Jan 12, 2013
SATURDAY's PHOTO HUNTING - The city where you live
I live in Waterloo, a very famous little town in Belgium because of "The Battle of Waterloo" which took place near Waterloo on 18 June 1815 between the First French Empire of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Alliance of the Seventh Coalition (the United Kingdom, Prussia, Austria and others), under the main allied commanders, the Duke of Wellington and General von Blücher; Around 34000 soldiers lost their lives on this very bloody battle field.
Waterloo is only 15 km ( 9 miles)far from Brussels
There are several attractions related to the battle
the Roman Catholic Church of St. Joseph, where Wellington is said to have prayed before going into battle and where British and Dutch plaques commemorating the fallen are now to be seen. This church was also the place where the wounded soldiers were brought during the battle and tried to be saved.
Wellington's headquarters are today a Museum where you can see Wellington's room, his bed and his office and relics, which have been found on the battle field.
Napoleon on the battle field site
The memorial in the form of a statue of a lion (looking towards France) on a hill, with 252 stairs, called La Butte du Lion.
The Battle of Waterloo is one of the greatest battles in European history, both in its size and its consequences. Once a year, many tonics, from around the world, offer a masterful reconstruction of the events of 1815.
The station has never changed since it was built !
but we have a new city hall
Lots of boutiques and the Wellington Gallery
street in Waterloo
and some old houses near the Lion
For the year 2013 the new THEME LIST HERE
Next weeks theme : Show something yellow