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This one doesn’t have a separate English name I don’t think. It’s a small university town with a very noticeable student population. I went with a big group of other people on the same programme as me, so I didn’t subject it to the same investigations as the other Flemish towns, which I went to with Dave who shares my willingness to walk for miles just to look at cafe or shop. That, and I lost the map with all the bars and shops and restaurants marked after about ten minutes, I’m still not sure how. It was a nice day though, it was raining when we first go there, but then the sun came out and we were sitting having a drink in the market square, which is entirely populated by pubs – literally nothing else. We also had lunch at le pain quotidien, which needed to be done at some point (the chain originates in Belgium). The food was nice, though pretty overpriced. Not as overpriced as their bread though – 10 euro for a loaf, no joke!

I was playing about with the Holga lens some more. This time I used the wide angle attachment. It’s quite fun but I’m not sure I will take it again, it does make the colours a lot less saturated and reduces the contrast. once I’d figured that out and stopped using it, I was getting much better pictures!

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