Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

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

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


The Best Time to Visit Keukenhof Gardens

The Best Time to Visit Keukenhof Gardens

One my most frequently asked questions each spring is ‘when is the best time to visit the Keukenhof Gardens?’ My answer – that depends… Each autumn, 7 million flower bulbs are planted at the Keukenhof Gardens. The gardens are carefully planned so bulbs blooming early to late in the season.  This means there is no … more

Palau Nacional, Barcelona, Spain | Forgotten Postcard

Palau Nacional, Barcelona, Spain | Forgotten Postcard

I’ve been itching to create a Forgotten Postcard digital art collage of Barcelona, Spain for quite some time now. Barcelona is one of my favourite cities in the world and I am in love with the colour and audacity of the architecture there. But it was that same over-the-top architecture that held me back. How could I … 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


The Netherlands Photo Gallery

The Netherlands Photo Gallery

The Netherlands, better known as Holland to some, is one of my favourite places to photograph. The quiet canals of Amsterdam, the flat expanses of the countryside and the incredible coastlines, have something for everyone. Below is a gallery of some of my favourite photos of The Netherlands, taken over the past 6 years. Click … more

Brussels Christmas Market Photo Gallery

Brussels Christmas Market Photo Gallery

One of my favourite things about the Christmas holidays in Brussels, Belgium is the Christmas Market. Photographing the market at night is a special treat. The market stalls are lit with a warm glow. People bustle by. The cold winter air keeps folks bundled up and cheeks rosy. For added holiday drama, the Electrabel Nights Lightshow in … more

Athens, Sounion and Vouliagmeni Greece Photo Gallery

Athens, Sounion and Vouliagmeni Greece Photo Gallery

I recently returned from a short stay in Vouliagmeni, Greece. This beautiful sea-side town was a perfect place to stay, to visit both Athens and the coastal town of Sounion. Below you can see some of my favourite travel photos from Greece. Click on the thumbnails to view the photos with detailed captions.


Forgotten Postcards Exhibition

Forgotten Postcards Exhibition

I am very excited to announce the first exhibition of the Forgotten Postcards series. After our success at 3 Accessible Art Fair events, we are now showing at the beautiful Aspria Lifestyle event building in Brussels. I hope you can join us for the vernissage on December 2nd and have a glass of champagne while … more

Acropolis, Athens, Greece - Forgotten Postcard

Acropolis, Athens, Greece – Forgotten Postcard

The subject of my latest Forgotten Postcard probably comes as no surprise, to those of you who know I’ve just returned from Greece. I was fascinated by the ancient architecture of the Acropolis and how it dominates the city of Athens. But the Acropolis isn’t the only ruin of note in Athens. This photo was … more

Announcing Forgotten Postcards - The Book!

Announcing Forgotten Postcards – The Book!

There are two things I’ve been wanting to do with the Forgotten Postcards, for some time now. The first was to create a beautiful portfolio to show to clients and galleries. The second was to publish a book of all of the postcards thus far. Thanks to the advice of a photographer friend here in … 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

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

Krakow, Poland - Forgotten Postcard

Krakow, Poland – Forgotten Postcard

As you may have noticed, I’m hard at work on a new batch of Forgotten Postcards for the upcoming Accessible Art Fair. These are not only works of photographic collage, but also artistic reminders of places I have visited and enjoyed. This postcard is from a recent visit to Krakow, Poland; a city I fell … more


Keukenhof Tulip Gardens 2010

Keukenhof Tulip Gardens 2010

This spring, once again, I spent a day photographing tulips at Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, The Netherlands. Keukenhof is the world’s largest spring bulb garden and every year the tulips on display are outstanding. Below, you’ll find a gallery of my favourite photos from 2010. I hope you enjoy them. Leave your favourites in the … more

Sardinia, Italy Photo Gallery

Sardinia, Italy Photo Gallery

Back in April I had the great fortune to visit the north-western part of Sardinia, Italy with a photographer friend. We spent several days photographing the towns, landscape and wild-flowers of this beautiful island. Based in Alghero, we explored Capo Caccia, Porto Ferro, Stintino, Capo Falcone and Bosa. Below are a few of my favourite … more

Château de Chenonceau, France - Forgotten Postcard

Château de Chenonceau, France – Forgotten Postcard

The Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley of France is a popular travel destination. This iconic castle sits partly over the Cher River. On still mornings you can see the Château reflected in the river below. For me, Chenonceau had a fairytale feeling that I tried to recreate with this Forgotten Postcard. The square … more


Mont Saint Michel, France - Forgotten Postcard

Mont Saint Michel, France – Forgotten Postcard

If you’ve ever visited Mont Saint Michel, you know the view of this imposing island fortress on a misty morning is unlike any other. Although these days, Mont Saint Michel spends most of its time as a tourist hotspot, I wanted this image to hearken back to the island’s darker and quieter times. I hope you like … 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

The Advantages of Travelling with another Photographer

The Advantages of Travelling with another Photographer

Tomorrow I am off on a trip to Sardinia, Italy with a photographer friend. It’s the first trip I’ve done in a long time with a fellow photographer and I’m looking forward to it. Travelling with another photographer has a lot of advantages, particularly when it’s one who shares an interest in similar photography subjects. … 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

Dublin to Doolin Ireland Photo Gallery

Dublin to Doolin Ireland Photo Gallery

Back in September I had the oportunity to visit Ireland with a couple of friends. We only had a few days but we decided to drive from Dublin to Doolin and back again. We had incredible weather and were able to visit the Cliffs of Moher, Doonagore Castle and Dunguaire Castle before heading back to … 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

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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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