Or at least most of September I was in Brussels. I spent a few days in Amsterdam and in Berlin. Unfortunately I only learned a little bit of French while I was there. Je ne comprends pas l’francais. (Yes, for those who might not know a thing about Brussels or Belgium, they speak French in Brussels. Here’s a great video that will explain all things Belgian: http://vimeo.com/15049808) Anyway, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, although I didn’t take so many over the month.
I only took a few pictures in Amsterdam. The canals are always stunning, it’s a really beautiful town.
This was our booth at IBC 2010. Designed by Elin and constructed mostly by Shwahh and myself. IBC is basically a huge international trade show for the film industry, mostly (or maybe totally) on the technical side. FX Motion, the company I worked for, makes remote controlled camera gear. They design and manufacture everything themselves, from the software to machining the aluminum from solid blocks. The thing you see on the right is a dolly, lift, and head all in one and they use it on American Idol to get those low angle dolly shots right in front of the stage. Once we finished setting up I got to walk around the enormous convention center and was able to see a lot of cool stuff.
This was near where I worked in Brussels, part of my daily commute by bike. Really beautiful morning, sadly a rare thing in this often overcast and cold European capital.
The next few pictures are from Cologne, I stopped over there for a few hours on my journey back to Berlin at the end of September. The Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral) is this enormous Gothic Cathedral that sits right next to the main train station. Its construction famously took from 1248 until 1880.
The cathedral is directly behind me in this picture.