1 Feb 2009

WEEKLY WINNERS - Brussels' canal

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We had a wonderful sunny week. It was cold 0°C (32F) but nice for a little walk. I stopped at the canal which crosses Brussels and leads to Antwerp and the sea. It is mostly used for transportation of goods by ships.

The canal along the street

from far a boat

it comes closer, little seagulls are waiting

and closer

here I could see it already quite well

In the small cabine above I could see the captain

and then I thought it would be nice to live on such a boat and going through all canals to finally arrive at the sea. What a romantic life ! (of course when work comes up I would go on strike !)


Pamela said...

A little tug boat... and cute!

Tara R. said...

Love these. I really like the perspective on the canal shots.

Anonymous said...

These shots are great, Gattina!

Melli said...

Canals are such peaceful places. Ours is no longer "used" for industrial purposes. It is now an historical park with daily rides offered (in warm weather) up and down the canal on a barge - pulled by donkeys -- just as they were in the olden days. I blogged the waterfalls that are right beside it once - but I haven't ever blogged the canal itself -- I'll have to do that in the Spring!

Texasholly said...

What a neat place.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Lovely shots.

Elissa L. said...

very interesting set of photos. A cool day in the life of kind of series.

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Hootin' Anni said...

How pretty!!! Bud and I went walking along the city's ocean drive today...it was a beautiful day. Love your photos Gattina.

AND, since you left a comment, you can come back and pick up the 'pay it forward' award at the end of my Sunday blog if you'd like!! I put a link up to your blog from there. :o)

lv2scpbk said...

Looks like you have some nice blogs. I like your photos.

Anonymous said...

We paln to visit Brussels on a short trip in February. Can't wait :-)

Anonymous said...

Great pics of a cool place!

Anonymous said...

That canal is awesome. So many great shots!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Yes, I've always thought travel on a canal boat would be rather nice. What lovely pictures, Gattina.

Anonymous said...

Nice shots. Love how bright and beautiful the day was. I am in great need of a clear day!

Grace said...

What a fantastic scene, Gattina. How I wish I will have the chance to be there before I die.
Have a happy Monday. :)

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

It would be a wonderful way to see the countryside by canal.

Your next trip to England you could plan a narrow boat excusion on one of the English canals.