Saturday, January 30, 2010

Meerdaal Forest ...

... a felled tree ...

... a ravaged tree ...

... the Woodpecker tree...

... the Whistling Bird tree ...

... as happy as can be (on top of a horsetail) ...

... a snail, a cricket, a ladybird and a stagbeetle ...

... the Whistling Bird and the Woodpecker
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, January 29, 2010

Houyet - Havenne ...

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


... railway station Houyet ...

... RaVel: hiking and biking through
the meanders of the Lesse ...

... the Hileau brook, affluent of the Lesse ...

... crossing the RaVel L150 ...

... RaVel (former line 150) meeting the Lesse river ...

... 1891 ...

... the end of the tunnel ...

... former railway station Havenne ...

... graffiti ...

RaVel hiking and biking on the former railway line 150
Jemelle - Houyet put into operation in 1894.
It has been closed since 1978, but nowadays it was
rehabilitated and goes through forest, fields and rivers.

source: opt.be

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Elsje & Roger ...

... Elsje & Roger ...

... New Holland E485 Hydraulic Excavator
by ritchiespecs.com
... everything about equimpent ...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Koningshooikt-Wavre Line ...

... map of the KW-line or Iron Wall ...

... Nature Reserve Bat Project. Please, don't disturb
the bats hibernating in this war-time bunkers...


... View of bunker H4 and the water duct used
to flood the area in front of the tank barricade ...

... the Dyle river...

... part of the antitank canal ...

... part of the antitank canal
managed by the Nature reserve ...

... view on 'Wilde Heide' ...

KW-line ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... also known as the Dyle-line or Iron Wall,
was the main Belgian line of defence against a possible
German armoured invasion through the centre of Belgium,
during the initial phase of the Second World War.
It consisted of a connection of bunkers and barricades
between the village of Koningshooikt and the city of Wavre.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Haacht ...

... de Oude Hansbrug / the Old Hans Bridge (1892)
bridge renovation (2005) ...

... The first mention of the bridge in history is in 1234.
In 1813, a ferry provided the service, for a fee, of
connecting the
two towns Haacht and Keerbergen.
Inauguration ceremony to mark completion of
the renovation was held on 27 august 2005
...

de Oude Hansbrug ... (NL)
by deoudehansbrug.be
... historisch monument met lang verleden ...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Father Damien ...

Father Damien ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
or Saint Damien of Molokai born Jozef De Veuster,
(3 Jan 1840 – 15 April 1889),
was a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium ...

... In 2005, Damien was honored with the title
of De Grootste Belg, chosen as "The Greatest Belgian"
throughout that country's history in polling conducted
by the Flemish public broadcasting service, VRT ...

... Father Damien is considered one of the preeminent
heroes of Hawaiʻi, and was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI
on October 11, 2009 ...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ferooz ...

... Chemin/Road Sainte Anne ...

... distant view of the Castle of Ferooz
(red building) ...

... chapel Sainte Anne (1840) ...

... the rich soil of the Plain/Lössplateau (178,5 m) ...

Lössplateau / Loess ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... Loess tends to develop into highly rich soils.
Under appropriate climatic conditions it is some of
the most agriculturally productive terrain in the world ...

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