A few days ago I went to the Church of the Averbode Abbey to admire the Saint Norbert altar (located inside the church) and take some photos. It was an incredible sunny day and the facade was reflecting itself in the pond of the courtyard.
The entrance of the treasury is free every first Sunday of the month, don’t miss it next week! If you want to have a look at the church before visiting it, you can have a virtual tour.
I really wanted to see the four reliquary chests from the Meuse river Region (12th and 13th centuries) displayed in the treasury.
As you can see in the picture, in the Collegiate you can find an amazing rose window in radiant style, the Rondia (Li Rondia, in Walloon). This is the largest in its style in Belgium and the largest rose window of Wallonia. The windows of the Rondia date back from the 1970s, since the previous ones were destroyed during the war.
During my tours the people I am with enjoy a lot observing the stained glass windows during the visit of religious buildings, such as churches or Cathedrals. We often stop and admire how the colorful light is reflected through the window on the architectural stone features. I have to admit that happens every time I visit the Cathedral of Liège, another place I suggest you to visit if you are travelling in Wallonia.
A view of the Zilvermeer (Silver Lake) located in Mol, in the province of Antwerp. A few days ago I had an evening walk around the lake and took this picture at the Zilveermeer recreatiedomein. It was great to feel the sand beneath my feet! If you love walking or cycling in the nature, this area provides you many opportunities.
At Les Jardins d’Annevoie you can enjoy the peaceful sounds of water, which is pumped thanks to an ingenious system created in the 18th century. The gardens’s concept is based on French, Italian and English styles. Until September 30th you’ll find an exhibition by Anne Curry entitled « The Curves of Life ». The sculptures of the artist are displayed in the garden and inspired by nature.
A picture taken on the Zuivelbrug, a bridge in Ghent. Here you can admire the different activities which usually take place along the Leie river on a sunny day: canoeing and drinking on the terraces. The flowers are just the icing on the cake for this incredible place.