Belgium

Waterloo 200: French bivouav

First images from the incredible Battle of Waterloo 200th anniversary reenactment in Belgium, which took place over two days and involved over 6,000 reenactors, 330 horses, 120 cannon and 2,600kg of gunpowder, and was watched by some 200,000 spectators. Pictured here, preparations in the French bivouac (Saturday 20 June 2015). © Rudolf Abraham Nikon D700 …

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Doudou (3)

Halberd-bearer outside the Collegiate Church of Sainte-Waudru, during the ‘Doudou‘ (Ducasse de Mons), Mons, Belgium (14 June 2014). © Rudolf Abraham Nikon D700 & 50/1.4G Photo copyright © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved. Images may not be copied, stored, distributed or published in any form without prior written permission from Rudolf Abraham. To license this …

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C’est cool (Binche Carnival)

Binche Carnival, Binche, Belgium (3 March 2014). © Rudolf Abraham Photo copyright © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved. Images may not be copied, stored, distributed or published in any form without prior written permission from Rudolf Abraham. D700 & 14-24/2.8 To license this image or view more photos from the Carnival in Binche, Belgium click …

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Waiting for Waterloo…

June 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the historic Battle of Waterloo, in Belgium – an occasion which will be marked by a full scale reenactment of the famous battle, involving some 5000 re-enactors dressed in authentic military uniforms and period costume, 300 horses and 100 cannon, and including an overnight military encampment. It’s the …

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Grand-Hornu

The UNESCO-listed Grand-Hornu mining complex, near Mons, Belgium. © Rudolf Abraham Built in the early 19th century in Neoclassical style by French entrepreneur Henri De Gorge and designed by architect Bruno Renard, Grand-Hornu is surrounded by Utopian, neatly arranged streets of worker’s housing (pictured below), and developed into one of the largest mining companies in …

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