotypes of Belgians is that they are always running off on vacation…somewhere else!
Now, for people who enjoy strolling outside and taking photographs, this might seem to be one of Dante’s Hells. But not so. In fact, Belgium is a perfect reminder that life doesn't stop because it rains a one or two (or twenty) days straight. It can make the commonplace transform, gives reasons to visit the previously unvisited and – with a tad of effort – the ordinary extraordinary for those who bother to look.
The following is a photo collection of Brussels taken during one such recent stretch of dampness…conditions which particularly favor black and white photography. ;-)