Posts Tagged ‘Belgium’

Notebooks and 2012 Agendas are here!

Notebooks and 2012 Agendas are here!

First off, let me say, I’ve been thrilled with the response to the Beautiful Belgium photography book. I’ve sold out of my first batch of books and I have more on the way. If you live near Brussels, you can order a copy from me directly and I will sign it for you. Contact me … more

Beautiful Belgium - A Photography Book

Beautiful Belgium – A Photography Book

Beautiful Belgium by Alison Cornford-Matheson | Make Your Own Book After the success of the Forgotten Postcards book, I am thrilled to announce the launch of another book. This time, I am focusing on this small country I call home now – Belgium. In Beautiful Belgium you will find a combination of my travel photography … more

Cloth Hall - Ypres, Belgium | Forgotten Postcard

Cloth Hall – Ypres, Belgium | Forgotten Postcard

The Cloth Hall (or Lakenhal in Dutch) in Ypres Belgium was a warehouse for the prosperous cloth industry during the Middle Ages. These days, it is the home of the In Flanders Fields WWI Museum. I decided to create a Forgotten Postcard of this building because many of the real postcards of Ypres past reflect the devastation of WWI. I wanted … more


KU Leuven Library, Belgium | Forgotten Postcard

KU Leuven Library, Belgium | Forgotten Postcard

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted any new work, but I’ve been on the road all summer photographing new locations. Now I’m busy preparing for the next Accessible Art Fair in Brussels this fall and along with launching some brand new work, I’ve been creating some new Forgotten Postcards. This digital art collage … more

Bouchout Castle, Belgium - Forgotten Postcard

Bouchout Castle, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

Bouchout Castle, Kasteel van Bouchout in Dutch, is located in the town of Meise, near Brussels, and is now at the centre of the National Botanical Garden of Belgium. Although the castle has been heavily restored, I felt the classic architecture lends itself well to the Forgotten Postcards treatment. I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments … more

Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp, Belgium | Forgotten Postcard

Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp, Belgium | Forgotten Postcard

The Cathedral of Our Lady, Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal in Dutch, is a striking landmark in Antwerp’s city centre. This Roman Catholic Gothic cathedral is on the UNESCO World Heritage sites list for Belgium. I hope my Forgotten Postcard treatment serves it well. If you would like to learn more about the Forgotten Postcards please see the overview. If you are interested … more


Rue de Rollebeek, Sablon, Brussels - Forgotten Postcard

Rue de Rollebeek, Sablon, Brussels – Forgotten Postcard

Although I’ve been very busy lately, updating the new stock and art print galleries, I have still been creating some new work. Today’s Forgotten Postcard is from here in Brussels. This pedestrian street, Rue de Rollebeek, runs from Grand Sablon to Rue Haute in the Marolles and is lined with restaurants. Although the details are … more

Bruges, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

Bruges, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

This Forgotten Postcard from Bruges, Belgium is actually several months old. I completed it just before the June Accessible Art Fair. In the hustle before the show I forgot to post it; so here it is. Bruges (Brugge in Dutch) is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a very popular tourist destination here in Belgium. … more

Het Steen Castle, Antwerp, Belgium - Forgotten Postcard

Het Steen Castle, Antwerp, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

Het Steen (the stone, in Flemish) is a small castle on the bank of the river Schelde in Antwerp, Belgium. This Medieval fortress is open to the public and houses the naval museum. This imposing structure seemed the perfect choice for the Forgotten Postcard treatment. I hope you like it! For many more iconic scenes … more


Ghent, Belgium - Forgotten Postcard

Ghent, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

The historic waterfront of Ghent, Belgium is one of Flanders’ loveliest waterways. This street, known as De Graslei, borders the Leie River and is a popular spot on a sunny day. The gabled guildhalls seen here portray a typical Flemish style of architecture.  The symmetrical nature of these beautiful buildings inspired this latest work of digital art. For many more … more

Atomium, Brussels, Belgium - Forgotten Postcard

Atomium, Brussels, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

The Atomium is one of Brussels, Belgium’s most recognizable, and strange, landmarks. This unique piece of architecture represents an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. It was built for the World’s Fair in 1958 and was only meant to stand for 6 months. The Belgian people liked it so much, they decided to make it a … more

Forgotten Postcard Diptych - Sainte Catherine Church - Brussels, Belgium

Forgotten Postcard Diptych – Sainte Catherine Church – Brussels, Belgium

Recently, I was hired to create a custom Forgotten Postcard for an expat who was leaving Brussels. The Sainte Catherine/Sint Katelijne Square and church had significant meaning to the family and they wanted to memorialize it in a work of art. This is the final piece: While photographing the church for the Forgotten Postcard, I took photos of several different … more


Manneken Pis, Brussels – Forgotten Postcard

Manneken Pis, Brussels – Forgotten Postcard

Manneken Pis, that little statue of a peeing boy, is an odd but iconic symbol of Brussels, Belgium. Tucked in a corner near Grand Place, Manneken Pis is often surrounded by flocks of tourits who come to see his many costumes. When I took this photo, he wasn’t sporting any special clothes, but he was … more

Basilica of Koekelberg, Brussels, Belgium - Forgotten Postcard

Basilica of Koekelberg, Brussels, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

The National Basilica of Koekelberg or Basilica of the Sacred Heart (French: Basilique Nationale du Sacré-Cœur, Dutch: Nationale Basiliek van het Heilig-Hart ) is a Roman Catholic church in Brussels, Belgium. The art-deco church is the 6th largest Roman Catholic church in the world. I love the simplicity of the interior lines of this building. … more

Old England Forgotten Postcard - Brussels, Belgium

Old England Forgotten Postcard – Brussels, Belgium

The Old England building in Brussels, Belgium is one of my favourite examples of architecture in the city and I knew it had to become a Forgotten Postcard. The Old England was once a department store but is now home to the fabulous Musical Instrument Museum. The café on the top floor offers a beautiful view of Grand Place … more


Groot - Bijgaarden Castle and Gardens Photos.

Groot – Bijgaarden Castle and Gardens Photos.

This past weekend I visited the Castle and gardens at Groot-Bjigaarden (Grand Bigard in French), just outside of Brussels. It was a stunning springtime location and included my two favourite photography subjects – beautiful gardens and beautiful architecture. If you’d like more detail about my trip to the Groot-Bijgaarden, please read my article, Garden Photography … more

Royal Belgian Greenhouse - Laeken, Belgium

Royal Belgian Greenhouse – Laeken, Belgium

This gallery contains a few of my favourite images from the Belgian Royal Greenhouses in Laeken, Belgium. For a closer look and detailed caption of each image, click on the thumbnails below.  

Orval, Belgium - Forgotten Postcard

Orval, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

My latest Forgotten Postcard comes from a photo that I posted earlier of the Abbey of Notre Dame d’Orval in Wallonia, Belgium. If you like this image please pay a visit to my Forgotten Postcards Gallery for all of the works in this series.


Japanese Tower, Belgium - Forgotten Postcard

Japanese Tower, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

While this looks like a scene straight from Japan, this photo was actually taken here in Belgium. This is the view of the Japanese Tower from the gardens of the Royal Palace in Laeken, Belgium. Léopold II had the tower constructed along with a Chinese pavillion which were inaugurated in 1905. The tower houses a collection … more

Grand Place, Belgium - Forgotten Postcard

Grand Place, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

The latest image in my Forgotten Postcards series comes from Brussels’ Grand Place. This is the top of the Maison du Roi (House of the king in French). In Dutch it is known as the Broodhuis(or Bread house) because it stands on the spot of the former 13th century bakers’ market. If you like this image … more

Parc Cinquantenaire, Belgium - Forgotten Postcard

Parc Cinquantenaire, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

Parc Cinquantenaire, or Jubelpark in Dutch, is one of Brussels, Belgium’s most famous landmarks. The centrepiece triumphal arch was erected in 1905 and it’s age and grandeur certainly lend itself to the Forgotten Postcard treatment. If you like this image please pay a visit to my Forgotten Postcards Gallery for all of the works in … more


Hallerbos - Belgium's Blue Forest

Hallerbos – Belgium’s Blue Forest

The Hallerbos (Dutch for Forest of Halle) is a public forest in Belgium, mostly situated in the municipality of Halle, in Flemish Brabant. It is located about 15 Kms south of Brussels. The forest is a beautiful place for a walk at any time of the year, but for a few weeks in spring, it is something … more

Groot-Bijgaarden Castle, Belgium - Forgotten Postcard

Groot-Bijgaarden Castle, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

It’s been quite a while since I created a new Forgotten Postcard. I realized (well my husband pointed out) that I hadn’t done a Belgian one yet. So I present the Forgotten Groot-Bijgaarden. The Flemish architecture really seems to lend itself to the aging treatment. This image consists of 12 layers (give or take). If … more

Garden Photography at the Groot-Bijgaarden

Garden Photography at the Groot-Bijgaarden

Two weekends ago, I went to photograph the gardens of the Groot-Bijgaarden Castle (Chateau de Grand-Bigard in French), which is located just outside of Brussels, Belgium. I decided to use the shoot as a warm-up to Keukenhof and I wasn’t disappointed. The park is only open to the general public for one month in the spring. … more

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Alison Cornford-Matheson is a Canadian photographer living and working in Brussels, Belgium. She specialises in garden and travel lifestyle stock photography. In addition, she is a Photoshop professional and produces digital artwork as fine art prints. Alison is available for assignment work and commissions on request.

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