10 Apr 2012
OUR WORLD - Ostende James Ensor
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Last week while I went with Dominique to our friend Nicole in Ostend, she showed us the place where James Ensor the Belgian painter has lived most of his life and was burried in the little graveyard of the Maria Kerke church. His father was English and his mother Belgian. In 1929 he was named a Baron by King Albert I.
The Maria kerke (church) history and pictures) and Ensors grave
Beautiful ceiling paintings
a typical old confessional
The house or rather doll house of his friend the painter Maurice Boel is just a few meters away.
He lived in this house together with 8 daughters, 6 sons and his wife of course. I wonder how they all found a place to sleep ?
The side of the house and the entrance door. It's still a private property and not open for visitors.
After our visit we rested a little in the sunshine
and then walked back along the sea