24 Feb 2009

MY WORLD - Port of Brussels



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Today I show you the port of Brussels. It is located at the Canal Albert which leads Brussels to the port of Antwerp. The canal starts in Liège, crosses the whole country and is 130 km (81 miles) long.

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It doesn't really look like a port when I arrived. To the right the red building is the custom's house

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Unfortunately it was a very grey day.

20 comments:

Jientje said...

What a great series!! Another part of Brussels I've never seen before!

Arija said...

What an interesting post! We have been to Brussels a number of times and never knew it had a shipping possibility. Nice to learn something new everu day.

Puss-in-Boots said...

And I bet it's a very busy port, too. I didn't know Brussels had a port...now I do.

Indrani said...

Beautiful glimpses of Brussels!
Never seen this part of the world, thanks for sharing!

SandyCarlson said...

Looks like an interesting place to wander about!

Babooshka said...

It is great to see so mcuh of Belgium on your blog. A place we see so little of considring how much history is there. I see the weather is very much like the UK this week.

Greyscale Territory said...

What a fascinating collection of photos! And love the extra atmosphere of the grey day.

Dirk said...

A grey day (as usual) but nice pictures. This is for me a unkwown part of Brussels.

alicesg said...

Beautiful place where you are. Love the scenery. I would love to stand there looking at the ships passing by.

Louise said...

Such an interesting post. Thank you for taking the time to get out there and get all those pictures!

imac said...

Very interesting post. you captured the canal and buildings and boats well.

maryt/theteach said...

You're world is beautiful even though the weather didn't cooperate, Gattina! Happy My World Tuesday! :)

Dr.John said...

I just love your tours. So that is an active canal. We gave up our canal systen when the railroads came in 100 years ago. That might have been a mistake.

Melli said...

That looks like a cold place to be on a gloomy Brussels day! It's very interesting though - I'm so grateful to you for sharing sO much of your country with me!

Oh! And the rose on my blog? NOT my thumbs! It is courtesy of my husband's generosity! (my valentine flowers!)

Columbo said...

I really enjoyed all the information on the Port of Brussels. I definitely want to visit Bussels one day.

claudie said...

As a big port , Brussels knows many activities! thanks for sharing all those different point of view. A place to discover!Les p'tits sont là! Kalle est un garçon très sympathique! Nous avons bien discuté et il s'entend très bien avec Pierre!

antigoni said...

Excellent post and photos. To some of your photos this place looks like Halkida, Evia, Greece.

TopChamp said...

The last picture's great as the boat gives a sense of perspective. I hadn't really clocked how big the waterway was from the previous shot.

Lifecruiser said...

I'm sure it would be a lovely stroll at a sunny day! I love the port. Always love the water.

TorAa said...

Believe me or not,
I entered le Port de Bruxelles Anno 1965.First time. By a 20 feet boat.
From Norway.
Well, we went on the sandbanks out from Anvérs and need help to be freed, but we ended in Bruxelles and had a great time.


Btw. Sorry for not visiting and commenting your excellent blog for a while. I can explain.