27 Jan 2009


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Near Waterloo is another little town named Genval. It is a favourite excursion place for people living in Brussels which is also nearby. There is a beautiful lake, surrounded by restaurants, cafés and picnic places. You can rent a boat and paddle around, some people even try windsurfing.


there are quite a lot of swans on the lake



There was a lonely fisherman who was interviewed by local TV.


A little boys statue


and a lonesome dog. The weather was bad and there weren't many people. But in summertime this place is fully packed ! you can hardly find a parking place.


You have probably heard about the terrible massacre which had happened in Dendermonde, a little town in the flemish part of Belgium. A 20 year old man went into the crèche "Land of tales" and stabbed wildly around him, killing two babies and a woman who tried to hold him back and injured 13 others very badly. One of the rescued babies died on saturday. The 20 year old killer hasn't said a word ever since and refuses to eat. He comes from a very normal family has a brother and a sister who can't understand either. We don't get a lot of information about the family yet. You can imagine the whole country is mourning !

You can read more about that tragedy here


eastcoastlife said...

Oh my gosh! So sorry to hear of the lost of lives in this tragedy.

I wonder what's wrong with this young man. It's such a scary world these days.

Anonymous said...

What a peaceful place that is! And the dog is so cute!!!

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Guy D said...

Thanks for the history lesson, what a tragic story. Beautiful pics by the way, thanks for sharing

Regina In Pictures

Puss-in-Boots said...

Oh, that's so tragic. But I feel sorry for the family of the killer, too. They are going to feel the guilt themselves and will find it hard to live in that place. Terrible tragedy.

The lake is beautiful even on a cloudy day and I can imagine what it would be like in summer.

Anonymous said...

a beautiful place you show us Gattina!
I hear this horrible story all the days on tv now! Everyone is under the choc! How this can be possible!
Ihear it wasn't his first kills and had project others. I don't participe to COT this week since I must help Mélissa with her homework about Marie Antoinette!

chrome3d said...

I have done some windsurfing so that would be my choice. It doesn´t look very windy there though! Thanks for the trip around Genval.

Hootin' Anni said...

I read about the killings online the other day. Sad.

Beautiful picnic area.

[I have something especially for you for posting in my blog...I hope to get it up by Thursday this week, so do stop by on Thursday...it'll blow your socks off!! LOL]

Thanks for such a wonderful comment you left me today! Always love having you visit with me! Sorry the photo of the new purple drapes didn't load for you. Happy Tuesday.

imac said...

Wonder what sort of interveiw it was? also loved that statue of the boy.

Louise said...

I am always happy to see a lake.

That horrible about the tragedy in your country,just horrible.

Melli said...

How HORRIBLE! Oh my gosh! I can not imagine! WHAT could posses a person to do such a thing? My prayers to all involved - and to the entire country! How frightening!

Your little park looks very relaxing ... I love that little boy statue.

Anonymous said...

O gosh! What a tragedy! I am so sorry to hear that. It had happened here to but thankfully no one got injured.

sonia a. mascaro said...

I am so sorry to hear about this tragedy...

Just beautiful pictures as always!

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Have a nice week ahead!

Pamela said...

I saw that news the other day -
so sad.

There must be some wind there to attract windsurfers.

The windsurfing capital of the world is about 3 hours from here.

Vlado&Toni said...

yes, this is really sad.. now we have to follow new rules in our kindergarden as well when it comes to opening doors due to this tragedy.. so sorry for those families..

Dirkjogt said...

Great shots of the park at Genval, a nice place for unstressing.
The killer lived less than 10 kilometers from my home. He probably first killed a old woman in Vrasene, this is the village were our little girl is in the kindergarden at Friday. Don't wonna think about the fact he could have choosen this town instead of Dendermonde.

Dr.John said...

I loved the pictures.
I thought all the crazy killer people were in the United States.

alicesg said...

So sad about the killings. Sometimes we just dont understand why. I love your photos, very nice place for fishing or just take a stroll and relax.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Hi Gattina,
On my friend's blog, there is on the right side of the page a Google Automatic Translator. Please, you must to choose the language. Would be great if you could participate!
Many hugs!