15 May 2018

A VILLAGE AT THE LION OF WATERLOO

Ever since the Lion mount site had been renovated for the bi-centenary of the Waterloo battle,  there are no Waterloo inhabitants going there anymore because the city had had demolished the old charming houses, the restaurants, the wax cabinet and only one new built restaurant was standing there now. It has become dull and boring for those who want just a drink and not going into the deepness of the battle history.

Therefore the city organizes events on the site to attract people. Here a "village" was built and I have never seen so many people since the bicentenary three years ago, where I was a volunteer.




I think the lion was quite happy to see so many people and not only empty fields !



Long lines of visitors were waiting to get a ticket for an attraction.






It really had a lot of success



There was life music too, when I was there it was just the break.



A tent restaurant had been built up and people sat in the sunshine watching the kids play




Despite the threatening sky the sunshine remained








Lots and lots of attractions for the kids were built up and you could hear laughter and joy



The way to the underground museum



While the site itself was totally deserted.

I think if the city wanted to earn money, they choose the wrong way. Not everybody is an intellectual !





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10 comments:

Pea bea said...

Looks like a fun day of activities. Always nice to see revitalization in an area.

Peabea from Pictorial Tuesday (Peabea Scribbles)

Fun60 said...

Well at least they are using the space for lots of events and it hasn't become a white elephant.

Loree said...

It's nice that they organise events to draw the crowds.

Joyful said...

The event looks like lots of fun for the entire family. I'm glad the sunshine held out and the rain stayed away.

Lady Fi said...

Looks festive and a fun place.

mamasmercantile said...

I am so glad that the sun shine on what seems like a wonderful event. The sound of childrens laughter is always a joy.

Maribeth said...

Looks like fun! The dark skies looked threatening! My sister actually had a tornado touch down in her area of Connecticut! So many trees snapped in half! Thank God she is okay as is her house!

William Kendall said...

The mount interests me.

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm sure the lion wasn't lonely with all those people enjoying the music and activities! Thanks for sharing.
I hope you are well and happy, my friend!
Love, Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

betty-NZ said...

Definitely a fun time for all with fabulous weather, too!