4 Aug 2009

MY WORLD - Brussels beach


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Through Brussels leads a canal until Antwerp. Each year in July the city creates an artificial beach at the canal to allow people to spend some holidays on "Brussels' Beach". This is a very nice thought for those who don't have enough money to travel or live in an appartment with no green around.

I had never been there and as I was near there anyway I had a little look from what I could see from outside.


From far I saw flags and this "cruise" boat. The city also organizes "cruises" on the canal which allows you to have a completely different look on Brussels. Next time I will try that.


That's what I saw from the other side of the canal




Then I went there and asked if I could make some pictures at the entrance. Palm trees in Brussels ! A miracle, there weren't a lot of people yet because it was early morning and it was also quite cool. But there was sand and everthing which a beach needs !




A little farer boats were anchored


a view on the canal

and a houseboat

23 comments:

uncleawang said...

That's very interesting,i entered the world i know very little about..I'm glad to stopped by & Thanks for the tour.

chrome3d said...

I would like to go on a canal cruise in Brussels. Palm trees are always a nice bonus.

Rajesh said...

Really nice stuff. The place looked very peaceful. Your snaps have captured the images of canal and surroundings beautifully.

Indrani said...

May be I can take a similar trip some day, till then let me be content with these delightful visuals. Lovely post.

Sashindoubutsu said...

I wanna try that "cruise" too. It would let one see a view of the canal which is often hidden from ordinary viewers.

And BTW, I was tagged to post about 6 things that make me happy and I tagged you to do the same. Looking forward to see what makes you happy!^^

~hugs~

Sylvia K said...

That is really interesting! I'd like to make that trip! Great photos!

Have a lovely week, Gattina!

Sylvia

Tinsie said...

I've been to Brussels beach a few times over the years and always enjoyed myself. It's such a great idea to have a beach in the middle of the city! They tried to have something similar in London last year, but it rained so much they gave up on it half way through "summer".

diane said...

That's a great idea to bring the beach to the city. Canal cruises are such fun. Great pics of a difficult subject.

LadyFi said...

Love the little canals and the boats. And everything is clean too.

Thom said...

Great pictures but I'm going to tell you that water sure doesn't look clean to me :)

Jo said...

Hi Gattina, I love the idea of a boat ride/cruise on the canal. I loved your post today. Thanks for visiting my blog. (((Hugs))) Jo

Arija said...

Probably modelled on Paris where this has been quite a feature along the Seine for years. A nice change for the locals to experience.

Babooshka said...

Brussels beach sounds so funny. They are doing this a lot now with UK cities. It is certainly fun. Now if we can just have your sunshine too.

Maribeth said...

Would love to come and do a barge canal cruise! Sip wine while the Captain of the ship takes me all around!

Dirk said...

This is the first time I see a beach in Brussels!

Jeanette said...

Gday Gattina,Very interesting Lovely photo's of the canal. looks like it would be a lovely Cruise going along the canal...

The Good Life in Virginia said...

i like this post...nice of the city to add a little something of summer for its residents.
your captures were great.
have a great week.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

i like this post...nice of the city to add a little something of summer for its residents.
your captures were great.
have a great week.

Cheffie-Mom said...

What fun photos! Thanks for sharing your trip with us! enJOY your week!

SandyCarlson said...

How fun! That looks like a great thing for the town to do.

Puss-in-Boots said...

What a great thing to do...create a beach alongside the canal. That would be quite a novelty for some, I would imagine.

We have a man made beach in the middle of the city, in an area called South Bank. One day, I'll go in and get some photos of it...it's a lovely area and extremely popular in the summer. I used to take the grandkids there when they came and stayed with me when I lived in the city.

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

The canal cruise sounds interesting. I was in Brussels once but it was for work; I didn't see much other than NATO.

Beth F said...

There is a cool cruise from Amsterdam or Rotterdam to Brussels. That's something I've always wanted to do. Maybe next time I'm back that way.