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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

Vouliagmeni, Greece - Forgotten Postcard

Vouliagmeni, Greece – Forgotten Postcard

This Forgotten Postcard from our autumn trip to Vouliagmeni, Greece was actually completed as a client commission. The client was planning a wedding, in the area, and found my original image through a google search. She liked the Forgotten Postcard effect and asked if it would be possible to do something similar with the original Vouliagmeni photo. … 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


Sacré-Cœur, Paris - Forgotten Postcard

Sacré-Cœur, Paris – Forgotten Postcard

Paris, France has such an iconic skyline, it’s hard to create a piece of art that is original and does the scene justice. I hope this Forgotten Postcard is a step in that direction. The view is Sacré-Cœur, and Montmartre as seen from the roof of the Pompidou Modern Art Gallery.

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

Keukenhof Gardens Forgotten Postcard

Keukenhof Gardens Forgotten Postcard

It’s no secret that Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, The Netherlands is one of my favourite garden photography locations. Until now, I hadn’t honoured it with a Forgotten Postcard. I hope I’ve done it justice. If you like this and want to see more, check out the entire Forgotten Postcards Series.


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

Forgotten Postcard Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Forgotten Postcard Amsterdam, The Netherlands

It’s been ages since I added some new work to my Forgotten Postcards series. With the next Brussels Accessible Art Fair quickly approaching in June, I’ve buckled down to work on some new pieces which I post over the next few days. Although a few of my early postcards were from Kinderdijk, in the Netherlands, … more

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

Valletta, Malta - Forgotten Postcard

Valletta, Malta – Forgotten Postcard

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a new Forgotten Postcard with you. I took the photo for this one from a boat in Valletta harbour on the island of Malta. If you like this image please pay a visit to my Forgotten Postcards Gallery for all of the works in this series.


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

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

French Vineyard - Forgotten Postcard

French Vineyard – Forgotten Postcard

Despite my recent busy spurt, I decided to create a new Forgotten Postcard. This one was inspired by the Jurancon wine vineyards of Monein, in the Béarn region of southwest France. If you like this image please pay a visit to my Forgotten Postcards Gallery for all of the works in this series.


Rock of Cashel, Ireland - Forgotten Postcard

Rock of Cashel, Ireland – Forgotten Postcard

My latest installment of the Forgotten Postcard series, is an image I made at the Rock of Cashel, a magnificent castle in county Tipperary in Ireland.

Pont-du-Gard, France - Forgotten Postcard

Pont-du-Gard, France – Forgotten Postcard

I needed to do something a little more creative today after days of editing my California images, so I decided to take another crack at the Forgotten Postcards series. This image was taken at the Pont du Gard aqueduct in Southern France. I’ve been to this location 3 times now, and it never ceases to amaze … more

Venice, Italy 3 - Forgotten Postcard

Venice, Italy 3 – Forgotten Postcard

This final Forgotten Postcard from Venice, Italy shows the typical gondolas in the Grand Canal. One again I used Photoshop to alter the image to age and distress it. If you like this image please pay a visit to my Forgotten Postcards Gallery for all of the works in this series.


Venice, Italy 1 - Forgotten Postcard

Venice, Italy 1 – Forgotten Postcard

Venice really lends itself to the Forgotten Postcard concept. The timelessness of the city and its canals is what makes it special. If you like this image please pay a visit to my Forgotten Postcards Gallery for all of the works in this series.

Venice, Italy 2 - Forgotten Postcard

Venice, Italy 2 – Forgotten Postcard

I’m up to my old tricks again! I’m now truly hooked on the Forgotten Postcard concept. I went digging through my old photos today to find some that I wasn’t altogether happy with to see what could be done. Venice is one of those timeless, European cities. I haven’t had the best of luck photographing … more

Halong Bay, Vietnam - Forgotten Postcard

Halong Bay, Vietnam – Forgotten Postcard

This was actually the first of the Forgotten Postcard series (although I didn’t know it would become a series at the time)This is something a bit different for me. It is actually a collaboration. My best friend just returned from a month long holiday in Asia, where she took some stunning images. Being the trusting … more


Kinderdijk Windmill, The Netherlands - Forgotten Postcard

Kinderdijk Windmill, The Netherlands – Forgotten Postcard

This is another image taken on the same day as the other Kinderdijk Postcard. I really liked the way yesterday’s altered windmill turned out, so I decided to work on another one today. I hope you like it! If you like this image please pay a visit to my Forgotten Postcards Gallery for all of … more

Kinderdijk, The Netherlands - Forgotten Postcard

Kinderdijk, The Netherlands – Forgotten Postcard

This image was taken back in February, on a grey day, at Kinderdijk in the Netherlands. The windmills of Kinderdijk are one of the best known Dutch tourist sites. They were placed on the list of UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997. If you like this image please pay a visit to my Forgotten … more

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