Jan 27, 2008


I live in Waterloo/Belgium, a small town but known all over the world. 53 other cities named after "my" Waterloo also exists all over the world. In the Waterloo Museum is a map where you can see the location of the other Waterloos.

Of course the most important thing in Waterloo is the battle field where Napoleon lost his battle against other European countries.

The Waterloo Lion sitting in the middle of the battle field and looks over to the UK.

Each year in June a reconstitution of the battle is made in Waterloo and soldiers from the participating countries are wearing the costumes of this epoch

Here are the Frenchs

The Panorama where you can see the battle scenes

Historical houses from that time

and a little café just in front of the Lion.

There are many tourists from all over the world who visit this place all around the year.

Sometimes on sunny days I go there, have a drink and watch the tourists. I then feel on holidays!

If you want to know more about the battle reconstitution go here Waterloo, reconsititution of the battle (Belgium) which I published on my travel blog.

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Sandy said...

Awesome photos and subject, Gattina. I actually won a trivia contest the other night because I knew where the "real" Waterloo was. I knew because I read your blog!


Karen Funk Blocher said...

Wow! I had no idea you lived at "the" Waterloo! I love the symmetry and steepness of that battlefield shot with the lion, and the Panorama building. Great stuff! Thanks for showing it to us!

Carly said...

Hi Gattina :)

WOW! I am just amazed. These are some of your best ever photos for the challenges! I love the angels and the lighting, and the history, and the colors, and, and, well, everything. Big smiles. You did great with this one! Excellent as always my dear!

Always, Carly

gina said...

these are great photos. i love seeing other parts of our wonderful world...and as for waterloo...my brother and his family live in waterloo, alabama. :)

charish said...

Thank you for the history class. And the Holiday. I have never been to Europe and would love to go and see all the history that is there.

mjd said...

Thanks for the sites in the historical Waterloo. I knew that you lived in Belgium but not in Waterloo. Your world looks very different from mine.

Sandcastle Momma said...

Your photographs are incredible! How fortunate you are to live in a place so steeped in history. I would love to wander your city, absorbing it all. Maybe we should trade places for a week :)Thanks for the tour and I will be checking back often to see your photos.

Janet said...

I love that first picture...WOW! And that round building looks like one at Union College in NY.

MariesImages said...

Thanks for the tour of Waterloo!!
Wonderful display~

Kiva said...

How lucky you are to live in Belgium and have such photo opportunities. These are wonderful photos. I have great memories of walking up to see the Waterloo lion.

Suzanne R said...

I didn't realize you lived in Waterloo -- the actual, original one where Napoleon got his come-uppance! These are great photos or a subject that interests me very much. I would love to see it in person. Maybe in my next life, eh? ;-)

Sandra said...

Thanks for the great history lesson. It is nice to get it from a person instead of a book! I like the term "reconstitution" better than "reenactment".

lisa's chaos said...

Not sure if my previous attempt at comment went through, I don't see it so. WOW! It must be great to walk amongst all that history!

MyMaracas said...

How wonderful it is to see these sights from your country! That first shot is amazing. Thanks for posting these for us.


Anonymous said...

Wow, I am so glad to come and see this. It is so neat to see the places I have read about in history. Wonderful photos. I saw this round robin last week on other blogs. Very good thing to write about.

Robinella said...

I can't believe I missed your name last go round. Those are wonderful photos!