The solar panels were fixed on the side of the house, normally they are always on the roof !
There were even family crests built over the house doors
Here live the real Waterloo people from generation to generation, now it's surrounded of modern houses and has become a city since a year or so, before Waterloo was still considered as a village. Unfortunately the cows were slowly and to my big regret replaced by humans and the open fields shrunk !
Not far from Waterloo is Genappe, which is still a village with mostly farms still from the time of the Waterloo battle. On June 16, Wellington stayed here in this little Village and spent a night in the "Auberge du Roi d'Espagne" (King of Spain's hostel). Therefore Genappe too, became a historical place.
Here is the Auberge where Wellington spent the night
The church stems from 1433 and over the years was so damaged that it had to be restored in 1707, 1708, 1721 and 1808. The current church was inaugurated on November 1, 1842.
In front of the church was an old graveyard, which apparently had been cleaned very recently, because it looked like new ! But they were very old when I read the names and dates on the graves.
Here is the market place in the city center, with a soldier and his rifle looking out of the window !
I liked this house because of it's closed wooden balcony.
The biggest "café" was this one where you could have a drink but inside and on the second floor it was also a restaurant.
Unfortunately it was cool and the shops all closed because it was Sunday so the market place looked rather empty.
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