I love walking. The winter sun makes my walks even more enjoyable, especially in my neighbourhood of Amsterdam. A few weeks ago, I captured some moments at de Hortus , today, I went to another favourite place of mine: the Artis Zoo. It was a sad visit though, as I learned the death of Mumba, the zoo's baby elephant that I deeply loved. Everybody loved her. She was born on 18 June 2011. I saw her on the 20th, when she was only two days old. Since that day, each time I visited the zoo, I went to see her. I have introduced all my beloved friends and family members to Mumba. She was part of my life. I couldn't help but cry her death. She was four years old. Now, I am not sure how I will tell my 6-year old niece that Mumba died. Every time she visits me from Brussels, we go say hello to Mumba.
All these pictures, I took before learning about Mumba's death. Afterwards, I couldn't take any more pictures. It will take me some time before I can go back to the zoo, but I will go back, eventually.