12 Oct 2008

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END OF SUMMER SEASON

The sun was shining (for once) yesterday so I did a little excursion to the Waterloo Lion and Napoleon's battle field as I live only a few miles from this historical site.




Poor Napoleon looked over an almost empty parking



empty street as well and the Panorama (where the battle is shown) in restauration



The restaurant just under the Lion is closed now



but the cows on the ex battle field are still there !





A view where this bloody battle took place in 1815.





and on my way back I saw one house (!) with Halloween decoration !

20 comments:

Mimi Lenox said...

Your peace globe has been placed in The Peace Globe Gallery.
You are officially peace globe #1084.
BlogBlast For Peace ~ November 6, 2008 is going to be awesome! Hope to see you there.

Mimi Lenox said...

And #1075!

claudie said...

The cows look so quiet under the sun! I don't see still any halloween decorations in streets here! Several years ago Halloween had a such succes and now nothing! Le soleil est revenu ici aussi! Mais j'ai eu quelques petits d├ęgats au jardin! Il faut que je replante mes petits cactus!

Puss-in-Boots said...

What a pretty view of the ex battle field, especially with the cows...Napoleon must feel at peace today with hardly any cars to bother him! How amazing to live not too far from such a historical site...

tiff said...

Cool pics this week! Ilove the cows and love the last photo

hip chick said...

I love the cows.

Melli said...

Okay! We all love the cows! LOL! But you know what I find amazing -- is those decorations left OUTSIDE on a row house! Maybe it's only because I live near DC - but closer into the city NOBODY puts decorations OUTside - they would be stolen in a minute! Of course, out here in the country where I am, many many houses are decorated to the max! Inside and out! I should go take some pics... if I EVER get my kitchen finished! LOL!

Maribeth said...

Halloween isn't my thing. But I do so love the battlefield photos. Hubby and I used to do battlefield tours when we traveled with our RV, but now with 4 dogs and the price of fuel, it's hard to go anywhere.

Eppie said...

You are so lucky you live near this "amazing" historical site. In my high school world history class it was compulsory to learn/ read -Battle of Waterloo...but we were more interested in Josephine and Bonaparte...
:)

Waterloo decisively saw the end of 26 years of fighting between the European powers and France. The French star was eclipsed and the German began its ascendancy. For Britain, Waterloo is not just a battle. It is an institution.

Hootin' Anni said...

Fabulous photos once again Gattina. You know I've told you many times just how much interest my hubby has with Napoleon and Waterloo. He'd be so tickled to actually have gone with you on the excursion.

Wonderful post.

Sam (The Edge Of Insanity) said...

Wow! How cool... I love all things history and would have loved to see that. Thanks to your pictures, I feel like I have!

SecretAgentMama said...

The cows are definitely my favorite this week!

Swampwitch said...

Those cows are OUT-STANDING in their field.

PJ said...

What a great post, I love seeing where people live. Have a nice Sunday..:)

Jientje said...

I've neven been to that site that I can remember!! Maybe should visit it one day!
Good pictures, Gattina!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

beautiful shots!

Lifecruiser said...

I love the battle field, it's so PEACEFUL - especially with the cows. Lovely photo. I wanna stand there just watching them chew.

I love your new Halloween layout!

connie said...

Great historical winners this week Gattina :) My faves are the last 2 :)

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Great shots of those lazy cows! ;-)

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