Photograph of Bruges to Clervaux by Alex Nichol

Bruges to Clervaux

On day two of my first solo motorcycle trip across Europe, I travelled across Belgium and through the Northern tip of the Ardennes National Park to Clervaux, a gorgeous little hillside town in Luxembourg.

I was pleased to see the back of Belgium. Beyond Bruges, there's not a lot to see and the quality of the tarmac was generally horrendous. The thick tar-banding on the autobahns was so bad, the vibrations shook my pack free and I almost lost my luggage under an articulated lorry.

Photograph of Clervaux, Luxembourg by Alex Nichol
Olympus Pen + Panasonic 15mm f1.7 DG ASPH

Luxembourg, on the other hand, was lush and green, with some excellent winding roads to Clervaux. This was only a quick stop-over on my way down to Colmar on the French/German border, so I didn't have much time to explore, but I sampled the local cuisine and gave my legs a stretch.

These photographs were taken on my Olympus Pen micro four thirds camera and the extraordinary Panasonic 15mm f1.7 DG ASPH - one of my all time favourite lenses.

Alex Nichol

About the photographer

Alex Nichol is an amateur photographer based in the UK dabbling with landscape, travel and documentary. Alex has shot with pretty much everything, from classic 35mm and medium format film cameras from Zenit, Leica, Hasselblad and Rolleiflex, to digital SLR and mirrorless systems from Leica, Sony, Canon, Panasonic and Olympus. He is currently shooting with the Fujifilm X System.

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