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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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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Window Views, The Train

 

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Remember the old train? Everything about it was photogenic, but especially loved the door.

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The honey color of the wood. Old leather, shiny handles and bilingual signs instructing the travelers how to operate the door, I loved it. 

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This is a non smoking compartment. The signs show how to open and close the handle but also warns the passengers not to open the door while the train is still moving.
And the B? the B is the old logo of the Belgian Railroad Company.

Window Views ( and doors too) is hosted by Mary the Teach.

Visit my other blog, Heavenin365 for a photo a day with the Canon D40.

14 comments:

hip chick said...

I am loving all these train pictures you are making. The old patina color on the door is just beautiful.

Avril said...

Oh .. I like these!! Such a treat (when I miss a few days) and scroll down catching up with all your photos. Happy Mother's Day for last Sunday - your daughter's smile is all you need!

LceeL said...

Way cool. I love old trains.

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

very interesting shot
When i vsiit belgium, I did nto want to do nothing..ONLY EAT THE CHOCOLATES...AHAHAHHAHA

Congrats
have a nice day
http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/05/you-are-the-sunshine-of-my-life/

A Lady's Life said...

Amazing. They should continue running old trains as well as the electric trolleys.
I think they are wonderful.

Loree said...

They don;t make train doors like that anymore do they? I love the patina of the old wood. It;s gorgeous.

VioletSky said...

the interior wood is a pleasant surprise, something that was probably taken for granted back in the day.

Linda Higgins said...

these are such wonderful photos! The mere nostalgia is so beautiful. I love to see that it is still around and that the modern world has kept it alive! smiles and hugs...

moneythoughts said...

I echo what Lou said, very nice. I love old trains too.

The Retired One said...

Loved these series of photos...so romantic!!!

Kala said...

I love these shots as I am a huge fan of old trains.

lisaschaos said...

Lots of history in that door alone! It is a lovely door!

Mar said...

What a beautiful train!! Love that door with so much to tell!!

Karen said...

Beautiful shots. There is a lot of beauty in those old doors. Not like traveling today.

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