Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
Of course, Marvin Gaye couldn’t stay in a hotel forever. He ended up living in Ostend for more than a year and after some time he left the Hotel Mercury. One of the apartments in which he stayed was located in the Warschaustraat, number 7:
It’s not a very beautiful street; it’s a mixture of old (sometimes neglected) houses and new apartment buildings. Gaye kept on going back to Hotel Mercury though, especially around mealtimes! He had definitely fallen in love with the Belgian cuisine, which – according to him – to some extent resembled the American way of cooking. He did however manage to maintain a quite healthy way of living and – especially in the beginning – stayed away from drugs.
Here are the other pictures!