Tuesday, October 20, 2009

BRUSSELS WESTLAND SHOPPING MALL

This time I take you to one of the biggest shopping malls in Brussels. It's a nice place to walk around especially when it is cold and rainy.

The entrance. There is a parking space for about 1000 cars

some advertising

Oriental food, cheese shop, stationary shop and a butchery

furniture

Freshly baked pancakes (crèpes), cigarette and liquors, and a stand to try a new Martini

Some play things for the kids

and in the middle of the mall a huge bird cage from the floor to the ceiling with quite a lot of birds.

Time to chat and have a drink

or win a car

The biggest parfum store

escalators to the second floor

cloth shops

The new winter fashion.

Belgian chocolate

Jewelry

Invites for a coffee

The second floor

Boots and shoes

Underwear

and a nicely decorated ceiling.

You can easily spend the whole day in there if you want.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

CASCADES DE COO

When I stayed two days in the belgian Ardennes, I also visited the little village of Coo which is well known for its waterfall on the river Amblève. It has a 15-meter drop, making it the most important waterfall in Belgium. In short the Niagara Falls of Belgium.

At the foot of the Coo waterfall, a leisure park provides the tourist with various activities such as mini-golf, gokarting and kayaking. During the high season an amusement park is open and there is a chairlift that takes you up to the heights above the village. From there you have a magnificent view over the Amblève valley.

When I was there the high season was over and I could admire the beautiful landscape without a crowd of tourists.

I had to go down the whole way

to come close to the waterfalls

although it is not very high, it looks quite impressive and makes a lot of noise !

around the Cascade, little restaurants

several cute cafés

and beautiful flowers over the little bridge

The water was quite chilly but one brave girl nevertheless crossed the river by foot

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I love painting, writing, travelling and photography. My favorit models are my four cats which I observe with fun and humor. I am German, married to an Italian and we live in Waterloo (15 km from Brussels) / Belgium since many years. Waterloo is a famous place to many tourists, because Napoleon lost his battle here against Wellington and other European countries.

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