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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother, not a grandmother,I don't know if I'll ever be, but I'll let you know in due time! Oh and um ... I am a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Midweek Blues, The AIDA Blu

 

I came across this cruise ship quite unexpectedly when I was in Antwerp last week. It was due to sail off to Rotterdam only a few hours later. When I saw people boarding the ship I enquired if it was open for visitors. Unfortunately, the answer was negative.
Too bad, but never mind, at least I tried! I had fun anyway.
I hope the pictures give you some idea how tall that cruiser really was.

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Midweek Blues is hosted by Colleen at The Dusty Cellar.
More photography by me at Heavenin365.

13 comments:

Loree said...

I'd love to sail off on that ship right now and see a different place. Great shots.

Marcee said...

Those cruise ships are amazingly huge!! Great perspectives.

Greyscale Territory said...

Such a grand lady of the seas! All those little windows look like beehives piled one on top of the other! Great photos!

Caution Flag said...

I think that cruise line should hire you to take their publicity shots.

Jacki said...

Cruise ships are so big, it makes me wonder if I could be cooped up with that many people for a week or two. :-) But great photos!

Rebecca said...

Wow, huge is right! I LOVE the shot with the little boy on the hammock. How sweet is that! I admire your guts asking if it was open for visitors. Always good to try.

The French Bear said...

That is massive, it makes you wonder how is possible to float? I think I might be a little panicky, I am terrified of being in a boat of any size!!! Your photos are so impressive, they really let you feel the scale of the ship!!! Beautiful!
Hugs,
Margaret B

moneythoughts said...

I love your pictures, but I too have no desire to be on a ship with 5,000 people. I once worked on a Norwegian freighter out of New Orleans in 1964, and it was a much much smaller ship. I might like a small ship for a cruise around the Baltic someday. : )

Gattina said...

nice pictures ! these are real swimming hotels or even villages. Our cruise ship had 4000 people on board ! staff and passengers included. There was everything on board. I dream again of a cruise !

lisaschaos said...

I can imagine spending a long while there! Wouldn't it be great!?

The Retired One said...

Great photos..but that cruise ship is TINY compared to the Carnival Cruise ship we took a few years ago. LOL

James said...

What a cool looking ship. It's so big too. I never see anything like it around here.

Colleen said...

That would be quite a sight to see, especially when you aren't expecting it. I noticed the little boy sitting on a hammock in one of the balconies. My first thought was "What fun!", my second thought was "Is that safe?!" :) I'm sure he was quite safe.
Great shots as always!

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