The series of photos below depict pre-season preparations at the Belgian seaside town of Knokke-Heist. I was intrigued by the emptiness of the place on the day I visited. Normally, you can hardly move with the throngs of Belgian, Dutch and German visitors who come to enjoy the beautiful, white sandy beaches and fine shopping and dinning. I have a close affinity with the place having first visited its wide and well appointed promenade and beach back in 1988. Since then, I have spent many enjoyable visits and stay overs with my Belgian family and friends. Well worth a visit if you are ever in the area. As this Guardian article from 2010 states: Belgium’s summer beach secrets. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2010/jul/16/belgium-summer-beaches-secrets
These series of images from Sophie Starzenski sum up nicely why I decided to title my blog ‘Time Machine’. The camera’s ability to capture the passage of time is unparalleled – be it fleeting microseconds or long drawn out decades. Sophie decided to record the progression of her pregnancy over a 40 week period. Simple and charming.