8 Dec 2009

MY WORLD


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Since 3 weeks I am back into my world in Brussels and since 3 weeks it had rained every day. What an enormous difference when you come back from a warm and sunny country like Egypt.

For the first time it didn't rain yesterday and although the sun was not really shining, it looked a little less grey then the other days.

I went with my friend for a walk in one of the many woods and parcs which are part of Brussels.



at the border of the wood was a sanatorium, not really made to put you in a good mood, because there are only incurable patients in there.



According to my friend the wood is very beautiful but at this time of the year I found it rather sad. With green leaves in spring and a good smell in summer it's certainly nice to walk in there.



At least I found a little bit of green



but a lot of grey



and the trees looked so naked and the dead leaves covered the ground.



It even became a little scary because we found this abandonned barn or hut



and this house which looked like the house of the witch of Hansel and Gretel



at the end of the wood was the other half of the Sanatorium, but it had been transformed into luxurious appartments. But still I don't want to live in there.

15 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Terrific post and photos, Gattina! I know it's hard to come back to the cold after being in the warmth of Egypt! But I do love your photos -- lovely place to walk!

Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

Rajesh said...

Fantastic post. I can just imagine how nice this wood be when full of greenery. Never the less the snaps are still great.

LadyFi said...

What a wonderful abandoned hut! I love it.

Thom said...

I wouldn't want to live there either. Talk about Poltergeist. LOL. Beautiful photos...thanks for taking us with you :)

Riet said...

Beautiful pictures Gattina. It has been raining here too those last weeks. Every park and wood looks sad , maybe some snow will brighten it soon

Gledwood said...

That looks all cool and damp, you can smell the mushrooms in those birchwoods...

Have you seen any bright red and white ones this year?? We used to get them growing near us when I was a child.

I had absolutely no idea mad people apparently EAT them to get some horrible sort of delirious "high"... nasty business!

Gledwood said...

(BTW, proper "magic" mushrooms are tiny little spindly things called Liberty Caps. Totally different from those red fly agarics. Did you know Xmas is meant to be coloured in red and white because reindeers ate those fly agaric funguses in the far north, Saami shamans used to drink the reindeers' pee and (so the story goes) hallucinate Father Christmas and his magickal reindeer travelling the cosmos in a glittering swoosh of stardust!

Jientje said...

I think I would probably have wanted to explore the barn, but don't tell me ... the terrain was probably protected with barbed wire, like most of them are over here. Beautiful post, despite the greyness.

Dirkjogt said...

Maybe you must come back for a visit in the spring. No places where I would spend my (last) days.

Melli said...

I'm just amazed from the 5th picture down that the trees in that woods grow all in a row! They are clever trees!

claudie said...

Love the nature even if trees are naked. Wouldn't want to live near the sanatorium anyway!!!

Dr.John said...

Be thankful it's rain we are in the midst of a blizzard.

eileeninmd said...

Great post and lovely scenery, except for the sanatorium.

Marites said...

three weeks of rain? gee, i can't live with that :) I need my sun! :) But i like your photos, feels like am taking a walk with you. I won't like to live in the Sanitarium too.

Jo said...

Brilliant Post, Gattina. Hansel and Gretal, sanitarium: ooh, scary alright but your talent for writing is awesome and I'm motivated by your blog. (((Hugs)))from a STILL sunny South Africa (I'm not gloating, I promise - lol!)