22 Mar 2009

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As the sun was shining so bright I did a little walk through the domain of Argenteuil in Waterloo. Unfortunately it is still quite cold only 10 °C (about 50 F) It is a beautiful forest with 3 castles and parcs.

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I discovered one of the castles hidden behind trees

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I zoomed it a little nearer, but I have no idea who is living in there. Probably some of the Belgian aristocracy

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I took this way

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and found myself on a private property

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Before a friendly Pitbull would chase me away, I quickly left.

The castle I was looking for, the one which was occupied by King Leopold III the father of our actual King Albert II, I didn't find. So this will be for the next time.

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But to my big surprise I discovered a Hockey play field. I didn't even know that this exists in Waterloo, although it's now 33 years I am living here. It certainly hadn't exist when our son was the age of these players.

17 comments:

Nik said...

Well.... I'm glad you weren't attacked by a pitbull!! I would LOVE to come upon a random castle like that!

Tara R. said...

Love the castle photos. Great old houses.

hip chick said...

Great pictures of the castle. I have pictures of a building that looks similar. They are so haunting. It makes you wonder about the people who lived there.

Rayne said...

Oh, what fantastic photos! They make me miss Germany.

Jeanette said...

Hello Gattina..Thankyou for your condolences for Gwen. I was saddened to read your friend had also passed away my heart reaches out to you also at this sad time in your life...

Lovely pics of the castle. pleased you was able to make a hasty retreat away from that pitbull...

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful shots of the castle.

Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing Gattina...I've seen it once, I'll say it again, I'm so jealous of your city where you live. I would give both my ovaries [If I still had them] to live in Europe.

Beautiful.

Smoochiefrog said...

Cool castle!

Jientje said...

The things we discover while taking pictures eh?
It looked like a nice day for a walk though! What a great castle!

Mishelle Lane said...

Lovely colors and clarity. Glad you weren't mauled!

Lis @ ATruckerWife said...

The castle photos are amazing :)

Thanks for sharing!

Dr.John said...

I would love to come on any castle. I haven't seen a castle since I visited England. Your are so lucky.

Lifecruiser said...

Love the castle. You have spring!!! I envy you, yesterday it were snowing here again. It was not so much, but it left some snow on the ground. I hope it will melt FAST!

Melli said...

You know... I'm having a problem with this whole idea of going for a little neighborhood stroll and stumbling upon a castle. I could find a million hockey fields... but I'd have to walk a good looooooong way to find a castle! GREAT photos!

claudie said...

The castle is beautiful! Is it haunted? *giggle*
Si Mrs Lifecruiser a encore de la neige, je pense à ma fille là-bas en Finlande... Vivement cet été ! Elle revient fin juin!

Vlado&Toni said...

what a beautiful day.. :) except for the pitbull though..i'm scared of those little monsters..

Helena said...

WOW what gorgeous photo's!!!