Elaine O'Keeffe Photography


Overlooking the city of Ghent, Belgium from atop of the Gravensteen castle along the old Graslei harbour. Can you find the spires of St Peter’s and Saint Bavo Cathedral?


Monuments Men

A mural depicting the scenes from the movie Monuments Men which was filmed in and around Ghent, Belgium. Base on the true story of the greatest treasure hut in history, an unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art master pieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.



Our trip began in Brussels, Belgium in August. We arrived in the morning, then caught a train to downtown Brussels near our hotel. The first day we wandered toward Grand Place  exploring that area.  Our second day, we had booked a “Free” walking tour with Sandleman tours, which was a very good experience. Our guide was entertaining and […]


We travelled by train to Ghent, which was one of my favorite place on our trip. My cousins Monique and Annick were the most wonderful tour guides. We stayed in a hotel next to the canels. The old city center is only accessible by public transit, taxis and pedestrian traffic, this helps to preserve the […]


Our final destination in Belgium was Brugge, a quaint city with old stone buildings, cobble stone streets and canals. We went on a photo tour with Andy McSweeney who showed us many spectacular views and hidden gems of the city. One morning, I decided to wander intending to walk in a square, but the streets are […]

Swan in Brugge

During an early morning walk I saw many swans in the canals, calling to each other. I felt this swan captured the calm of the morning as it preened in preparation for the day’s events. Copyright © 2015 All rights reserved Elaine O’Keeffe