Tuesday, 12 February 2013

BRUSSELS' PARKS



If you look from a plane over Brussels, you will notice that it is a very "green" city, with lots of parks of all sizes. Brussels belongs to the top 10 of Europe's greenest  capitals.



Air views



The Bois de la Cambre is an urban public park in Brussels. It has an area of 1.23 square kilometres (0.765 square miles) and in summer the ideal place for a family picnic.



But there are also lots of little green squares amongst the buildings









All these parks are open to the public, for walks or picnics



The extensive Woluwe Park includes giant sequoias, cypresses, and a variety of birds such as swans, gulls, and herons.



Tervueren African Museum park










13 comments:

Brenda said...

Beautiful pictures! The African Museum park is neat.

diane b said...

It is great that the city has so many green spaces. The elephants roaming around look like fun.

ladyfi said...

So green and lovely!

Fun60 said...

Cities need greenery. Brussels does look very green from those aerial photos.

Jo said...

Green is so good on the eye and good for the environment. I wish the Brussels' City Fathers were here in Tanzania to help create beautiful parks in the midst of the dusty villages and towns. I LOVE the elephants in your one photo. Great post, thanks for sharing.

eileeninmd said...

Brussels looks beautiful with all its green spaces. I love the elephants sculptures, very cute. Awesome post and photos. Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

Emma Major said...

I.remember the parks, must look some up when we're there this summer

Cezar and Léia said...

Magnificent green, Brussels is a beautiful city and your pictures are wonderful!
I specially love the "bird eyes view"!
Amazing article about Brussels, well done!
Léia

Mara said...

I thought you were going to write about Paris! I had to go back up to see you had written Parks...

They are nice though. I loved the Woluwé park when I lived in Brussels, although I didn't go there nearly enough.

Jackie said...

Oh I love these shots. I really love the hand sculpture! Thanks for sharing this with us!

Happy day! :-)

Gary said...

Great view of the wonderful greens!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Riet said...

Yes Brussel is a beautiful cty, love your pjoto's

Pearl said...

I was only in Brussels for a few days. I see more of here than when I was there. The parks look designed in the same era as the ones in Paris.