17 Jan 2010

WEEKLY WINNERS - Snow on Waterloo Lion


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It was a wonderful cold winter day and I went to the snow covered Waterloo battle field



The battle field



The Lion from far looking towards England



and a little closer from the parking place





landscape



The Lion between the entrance and souvenir shop and the "Panorama"







For once he has a white "fur"



On the way back from the battle fields



The only open restaurant in winter time



but still tourists



and Napoleon who watches over them

17 comments:

Thom said...

WOW...that's the actual place where the Battle of Waterloo took place? Fantastic. Why is it I didn't think you got snow there. I thought it was just rain for some reason. Silly me. Wonderful pictures Madame Chat. Ya done did good :) Have a great Sunday :)

wenn said...

lovely pictures!

diane said...

You have some lovely scenes there. It looked a steep climb up to the lion (with white fur).The trees look so elegant without their leaves and powdered with snow.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful wintery shots.

Gledwood said...

Gorgeous!

WackyMummy said...

I love the first two shots. Stunning!

Karen said...

I love seeing history - thanks for sharing.

Maribeth said...

Brave you, for venturing out in this cold!

Tara R. said...

Wonderful set, so much history in these photos.

Amy said...

Wonderful! I love the shot coming back from the battlefield - so pretty.

Severine @ Mama la Mama said...

You know, I was born in Belgium, lived there for 9 years after that. Never thought of it as being that nice under the snow! Or maybe Waterloo is just nicer than bxl...
Nice shots!!!

maryt/theteach said...

Great shots of the Waterloo battlefield, Gattina! Thanks for commenting at my blog and wishing me well during my angiogram! I'm back to blogging! :)

Rachel said...

That is so amazing! What a neat place to visit and the snow and colors are gorgeous!

Melli said...

Your world is really LOVELY in white! And those trees are beautiful! Are they weeping willows? I don't think I've ever noticed them in winter before...

Gracie said...

I remember it was hard for us to find our way there. We could see the lion in the distance but not the road, we got lost in the fields!

Love said...

Brrrr ... Very cold!

But beautiful :-)

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Such lovely winter photos, even though I want spring now :-)

Love the trees, that's almost are orange against the white!