Roda de Isabena






Roda de Isabena:   Our Garden
Roda de Isabena:   Blossom 
Roda de Isabena:   Some views 
Roda de Isabena:   Some KAP views 
Roda de isabena:   Some KAP views  El Villar 
Roda de Isabena:   Some KAP views of Roda
Roda de Isabena:   The start
Roda de Isabena:   Some streetviews
Roda de Isabena:   Some Kap views
Roda de Isabena:   Puebla de Isabena

The small town of Roda de Isábena, located in the region of Ribagorza, in Huesca and which has less then 50 inhabitants. Roda de Isábena is the smallest town in Spain with a cathedral; 

The cathedral of San Vicente was built in the 10th century, it was almost completely destroyed during an Arab occupancy (Abd El Malik). A new / second cathedral was built 1010, when the Christians recovered the town, in that time Roda was the capital of the region.  (That is also the reason why this is today the crossroad for so many GR routes) The removal of the see, first to Lleida and then to the diocese of Barbastro-Montsó reduced the importance of the locality..     An other story;  In the 70s an art thief Erik the Belgian; René Alphonse van den Berghe (born Nivelles, 1940) stole part of the rich patrimony of the cathedral. To partially recover from the guilt, Erik donated some of his paintings to the cathedral , which are exposed inside.
In the cathedral you will find three crypts at different levels whose central crypt is very extensive and complex. The altar piece is from baroque time. In the old refter lying on the monastery, frescoes and necrological inscriptions are admired.




Puebla de Roda




Roda de Isabena:   Our Garden
Roda de Isabena:   Blossom 
Roda de Isabena:   Some views 
Roda de Isabena:   Some KAP views 
Roda de isabena:   Some KAP views  El Villar 
Roda de Isabena:   Some KAP views of Roda
Roda de Isabena:   The start
Roda de Isabena:   Some streetviews
Roda de Isabena:   Some Kap views
Roda de Isabena:   Puebla de Isabena

La Rochelle







On our way home from Spain we always have a one (or two night) stop in a French coastal town;   This time it was La Rochelle. Although the weather condition weren't that good.   Very low wind (6km/h) an very cloudy, I made the following pictures of the harbor...

+40m circumference


Maiden flight of my new rotor (Based on a design of Jan Claes) It should have a diameter of 10 meter! 24 panels / 2 bridle lines for each panel +500 meter of bridle line...+40m circumference

Averbode

It's always a pleasure to see that my KAP pictures are picked up (in an official way) by a publisher.
Here it is a book about the heraldry of one of the most famous abbeys in Belgium.


See the initieel page

Some more abbey pictures:
Hemiksem
Averbode
Tongerlo I
Tongerlo II
Herkenrode

Trilobite

During lunchtime, I was able to fly in a very gusty wind my whole new family of trilobites.











Panel layout

Kristiansand Kitesfestival

 One of the festivals that I will remember for a long time.





Kristiansand workshop

together with some good friends,  Dirk, Sonia, Carlos, Karl, Sara, George, Sveinung and the help of the Sola Drageclubb, we made over 300 kites at the workshop in Kristiansand.





Black doves

 Flying my black doves in Ouddorp