OLD ENGLAND BUILDING (MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM) – 0689

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The museum’s current location, as of 2000, is in the former Old England department store, built in 1899 by Paul Saintenoy out of girded steel and glass in the art nouveau style as well as an 18th-century neo-classic building designed by Barnabé Guimard.

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From Belgium
Travel from Feb 14 to April 01 (2015)
Thanks Mary !

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HORSEBACK SHRIMP FISHING (begium) _ 0639

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Shrimp fishermen on horseback wearing bright yellow slickers, tall rubber boots and sou’westers are seated in their wooden saddles on the back of their horses that drag the large nets behind them. The horses are in the water up to the top of their legs. Draft horses famous for their enormous strength, such as the Brabant draft horse, are used for this task. Every now and then, the fishermen and their horses will return to the shore to empty their nets and deposit their catch in the baskets hung from each side of the horses. Shrimps caught by fishermen on horseback are exceptionally fresh and are a true delicacy when cooked
http://www.belgiancoast.co.uk/

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From Belgium
Travel from Jan 03 to Jan 14
Thanks Henk !

WEST FLANDERS _ 0632

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West Flanders is the most western province of the Flemish Region, also named Flanders, in Belgium. It borders (clockwise from the North) on the Netherlands, the Flemish province of East Flanders (Oost-Vlaanderen) and the Walloon province of Hainaut (Henegouwen) in Belgium, on France, and the North Sea. Its capital is Bruges (Brugge). Other important cities are Kortrijk in the south and Ostend along the coastline, Roeselare and Ypres. The province has an area of 3,125 km² which is divided into eight administrative districts (arrondissementen) containing 64 municipalities.
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The region has a very distinct dialect of Dutch called West Flemish. This distinctive dialect is a part of the strong sense of identity of the inhabitants of the region.

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From Belgium
Travel from Dec 21 to Jan 6
Thanks Lara !

LETTER _ 0625

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From Belgium
Travel from Dec 27 to Jan 06
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TOURNAI CATHEDRAL _ 0371

The Cathedral of Our Lady (French: Notre-Dame de Tournai, Dutch: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Doornik) is Roman Catholic church, see of the Diocese of Tournai in Tournai, Belgium. It has been classified both as a Wallonia’s major heritage since 1936[5] and as a World Heritage Site since 2000.

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The Cathedral was damaged by a severe tornado on the 24 August 1999. Assessment of the damage revealed underlying structural problems and the Cathedral has been undergoing extensive repairs and archaeological investigation ever since. The Brunin Tower was stabilised in 2003.
In recognition of Tournai cathedral’s cultural value, UNESCO designated the building a World Heritage Site in the year 2000.
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From  Metz, France
Travel from Mar 10 to Mar 18
Merci Beaucoup Ulla !

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No.32 ( My Unesco World Heritage Site)

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Cute Postcards


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From Belgium
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BRUGGE _ 0154

Scence in Brugge, Belgium

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From Belgium
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