Monday, October 11, 2010

MY WORLD - The Gaasbeek Castle in autumn

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I had read that there was a dragon exposition at the Gaasbeek castle and as the weather was so unusually beautiful I went there expecting big dragons all over the park.

It turned out that the dragon expositon was inside the castle and taking photos was not allowed.

So I walked around the park and castle on this warm October day.

on the way to the castle,

from far I could see the ponds

On these mirrors the history of the castle is explained and also the place were you are.

The castle of Gaasbeek

walls all around

A little house in the park

There were lots of chestnuts in the park and people were collecting them

The heavy rain of the last weeks has left its traces

You need good shoes to walk down these steps to the ponds

There are also grapes growing

on the way back

into this nice restaurant

where we could sit outside

a special guest

and supervisors


Barb said...

Hi Gattina, Thank you for such an invigorating walk! It's very green at the castle. I like your architectural shots. The photos of the road through the woods are wonderful. It seems like the perfect spot for dragons!

EG Wow said...

Too bad about the dragons but you certainly found plenty more to photograph! I love the highland cattle in the last photo. :)

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific day, Gattina, and you've captured it beautifully! Such a gorgeou, interesting place to spend a day! Thanks for sharing it with us! Have a great week!


J Bar said...

Wonderful. Beautiful shots. Thanks for the tour.
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Anonymous said...

What a wonderful fairytale castle!

Luna Miranda said...

wow, the grounds are beautiful! one could easily imagine dragons in this castle.:p thanks for the tour, Gattina.

BraCom (Bram) said...

wonderful fairytale castle!

Kay L. Davies said...

Yes, Bram took the words right out of my mouth... a fairytale castle indeed, and such wonderful photos. I especially like the visitor and supervisors!

Kay, Alberta

Loree said...

I love castles. It looks like a wonderful place to visit. Beautiful gardens too.

Gracie said...

It's a very beautiful place, I bet it was really amazing to visit it! Thanks for sharing.

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

wow! A really gorgeous castle! It doesn't matter that the exhibition were inside - the outside and the garden is awesome! I love that mirror sculpture of the rider on the horse!

jabblog said...

What a beautiful fairy tale castle and the grounds are superb. I like the mirror horses - what a splendid idea.

Trotter said...

Hi Gattina! The park is superb, but that idea of no photos inside is more than boring... ;)

Sorry for the absence: out one week, busy on return and then caught by the flu... ;)
Blogtrotter Two is still in Algiers... Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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