Saturday, February 28, 2009

Heide ...

... Station Heide is located on railway line 12
Antwerp – Rosendaal ...

Station Heide ... (NL)
by nl.wikipedia.org
... gelegen aan spoorlijn 12 Antwerpen - Rosendaal

... ad for museum Spike and Suzy - Kalmthout ...

NL: Suske en Wiske
EN-UK: Spike and Suzy
EN-USA: Willy & Wanda
by en.wikipedia.org
... It was first published in De Nieuwe Standaard
in 1945 and soon became popular....

comic creator : Willy Vandersteen (EN)
15/2/1913 - 28/8/1990, Belgium
by comiclopedia lambiek.net
... He became a window-designer for Antwerp's
Innovation warehouse. It was there in 1939
that he was first introduced to comics,
when his boss handed him an American fashion
magazine which featured a fascinating article
on 'Comics in your Life'. After that,
Willy Vandersteen was determined:
he wanted to make comics....


... monument in front of the station ...

... In remembrance of the heroic battle
in october/november 1944
of the 2nd Canadian Infantery division,
the 4th Canadian armoured division ...

... In remembrance of the gallant allied forces
who successfully manned the anti-aircraft guns
against the german V-1's aimed at the port of
Antwerp between october 1944 and april 1945 ...

Friday, February 27, 2009

Garden #35

... dolphins fountain ...

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Liessies ...

... The Saint Jean and Sainte Hiltrude parish church
(16th century) building in the style of the Hainaut region.

... marble statue of Sainte Hiltrude ...

... Liessies calvary (1735) ...

... the Château de la Motte (1725) former abbey farm,
which was a retirement house for the monks
and is now a hotel ...
... The Château de La Motte has been cared for
by the same family for more than 60 years and
its peaceful setting in the Avesnois area provides
the perfect getaway from stressful town and city life ...


Château de la Motte ... (FR)
by chateaudelamotte.fr
site officiel

... The chapel of St. Hiltrude still stands in the forest,
although the procession in honour of the saint
took place for the last time in 1963 ...
source: Parc Départemental de l’Abbaye de Liessies

... le Rieu Trouble ...

... Liessies, a village built around a powerful abbey

founded in 751. As a result of the Revolution,
all that remains of the abbey is the public park ...
source: sentiersdefrance.com

Liessies abbey ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... was a Benedictine monastery in the village of Liessies,
near Avesnes, in the Archdiocese of Cambrai
...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hon-Hergies ...

... the Hogneau River ...

... actual scenery ...

... distant view of the church of Hon (XVIIe century),
which overhangs the borough, the church
has a Clocher with bulb of the XVIIIe century ...

hiking: boucle entre les ruisseaux (FR)
by www.tourisme-avesnois.com
... Promenade sur des petits chemins qui serpentent
dans le bocage où l’arbre dispute la vedette à l’eau et
qui permet de découvrir la diversité
des milieux naturels ...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Windlass ...

... windlass (1800) used for raising
of blocks in the marble quarries ...

windlass ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... is an apparatus for moving heavy weights ...

Monday, February 23, 2009

Rhodesian Ridgeback ...

... sleeping time for Cookie ...

Rhodesian Ridgeback ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... is a dog breed indigenous to Southern Africa ...

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Gussignies ...

... hiking and biking in the Bavay region ...




... draw well 'Marchelle' (1810) ...

... the natural garden (behind the well) ...

... flight of pigeons exercising for the next race...
Pigeon racing ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... is a sport involving the release
of specially trained racing pigeons ...

... castle of Gussignies ...

... small rural village located on the border with Belgium,
in the heart of
the valley of the Hogneau River...

Gussignies ... (FR)
by home.nordnet.fr-mairie.gussignies
... C'est un petit village franco-belge de 290 habitants,
situé au cœur de la vallée de l'Hogneau,
dans la vallée du marbre ...

Friday, February 20, 2009

Roisin-Autreppe ...

... former guarded level crossing Roissy-Autreppe ...
... Line 98A Dour- Roisin-Autreppe
connection to France
Length: 11 km
opened: 1882 - closed: 1960 ...

spoorlijn 98A ... (NL)
by nl.wikipedia.org
... is een Belgische spoorlijn die Dour
via Roisin met Frankrijk verbond ...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Roisin ...

... museum Emile Verhaeren ...

... le Caillou-Qui-Bique /leaning stone ... (EN)
by cmpb.net
... Of + /-25 meters of height, this pudding stone
(sediment of hard rocks) of about 370 million years old
(Emsian stage (Em3) of the lower Devonian),
evokes strangely a human profile
...

Emile Verhaeren ... (EN) (21-5-1855 – 27-11-1916)
by en.wikipedia.org
... was a Belgian poet who wrote in the French language,
and one of the chief founders of the school of Symbolism...



hiking and biking: circuit du Caillou-Qui-Bique
by visithainaut.be
Length of the trail: 7 km
The legendary, magical "Caillou-Qui-Bique",
the peace and quiet of the two Honnelles,
and the unusual landscape reveal the beauty
that led to the Hauts-Pays park being protected.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Angreau ...

... hamlet 'le Cerisier' ...

... the 'Grande Honnelle' River and mill 'des Hallettes' ...

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