Let me tell you the story about my first mission in #Leuven
I got my first hint on where to go via Twitter
@Social_Traveler Hi, we're waiting for you at the artwork of Jan Fabre to hand over your 1st mission!— visitleuven (@visitleuven) July 9, 2015
Turned out I had to look for a place with a 'beatle'... I asked a local and he pointed me in the direction of the Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein where somebody was waiting for me with an envelope. My first mission.
Photo: #BIGcc w @visitleuven • #MissionLeuven • My first mission in #Leuven! I need to make the perfect... http://t.co/XJ3zcrict4— The Social Traveler (@Social_Traveler) July 9, 2015
I initially thought, piece of cake! But then I got up there...
There are pillars all around the tower. They are historic and beautiful pieces of art but they also kinda blocked the view :-) First I tried a panorama shot but because of the pillars it totally distorted the picture.
|See. Pillars blocking the view!|
So I reached out on Facebook and Twitter to find a way to work around this. Luckily Marco Buch from LIFE IS A TRIP came to the rescue. He told me about the Google camera app which has a 360° picture function.
That was exactly what I needed indeed. Thank you Marco, virtual high fives coming your way!!!
I downloaded the app and got to work. It took me about 1 hour up there to come up with a decent 360° shot. In that time the bells went off right next to me (freaking loud :-)), then it started raining and the wind was picking up. Note to self: Next time dress warmer...
Anyway. After about 15 walks, tries around the tower I got the shot I wanted!
For the next part of the mission I had to get 50 likes for the picture on Facebook. That panned out pretty well. It even crossed the 100 likes barrier. A big thanks to all of you out there for the help and thumbs up ;-)
Here's the proof.
If you're not part of Facebook gang yet please do join and become part of this adventure. ;-)
As usual here's my favorite picture of that day. I took it inside the University Library. They sure knew how to build stairs back in the day.