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The forms that once have been

The forms that once have been

“This is the place. Stand still, my steed,
Let me review the scene,
And summon from the shadowy Past
The forms that once have been.
The Past and Present here unite
Beneath Time’s flowing tide,
Like footprints hidden by a brook,
But seen on either side.”

(H.W. Longfellow in A gleam of sunshine)
Zaandijk (NL)

O, praise the Lord!

O, praise the Lord!

“O praise the Lord, for it is a good thing
to sing praises unto our God;
yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful.
O let your songs be of him and praise him,
and let your talking be of all his wondrous works.
Remember the marvellous works that he hath done,
his wonders and the judgements of his mouth.”

(Song by Walter Porter)
Ombret (B)

Grey zone

Grey zone

“And pray to God to have mercy upon us
And I pray that I may forget …”

(T.S. Eliot in Ash-Wednesday)
Liège (B)

Signs of Russia

Signs of Russia

“Mother Russia poetry majestic
tells the time of a great empire
turning round the old man ponders
reminiscing an age gone by.”

(Iron Maiden in Mother Russia)
Liège (B)

Two Towers

Two Towers

“The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind: We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.”

(W. Shakespeare in The Tempest)
Verviers (B)