9 Mar 2010
more participants here
When I go to Brussels I mostly take the train because there is so much traffic and parking spaces or places are very expensive. It costs more then my train ticket, as I am retired and can travel in whole Belgium for only 5 € (7 $). I don't do any shopping in Brussels, because we have all the stores in Waterloo too. Waterloo is about 15 km (9 miles) far from Brussels.
It was a beautiful weather but freezing cold for the season only - 4°C (27 F !). When I saw that the windows of my wagon were clean for once it gaves me the idea to take pictures out of the train all along the way to Brussels, because this is my world too.
I was sitting in the warm wagon and my fingers didn't get cold either and to my surprise the pictures came out quiet well because I only have a little Sony Cybershot camera.
country side at the beginning of my journey
usually there are cows and horses but they probably were inside because the weather is too cold.
one of the stations. The train stops everywhere !
and the usual "art work" of dirty taggers !
Then start the first houses of the Brussels' suburbs
it's not a very beautiful looking area
here live the poors and mostly imigrants from Morocco
arrival at the Midi station.
On the left top picture you see the red train "Thalys" which takes you from Brussels to Paris in normally 1 hour, 22 minutes, for a distance of approximately 300 kilometres (190 mi). Peak speed is 300 km/h (186 mph) on a dedicated high-speed railway track.