Dries Buytaert

Miscellaneous 2022

A tree with pink flowers.
A table with a cup of coffee and a pastry.
People drinking cocktails and toasting.
A white flower growing through a fence.
A man and woman standing in the woods pouring a drink.
People standing outside drinking jenever.
People walking in fields with grass.
A woman standing on a sidewalk looking at construction.
A portrait of a man with a beard and glasses.
A white bathtub with a black ledge and a window above it.
Five snow plows driving behind each other during a Boston snowstorm.
A "phalanx of snow plows": five snow plows clearing Tremont Street during a major Boston snowstorm.
A woman shoveling snow on a sidewalk.
A snowy street with a pizza sign on the side of it.
Cars getting buried by heavy Boston snowfall
Cars are getting buried by heavy snowfall during a major Boston snowstorm.
A chef preparing sushi.
Two men in a kitchen preparing Japanese food.
Kids playing basketball.
A street at night with a red and white sign that says "Paramount".
A underground subway tunnel with an incoming train.
A man with a camera taking a self-portrait.
Me using a Leica M10-R.
A boy sitting in a chair with a big smile on his face.
A boy wearing a mask sitting in a chair at the hairdresser.
A woman giving a boy a haircut in a salon.
The skyline of Boston.
A person walking down the street with a box in their hand.
Dinner at Kava in the South End, Boston.
A women holding a cane while sitting on the coach.
Oma's hand.
A person eating a burger in the car.
Wendy's is my guilty pleasure.
Boston train yard
The train yard outside of Boston's South Station.
People dining on the sidewalk, seated on small French tables.
It's mid-October already! It might be getting colder and darker, but it's not too late to have dinner outside. Petit Robert, South End, Boston.
A person walking uphill, with an old house in the background.
The steep streets of Beacon Hill.
A bartender making a Mojito, pouring it from high above the glass.
The vartender in a Cuban bar in Miami. Typo intended.
A large sign that spells out 'Acquia' in individually lit letters. Behind the sign, people are engaged in a lively conversation.
The next months, we are organizing Acquia events around the world. We are calling it the 'Acquia Freedom Tour'. We just kicked off our tour with our first event at the Fontainebleau hotel on Miami Beach. Up next: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Tokyo, London and more.
A smiling face in the rearview mirror of a car, and a road with yellow lines stretches out through the windshield.
October is the best month to drive around New England.
A classic red London phone booth stands in front of a fence that surrounds a local park.
A bartender working behind the dimly-lit bar of a historic hotel.
A bar at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London.
A group of young people stroll past a phone booth in London.
London by night.
An Acquia-branded soccer ball and beer on a table in a pub.
Kicking off the FIFA World Cup 2022 at an Acquia partner event in London.
A table with the remnants of a meal, dirty plates, half-empty wine glasses, and candles that have half-way burned down, a testament to a lively and enjoyable gathering.
The end of a great Thanksgiving meal with great friends.
Jay expertly uses a sharp knife to debone a turkey, carefully removing the backbone to prepare it for roasting.
Jay spatchcocking the Thanksgiving turkey.
Vanessa holding a blender.
Getting ready to make cream of mushroom soup for the green bean casserole.
A gas light on the wall of a tavern called 'Five horses'.
Boston still has around 2,500 gas lights throughout the city. The first gas lights were introduced in 1828. Prior to 1828, Boston used oil lamps to light the streets. While gas lights provide a lot of character to the neighborhood, they are not great for carbon emission. Recently, the city decided to replace them with LED lights that mimic real flames.
Frost clinging to the long leaves of a plant.
Back in Belgium for the last two weeks of the year. It was cold but beautiful when I walked to the bakery in the morning.
Vanessa carefully hangs lights on the branches of a Christmas tree, bringing a warm glow to the room.
Decorating the Christmas tree.
A baking sheet holds freshly baked orange cookies.
Vanessa making orange cookies (thanks to the power of artificial intelligence)!
My Oma unwrapping a Christmas gift with the help of her great-granddaughter.
My Oma who is almost 95 years old. Lise is helpig her great-grandmother unwrap a Christmas gift.
Ben holding multiple sparklers wrapped together.
Ben holding multiple sparklers wrapped together.
Vanessa hanging from a pull-up bar attached to a door frame.
Vanessa ending 2022 with some pull-ups.
Thousands of embers dance in the air as a person uses a leaf blower to fan the flames of a fire pit.
With only a few minutes to go before the start of the new year, Ben wanted to get the fire pit going so we'd stay warm while watching the fire works. Turns out you can make a roaring fire in one minute with the help of a leaf blower. Don't try this at home kids.