Tuesday, February 19, 2019

PARC DE LA SAUVAGERE - BRUSSELS/UCCLE

I was looking for a park not too far from my home, to have a little walk in a nice place. I discovered one I had never heard of and of course my friend and I went there to enjoy the early spring weather in February. It's a small park covering an area of 4.5 hectares (11 acres) , dated from the late nineteenth century. At that time, the garden was smaller and consisted of a castle, a large driveway and some massif trees. After a period of abandonment, the castle was demolished in 1957 and the town acquired the park in 1964. I tried to find at least an old picture of the castle,  but it had simply disappeared from history, as so many mansions and castles in the 50/60 !





The only building was at the entrance maybe responsible of the park is living in here.

There is also a big playground for kids 



and also animals



This one hoped for food, but it was not allowed to feed them ! We only saw swans, ducks, and chicken, the other animals were probably still in the stables, because there should be donkeys and a llama. Normally we don't have 15° in February !

The whole park consists of a mixed wood including maple, ash, oak, hazel, remarkable chestnut trees as well as a giant sequoia. With its 4.89 meters circumference, it would be the largest specimen located on the territory of Uccle and is among the 10 most beautiful in the Brussels region.







a pond with swans and (invisible) ducks






and a "left over" of the castle park






We saw the first snowdrops !






Spring was in the air that day, I have to return in summer with my grandson !



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I love painting, writing, travelling and photography. My favorit models are my four cats which I observe with fun and humor. I am German, married to an Italian and we live in Waterloo (15 km from Brussels) / Belgium since many years. Waterloo is a famous place to many tourists, because Napoleon lost his battle here against Wellington and other European countries.

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