Antwerpen Meirbrug – Ladies Convent – Groenplaats

Antwerpen
27 October 2018


Meirbrug – Tram 4 to Silsburg


Meirbrug – Tram junction


Ladies Convent


Ladies Convent


Groenplaats – temporary terminus of tram 4


Tram 4 from Hoboken ready to go round the Groenplaats

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The Asian Age – Clashes at Sabarimala after woman reaches near temple, cameraman hurt

The woman identified as Lalitha, was forced to show her Aadhaar card to prove her age and police confirmed that she is 52 years old.

Sabarimala – Kerala – India, 06 November 2018. On early Tuesday morning, a video journalist was injured after protesting devotees targeted media persons at Sabarimala. Hundreds of protesters gathered at Sannidhanam or the inner courtyard after reports of a woman devotee, suspected to be in menstrual age, tried to enter the temple.

The police confirmed that 52-year-old Lalithaa, from Thrissur had come to the temple with her son. She was forced to show her Aadhaar card to prove her age and police said she is 52 years old.

Her attempt to get inside the shrine was foiled and she was shifted to a police camp.

The protesters later apologised to her and lead her to hilltop temple for a darshan.

“I am not afraid, I want darshan of Lord Ayyappa,” Lalithaa told reporters.

On Monday, a 25-year-old woman, heading for shrine with her husband and two children were stopped at Pamba, the base camp from where devotees start the trek to the shrine.

A police official said, “We have information a woman on way to the temple but nobody has approached us so far for security.”

The Sabarimala shrine opened on Monday for the second time for a two-day special prayer. The temple was opened for Sree Chithira Attathirunal pooja, an offering to honour the last king of the erstwhile Travancore dynasty Sree Chithira Tirunal Balarama Varma.

Read: ​30-year-old woman seeks protection to enter Sabarimala temple as door opens

Sabarimala virtually turned into a fortress with hundreds of police personnel, including armed commandos, dotting the place where surveillance cameras and mobile phone jammers were installed.

http://www.asianage.com/india/all-india/061118/clashes-at-sabarimala-after-woman-reaches-near-temple-cameraman-injured.html

Gentbrugge Tertzweillaan – Jules Persynstraat / Gent Meibloemstraat-De Koer – Muincklaan

Gentbrugge Tertzweillaan
EVI
14 October 2018

O – EVI – O

Gentbrugge – Jules Persynstraat
14 October 2018


What is that stork doing there ?

Gent Meibloemstraat – De Koer
17 October 2018


City piggies


Pig


Varken – Schwein – Cochon – Pig

Gent Muinklaan
18 October 2018


Muinklaan – OLV Sint-Pieters – Muinkpark

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Dampoort – Gentbrugge Braemkasteel – Schelde

Dampoort
13 October 2018


New cyclists and pedestrian tunnel
Railway – Kasteellaan – Macharius Kerk (Church)


Access to the new tunnel

Gentbrugge Braemkasteel
14 October 2018


Entrance to the Gentbrugse Meersen

Schelde
14 October 2018


Locks


Across the locks to Gentbrugge


Railway bridge across the Schelde

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Gent Rabot

Gent Rabot
03 October 2018


Tram 4 to UZ


Rabot


Rabot – Opgeeistenlaan


Tram 1 to Flanders Expo via Sint-Pieters


Peace !
VPK United Protestant Church


Tram 4 to UZ

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Gent Sint-Niklaaskerk – Gent Prison

Gent Sint-Niklaaskerk
Week of Peace
26 September 2018

Sint-Niklaaskerk
Programme put together by IWG

Coupure/Nieuwe Wandeling
Gevangnis Gent – Dag van de Bezoeker


Is this still the coupure ?


The road is on the left – the park along it straight ahead


Free range chickens and rooster ?


Gent Prison – Dag van de bezoeker [visitor]
Volunteers stand at the gate and offer a small present, coffee or tea
and if required listen to the visitor’s stories


Gent Prison – Dag van de bezoeker [visitor]
Organised by the Protestant prison chaplain

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Gent Sint-Amandsberg and Sint-Niklaaskerk

Gent Sint-Amandsberg
Edgard Tinelstraat
25 September 2018


Provincial centre for adult education


The Rohingya issue


Some of the panel members

Gent Sint-Niklaaskerk
Week of Peace
26 September 2018


Sint-Niklaaskerk


Participants


A very good programme put together by IWG

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The Hindu – Sabarimala issue: Palace directs Tantri to close the sanctum if young woman enters temple premises

Woman journalist and the woman devotee detained at Nadappanthal due to vehement protests

Radhakrishnan Kuttoor

Sabarimala – Kerala – India, 19 October 2018. Tension mounts in Sabarimala as a woman journalist from Andhra Pradesh, Kavitha, and a young woman devotee, escorted by a large posse of police, reached the Valiyanadappanthal at Sabarimala Sannidhanam at around 8.50 am.

Meanwhile, the Pandalam Palace has urged the temple high priest (Tantri), Kandararu Rajeevararu, to take effective steps to ensure due compliance of the ritualistic as well as Tantric custom, tradition and practice at the Ayyappa Temple.

The Pandalam Palace Managing Committe secretary P N Narayana Varma told The Hindu that he has already conveyed the message, through a special messenger, to the Tantri to close the sanctum, in the event of any defilement at the temple premises.

Mr Varma said the palace messenger and the Pandalam Valiyakoickal Sastha Temple advisory Committee president, Pritvipal, has conveyed the royal family’s direction to close the sanctum if any young woman violates the temple custom and enters the temple precincts or in the event of bloodshed there.

He said that as per the Covenant, the Tantri is the Supreme authority in matters relating to temple rituals and practices and hence, he is bound to ensure and assert his position.

Talking to The Hindu, the Tantri said he was very much pained at the ongoing messy situation at the holy hillock and in the sacred grove of Lord Ayyappa.

The Tantri has appealed the woman devotees in the age group of 10-50 years not to undertake pilgrimage to Sabarimala in the larger interests of restoring peace at the holy hillock. “This is my prayer to the woman devotees, with all respect to the Apex Courts’ order,” Mr Rajeevaru said.

Women detained at Nadappanthal

Meanwhile, the woman journalist and the young woman devotee have been detained at the Nadappanthal due to vehement protests from the Ayyappa devotees and Sangh Parivar activists camping at Sabarimala.

IG S Sreejith who is escorting the two women, appealed to the masses and said that the police, most of whom are devotees themselves, have to obey the rules and comply with the Court order.

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/sabarimala-issue-palace-directs-tantri-to-close-the-sanctum-if-young-woman-enters-temple-premises/article25258601.ece?homepage=true

Gent – Coyensdanspark – Groen

Coyensdanspark
Sint-Baafs Abdij
26 August 2018


Sint-Baafs Abdij and Macharius Kerk

Coyensdanspark
Groen
26 August 2018


Elke Decruynaere


Meyrem Almaci


Elke speaks but not too long !


My friend Luc


It is busy in the tent

Vote the Greens !
Kies Groen
The green Man in Blue

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Gent: Achtervisserij – Sint-Macharius / Sint-Baafs – Portus Ganda – Coyensdanspark

Achtervisserij
26 August 2018


Interesting flower


Another one, slightly different colour

Sint-Macharius / Sint-Baafs
26 August 2018


Macharius Kerk – Sint-Baafs Abdij

Portus Ganda
26 August 2018


Confluence of the Leie and the Schelde

Coyensdanspark
26 August 2018


Meeting of the Green (Groen) party

Herberg Macharius
A fresh coat of paint

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