Monochrome Monday – Brussels, Belgium

In addition to “wildlife Wednesday” posts (my first one featured pronghorns), I’m also planning to make “monochrome Monday” posts which will feature my favorite black and white photographs (thanks to the suggestion of a fellow Redditor).

During our first trip to Brussels we stayed at the Novotel Brussels Centre Tour Noire.  The location is decent, and it’s more reasonably priced than other hotels in Brussels — we’d stay there again in a heartbeat.  The hotel was adjacent to the Church of St. Catherine (Sint-Katelijnekerk), and we had a great view of the church from our hotel room window.  The Ferris wheel that is visible in the background was part of the Brussels Christmas Market.  We were able to ride the Ferris wheel a couple of days later.  Though the Brussels Christmas Market can’t compete with German Christmas Markets, we did enjoy ourselves — especially the ice skating, crepes, and Ferris wheel!

In my opinion, this makes a good black and white photograph because there are both black and white objects in the photo, as well as different shades of gray between black and white.  The lack of color gives both the church and the Ferris wheel an eerie feeling that just isn’t there with the colored version of the photograph.

Eglise de Sainte CatherineSint-Katelijnekerk & Ferris Wheel – Brussels, Belgium
black & white

Eglise de Sainte CatherineSint-Katelijnekerk & Ferris Wheel – Brussels, Belgium
color