Avant que j'oblie
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Avant que j’oublie comment c’était
Avant que la nature reprenne le dessus
Avant que le passé devienne un nouvel avenir

Doel, situé sur la rive gauche de l’ Escaut. Un village qui disparaît lentement à la suite d’ une politique d’ extinction gouvernementale. Fascinant de voir comment la nature reprend le dessus dès que l’homme a cessé d’ intervenir. Avant que ça tombe dans l’ oubli je veux enregistrer la puissance et la beauté de la nature effrénée.

Before I forget what it had looked like
Before nature takes over, again
Before the past becomes a new future

Doel is a small village in Belgium located at the left bank of the river Schelde. It is first mentioned in 1267 and became the fiefdom of a lord, who in this area exercised full feudal rights in 1571. Once a lively community, it is now slowly disappearing as a result of unclear industrial plans to expand the Antwerp port area.

I find it fascinating how nature takes its course once we stop to intervene. Before the village falls into oblivion I want to save and share the power and the beauty of unrestrained nature.