Monday, November 30, 2009

Big Oak Tree ...

... Big Oak avenue ...

... Big Oak, the oldest tree of Meerdaalforest.
Legend has it that this was the meeting-point
of "Charlepoeng"(*) some 200 years ago ...
source: achterdoechelen.be

(*) The Flemish Peasants War of 1798
... the legendary leader in the South,
Charles-François Jacqmin of Loupoigne
He used the name "Charles of Loupoigne"
in popular speech "Charlepoeng".
He was betrayed in july 1799 and killed
by the french soldiers (sans-culottes)

in Loonbeek,near Huldenberg.
source: nl.wikipedia.org

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Oud-Heverlee ...

... foresthouse 'La Plaine' ...
... the bat (2008) by Ad wouters,
a sculptor from Haasrode
,
... the tree imaginations route
through Heverlee/Meerdael forest ...

... hiking & biking: Het Pad van Ad ... (NL)
by geocities.com/brabo.geo/boomverbeelding.htm
... de boom-verbeelding ...

Friday, November 27, 2009

Forges, Usines & Fonderies de Gilly ...

... Belgium Partial Share to Bearer Certificate
Société Anonyme des Forges, Usines & Fonderies de Gilly.
issued after 6th October 1944.
Capital consisting of 60,000 shares

with decorative border manuscript signature
some coupons attached 370mm x 316mm ...

stock certificate ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... Stock certificates are generally divided into two forms:
registered stock certificates and bearer stock certificates.
A registered stock certificate is normally only evidence of title,
and a record of the true holders of the shares will appear
in the stockholder's register of the corporation.
A bearer stock certificate, as its name implies is a bearer
instrument, and physical possession of the certificate
entitles
the holder to exercise all legal rights associated with the stock ...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Mont-St-Pierre ...

... bois des Hauts de St-Pierre ...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Chokier ...

... Chemin du Château ...

Chokier Castle ... (EN-FR-NL)
by chokier.com
... history - pictures - building - maps ...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Rochefort ...

... former railway bridge crossing the Lhomme river ...

RaVeL cycling path Line 150 ...
(EN als NL-FR-DE-IT-ES)
by bd-wallonie.be
- Jemelle - Rochefort: distance 3,2 km
- Jemelle - Houyet: distance 20,9 km

This tour makes use of an old rail, line 150,
which was put into operation in 1894.
It was closed in 1978, and has been transformed into
a trail and goes through forests, fields and rivers. ...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Villers-sur-Lesse... Ciergnon... Wanlin...

... farm along the RaVel L150 cycle path ...

... stoplogs over the Lesse river ...

... chemin de la Collyre ...

... former railway station Wanlin
on the RaVel cycle path L150 ...

The Lesse Valley ... (EN)
by valdelesse.be
... in the heart of a bountiful and beautiful
natural environment ...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Jemelle ...

... Jemelle railway station, starting point of
the RaVel cycle path Jemelle - Houyet ...

... the old warehouses ...

... railway bridge Chaussée de Ninove ...

Rail and Stone Centre ...
(EN also NL-FR-DE-IT-ES)
by wallonie-tourisme.be
... On three different levels, discover everything on the history
of railways through tools, antique objects, old pictures, posters,
uniforms,
kepis and reconstructions. Also discover the resistance
of
the cheminots during the War 40-45 ...


spoorlijn 162: Namen/Namur - Sterpenich/Luxembourg ... (NL)
by nl.wikipedia.org
... 146,8 km - op 15 mei 1858 werd het eerste deel van
de spoorlijn, tussen Namen en Ciney officieel geopend.
Op 14 september 1859 werd de verbinding tussen Aarlen
en Luxemburgse grens bij Sterpenich geopend...

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