17 Jul 2018


It had been quite a long time that I hadn't been at the "Lac Genval" which is not far from Brussels and a favorite target for city people to walk around the lake and have a drink in the restaurants and Brasseries around the lake. It's not very big, only 1 km long (0.62 miles) and 250 m (820 ft) large.

The view over the lake is so peaceful

Especially when we were there, because as the World Cup football (soccer) game started at that very moment and the streets were empty, normally the otherwise busy lake was empty too and the ducks had a lot of space ! 

Sailing, surfing and other water sports usually take place, but not that day !

Still we could see the beautiful houses on both sides

Most of them a very old

and I suppose rather expensive too !

Here you can rent boats or surfboards etc

one of the old houses

and all different kind of ducks

The restaurant were we had our drink was also unusually empty, because they didn't have a huge screen to watch the game between Belgium and the UK.

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Lady Fi said...

Looks lovely and peaceful.

diane b said...

It is a very pretty lake and the houses are gorgeous. A good time to be out and about when an important match is on.

William Kendall said...

It looks like a lovely place to spend time in!

Tamago said...

It's such a beautiful lake. I love those old houses, too :-)

Loree said...

What a pretty place. It reminds me a lot of a place about 20 minutes from where we used to live when we were in the US. It's called Lake St Louis.

Andrew said...

The houses are very impressive and no doubt very expensive. It would be nice to be in one of the houses and watch the comings and goings on the lake.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

What a difference a soccer game will make for peace on the lake. :-)

mamasmercantile said...

Such a pretty lake with stunning houses, what a great place to live.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It was a good time to take advantage of the quiet and beauty for those of you who are not sports fanatics (that would be us too). i'd much rather walk around that lake or sit and gaze at it than watch any sporting event on TV!!