Tuesday, May 08, 2012

HUIZINGEN DOMAIN NEAR BRUSSELS

The first of May is a holiday in Belgium. It was quiet cool, but the sun was shining and together with a friend we went to the Domain of Huizing close to Brussels. (I wrote about it in 2009 here)



The map, as you can see you can easily spend the whole day here.




Today the castle is a restaurant/café





You can rent a boat ...









or just walk around and enjoy the flowers trees and plants




There is also a little river








this girl walked her cat



for the little once there is a zoo with small animals like chicken, geese, goats, rabbits etc ...










and very original playground, with dragons and other creatures sculptured in old tree trunks which had been recuperated from the park



a little farer from the playground is another smaller restaurant/café for hungry and thirsty people

11 comments:

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the place.
Yes, one can spend full day here.

LadyFi said...

What a wonderful day out - with something for everyone, no matter how young.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Beautiful colours and all so fresh and green.

Gracie said...

WOW the place is really beautiful, the gardens just..........WOW......amazing! Thanks for posting.

Dianne said...

the castle is amazing!!
I love the cat on a leash, wish my guys would do that

the grounds are beautiful

what a lovely day

Loree said...

I am jealous of all the greenery. It all looks very beautiful.

A Lady's Life said...

Oh Wow! What a great place :) Looks like so much fun :)

Black Jack's Carol said...

This looks like a wonderful place to take the family. That playground is really special. I think most kids would love it. I especially enjoyed your first photograph. It seemed right out of a faery tale.

Susie of Arabia said...

What a lovely park! We really don't have parks like that here in Saudi Arabia!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Wonderful place to visit -- something for everyone! And the grounds are beautiful.

Lifecruiser Travel said...

I love walking around in places like this, even if I've been there before, because there are different views in different times. And just to be out in the garden is so nice!

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