A Grim North

Musings from a northerner living in the deep south…

Posts Tagged ‘Belgium’

Pontoon

Posted by Alan on November 20, 2010

Pontoon, originally uploaded by Alan Perryman.

An archive photo, this one from August 2002 from the Tall Ships gathering at Zeebrugge.

The Belgian navy were pushing this pontoon across the dock using a small boat. Health and safety precautions? That rope keeping people away from the edge of the pontoon!

For the camera geeks, this was taken using a 35mm film SLR, Fujica STX-1 with a 50mm lens. I have absolutely no idea what the settings were…apart from wrong, given the largely bleached out sky!

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Mmmm Beer

Posted by Alan on May 21, 2009

Mmm Belgian Beer

This week featured the BCS Member services conference near Holborn.  This of course was an opportunity to socialise a bit with the other YPG volunteers and have a few beers.

Billy (cowfish, see links) took us to this bar –http://www.lowlander.com/ – the beer above is a dark Belgian beer called Troubadour Obscura, which was very tasty (and at 8,2% you only needed one to mull over for a while). Worth a look in if you are near Drury lane with a few quid to spare.

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