London Riverwalk

Before goin’ home, we went for a walk along the banks of the river Thames. We took the time to shoot some photos of the London Eye and Big Ben. I was surprised to see how quickly this weekend has passed. Fortunately, London is not far away and it’s easy to come back to.

Legoland Windsor

We spent most of the day at Legoland Windsor and it is just one big photo opportunity for me and Luc. We never got any further than miniland and just shot a bunch of photos of all the models there.

It is amazing what they build with those colorful little bricks. I wouldn’t mind to be an engineer there.

Since Kelly and Thomas were asleep already when we got back from the concert yesterday, we had Luc’s little birthday bash tonight. I think that the bottle of champagne I smuggled along did the trick.

Geocaching in London’s Abbey Road

We left for London—for a 3 day trip—early this morning. Way too early actually. On to Brussels to catch the Eurostar to London. The 5 of us (Thomas, Kelly, Luc, Lies and myself) checked in at the London Marriott and then got on our way.

We started our trip with a little geocache on Abbey Road. The famous Abbey Road Studios have a webcam overlooking the crossroads where the album cover for the Beatles’ album Abbey Road was shot. The cache (GC6F12) was easy to find and with a little help from our friend Robert, we managed to grab a couple of webcam pictures that allowed us to log the cache. Of course we have a couple photos from the cache on our gallery.

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Our visit to Madame Tussaud’s took most of the afternoon. I love Madame Tussaud’s. It’s the ideal practice ground for an amateur photographer like myself: all the models are famous and patient, and all of them will have their photo taken as many times as I want. I have a
couple photos posted in our gallery.

We spent the rest of our evening a Heather Nova concert at Shepherds Bush Empire with our friend Luc. He’s a big Heather Nova fan, and it was his birthday. So he was very excited to go to that concert. And so was I. Great show, great finale… Heather closed here show with a cover of Springsteen’s I’m on Fire. v6.0 Online

Just a quick note to let all of you know that I have finished the theme for our gallery. Our blog and our gallery should have pretty much the same look and feel now.

“Born to Run” Re-release

SONY Music has just announced the re-release of Bruce Springsteen’s album Born to Run to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original release. The album is perceived to Springsteen’s best album by many of the fans. I be inclined to agree; it’s an excellent rock album.

This 30th anniversary re-release is very exciting because it will contain 2 bonus DVDs: one disc contains a “making of” documentary and the 2nd disc contains a full live show from the Born to Run tour. The show was taped live by at the Hammersmith in 1975 by the BBC. It is said to be a stunning show.

For the press release longtime manager Jon Landau wrote: “I believe that the combination of the great 1975 concert footage, the brilliant documentary of the making of the album and the dazzling remastering of ‘Born to Run’ add up to a nearly perfect storm of Bruce’s music.”

Intenational Rolling Stones Fan Day

The Belgian Rolling Stones fan club Sticky Fingers is having its 2nd international fan day in a couple of weeks. My friend Peter De Vreese is helping to organize the fan day, so I thought I’d put a shameless plug for their thingy on our blog.

So, if you like the Rolling Stones, you should be in Lede on Saturday, October 29, 2005.

Updating the Look-and-Feel of our Gallery

I’m updating the theme of our gallery to match it to the layout of our new blog. This is a major overhaul of the basic Coppermine themes currently in place. It’s gonna take a lot of work and quite some time to get it done. I’ll be testing the new theme from time to time and you may see a garbled lay-out on our gallery.

Model Shoot Gallery Online

The gallery with photos from the Belgium Digital shooting day at the coalmine of Waterschei is now complete. I have put close to a 100 photos online. It has been quite a task to go through all of the photos (over 750 in total) select the best ones and get them ready for publishing.

I finished this gallery a couple of days back, but with didn’t get around to posting it on the blog due to all the changes to it. If you would like to see more, check out the full gallery.

Once again: thank you to everyone involved in the organization of the shooting day and of course a very big thank you to all the models.

New Blog Software

The blog software we used for the previous version of proved to be insecure. So it is “out with the old one, and in with the new”. We have migrated to worlpress over the weekend. With a little help from Peter Vancorenland, who also migrated his blog recently, I got the software up and running in no time. Thank you Peter for your info.

We hope everyone will continue to enjoy our blog.