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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,a grandmothe and 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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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Weekly Winners, Guided Tour




I know how much you all love historic buildings, so this week I’m taking you with me for a walk around  Groot Bijgaarden castle. Enjoy …































Weekly Winners is hosted by Lotus at I am Lotus.


Wanda..... said...

The castle in it's lovely garden setting offers many great photo opportunities, even the trees by the water are majestic! ♥...Wanda

Tara R. said...

What a fabulous location! So many great images, wonderful architecture, and lovely grounds.

koreen (aka: winn) said...

Belgium has the most beautiful castles! I'd love to visit sometime and see them for myself. Thanks for sharing them. =)

moneythoughts said...

OK. You live on a beautiful planet. I get it. Your photos are always so interesting and so well crafted. Thanks for the tour.


I sooooooooooooooooooo want to go there. Like, now!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

These are beautiful! I love the arches & pillars

Pat said...

Thanks for showing me a place I'll probably never visit. These are gorgeous photos of a gorgeous place. I love that covered bridge; that castle is something else!

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures, gives me the idea to go there next week maybe, I have to wait until my cold is completely gone !

Sarah said...

I love the covered bridge shots - so beautiful.

Ballerina Girl said...

Stunning...it must be so wonderful to live near this!


Rachel said...

Beautiful, as always ;-)

I love the tulips with the bridge. So lovely and serene.

Colleen said...

Beautiful. I was just thinking that if I decided to go to a local historic site, all I'd find would be a log cabin. :)

Unknown said...

i love the trees and shadows in the first shot and the trees along the river. (hm, seems i'm drawn to trees.) i do love the covered bridge and doorway shots too.

jay said...

What a fascinating place! I love all the details, like the stone egg with the flowers growing in it, and the arches all by themselves - and the columns! And that ... I dunno. Is it a dog's water trough? Also has flowers in it.

Beautiful. Thanks for the tour!

Lauren @ mostly i run said...

What a beautiful series! From the first shot to the last, they're all lovely!

Suki said...

Oh that second pic of yours reminds me of the castle in the fairy tale called 'Rapunzel'. I wonder if there was a fair maiden living there a long time ago...:P

Avril said...

Thank you for the walk around the castle - I enjoyed it very much! Love the covered bridge (I know there is a name for them but can't think of it at the moment) I commented on the building before, that it didn't look like a castle but it does now - with that tower block at the back with turrets!

Valerie said...

How fabulous to live in an area with such history and beauty! I love these pictures!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Oh yes, you know it! I am so captivated by the castles you explore! Thanks for taking us with you to see it!

Unknown said...

I love the entire area! You really do make me want to travel overseas!

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