Dries Buytaert

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A skinny and bendy road in Boston, dark from dusk, leads the eye to Boston's largest skyscraper, whose mirror glass windows are reflecting the last sun.
The John Hancock Tower shines in the last sunlight of the day. At 60 stories and 790 feet (240 meters), it is the tallest building in Boston.
A mother and daughter working together in a dimly lit kitchen.
We recently visited Vanessa's parents. Their house holds great sentimental value as it not only served as Vanessa's childhood home, but also her father's. The property has been in the family for over 50 years. As we looked through old photographs, it became evident that countless birthdays and holidays were celebrated in their kitchen, adding to the warmth and nostalgia of the space.
The view from an airplane window shows another plane being de-iced, fluids sprayed on the wing to remove any ice and snow.
In the queue to get de-iced.
A cobblestone street surrounded by old buildings.
The picturesque cobblestone streets of Durbuy.
A person walking on a cobblestone street surrounded by old buildings.
Walking through the historic streets of Durbuy is a journey through time. The cobblestone roads and quaint architecture invite the imagination to wander, wondering about the stories and lives of those who lived here hundreds of years ago.
An empty stroller standing in front of a kids attraction.
Durbuy is one of the smallest towns in Belgium, but has one of the best Christmas markets.
The store front of a small shop, decorated with Christmas lights.
"L'├ępicerie de Durbuy" is a small specialty shop located in Durbuy. They offer artisanal products made locally in the Ardennes region. On our visit, we purchased some of their homemade pastis.
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.
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.
A baking sheet holds freshly baked orange cookies.
Vanessa making orange cookies (thanks to the power of artificial intelligence)!
Vanessa carefully hangs lights on the branches of a Christmas tree, bringing a warm glow to the room.
Decorating the Christmas tree.
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.
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.
Jay expertly uses a sharp knife to debone a turkey, carefully removing the backbone to prepare it for roasting.
Jay spatchcocking the Thanksgiving turkey.
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.
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 group of young people stroll past a phone booth in London.
London by night.
A bartender working behind the dimly-lit bar of a historic hotel.
A bar at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London.
A classic red London phone booth stands in front of a fence that surrounds a local park.
Old brickwork repointed
The old brickwork is both repointed and white-washed.
The silhouette of a child ziplining against the sunset.
Ziplining until dark.
A close-up of a cow whose ears are pierced with tags, on which the number 8161 is clearly visible.
Cow 8161 saying hello!
Three kids stroll on a grassy path among pine trees, the middle one jumps in joy, arms up high.
Cousins on a family walk in the Belgian Ardennes.
A man tosses a ball with precision as he plays a game of jeu de boules, surrounded by a group of onlookers who smile and laugh at the friendly competition.
Playing 'jeu de boules' in the Belgian Ardennes.
An aged green tractor in a grass field, showing signs of rust.
An old tractor abandoned in a field.
An aerial view of a wooden table, displaying various tiles, woods, stones, and fabrics in an organized manner. Three people huddle over the table, planning and designing their project.
Reviewing a "mood board" of different tiles, woods, stones, and fabrics.
An aerial shot of an old wooden table with a large printout of a floor plan. The floor plan provides has illustrations of chairs and sofas printed on it.
Planning out the chairs and sofas.
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 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 bartender making a Mojito, pouring it from high above the glass.
The vartender in a Cuban bar in Miami. Typo intended.