Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Siberian squill ...

Scilla siberica ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... also known as the wood squill or spring beauty...
NL: Oosterse sterhyacinth
FR: Scille de Sibérie - DE: Sibirischer Blaustern

Friday, March 27, 2009

Car in the woods ....

... an abandoned, rusted, and long-forgotten car
in the woods ...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Jauche ...

... former railway station Jauche ...
... former railway line 147
section Landen - Orp - Jauche to Tamines/Auvelais.


Restaurant Le bout'en train ... (FR)
by bout-en-train.com
cuisine française et du terroir ...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Orp-le-Grand ...

... St-Martin church and St-Adela church
Maas Romanesque ...

... abandoned sugar refinery ...

... former station Orp-le-Grand - line 147 ...

... café Le RaVel ...

... ancient quarry - Orp-le-Petit
natural reserve Le Paradis ...


... former railway line 147
section Landen - Orp to Tamines/Auvelais.

Walking & Cycling RAVeL ... (EN)
by Belgiumtheplaceto.be
... The RAVeL routes are old canal embankments
and abandoned railway tracks resurfaced
(with a smooth material) for the exclusive use
of hikers, cyclists and horse riders ...

Monday, March 23, 2009

Lincent - Maret ...

... former railway station Lincent ...

... F.C. Union Lincentoise ...

The HSL 2 (crossing the bridge) ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... is a Belgian high-speed rail line
between Leuven and Ans.
64 km long,
all of it dedicated high-speed tracks ...


... Rue du Chemin de Fer, Maret ...

... former railway station Maret ...
... former railway line 147

section Landen - Lincent - Maret to Tamines/Auvelais.


Walking & Cycling RAVeL ... (EN)
by Belgiumtheplaceto.be
... The RAVeL routes are old canal embankments
and abandoned railway tracks resurfaced
(with a smooth material) for the exclusive use
of hikers, cyclists and horse riders ...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

AgustaWestland ...

... Belgian anti-tank helicopter Agusta A109BA ...

AgustaWestland AW109 (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... The sale of the Agusta A109 to the Belgian armed forces
in 1988 gave rise to a bribery scandal when it was revealed
the company had given the Belgian Socialists over
50 million Belgian francs to get the sale.
This scandal led to the resignation and conviction
of NATO Secretary General Willy Claes ...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Racour ...

... distant view of the village Overwinden,
now part of the municipality of Landen ...

Catkins of Salix viminalis
(EN also NL-FR-DE)
by kuleuven-kortrijk.be
EN: osier - NL: katwilg
FR: saule des vanniers - DE: Korb-Weide


Tussilago farfara
(EN also NL-FR-DE)
by kuleuven-kortrijk.be
EN: coltsfoot -NL: klein hoefblad
FR: tussilage, pas d'âne - DE: Gemeiner Huflattich


... Former Railway Line 147
section Landen - Racour - Lincent - Maret -
Orp - Jauche
to Tamines/Auvelais ...

... former railway station Racour ...

... Walking & Cycling RaVel path
former line 147 ...


... Platte Tombe tumulus Waasmont (2nd century) ...

... distant view of Racour station ...

spoorlijn 147 ... (NL)
by nl.wikipedia.org
... De spoorlijn is geopend in 1865-1867...
Op de bedding is van Racour tot Lincent (8 km)
een asfalt
fiets- en wandelpad aangelegd als deel
van RAVel
"Croix de la Hesbaye".

Walking & Cycling RAVeL ... (EN)
by Belgiumtheplaceto.be
... The RAVeL routes are old canal embankments
and abandoned railway tracks resurfaced
(with a smooth material) for the exclusive use
of hikers, cyclists and horse riders ...

Friday, March 20, 2009

Dandelion Salad ...

... dandelion salad with eggs and tomatoes ...

... while gardening I spotted the early spring,
young and tender dandelion leaves,

I found following delicious internet recipe,

the perfect salad for welcoming today
the new season, spring ...


Molsla met ei en tomaten ... (NL)
by esther - smulweb.nl
... Oostenrijks recept ...

How to cook dandelions ... (EN)
by en.wikibooks.org
... Cookbook: Dandelions
Dandelions make a great free meal. Not only are
they high in nutrition
and very good for you,
they also taste great!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Geese ...

branta Canadensis / Canada goose ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
...The geese were first introduced in Britain in the late 17th century as
an addition to King James II's waterfowl collection in St. James's Park

Anser anser domesticus / domestic goose ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... Domestic geese have been used for centuries as watch animals
and guards, and are the among the most aggressive of all poultry.
The domestication is of very ancient date,
with archaeological evidence for domesticated geese
in Egypt 5,000 years ago.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Thatching ...

Thatching ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... It is probably the oldest roofing material
and has been used in both tropical and
temperate climates. ...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Saint-Jean-Sart ...

... Observation bunker MN18 and orientation table at the
spot
known as Knuppelstock, which means knotty wood ...

Observatiebunker MN18 ... (NL)
by oorlogsmusea.nl
... ligt op het terrein van de Verdedigingssector Luik 1,
Margarine - Neufchateau (NM)

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