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Old 09-11-2012, 03:08 AM   #25
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The goal of the day was to see the citadelle in the town Namur. Hetty had warned me that I might get disappointed and suggested I paid the town Dinant a visit, while I was in the area.
I started out, and in a roundabout in a small town I saw this. Guess the love bicycles there.

I continued through the countryside.

Nice houses.

I stopped at the castle Chateau de Modave.

I'd started out too early this day, the castle wasn't open yet, so I had a walk about the castle and looked at it from the outside.

Impressive views from the castle.

A last goodbye to the castle, and I continued on.

I went through small villages. I'd noticed during my stay here in the Ardennes, that there's hardly any old houses and buildings. The area must have been bombed and shelled totally to pieces during the battle of the bulge.

I reached the river Meuse

and followed it the rest of the way into Namur.

Here's Namur with the citadelle .

The Citadelle de Namur used to be one of the biggest military installations in Europe.

It was in active use up untill 1977.

It disappointed me though, that it was laid out as a public green area / park.

There was nothing on display from it's active military period.

The best thing about it was the views from up here over Namur and the river Meuse.

Under a threatening dark sky I continued along the river,

and reached the town Dinant. Dinant is dominated by some big rocks around which the town is built.

Riding back again towards Baton Rouge.

Monday is Ben and Hetty's day off, and since I was the only one staying at their place, they invited me out to eat with them. Very nice!
I sat and waited for them and played with their dogs.
Here's Billy the Kid,

and here's Jesse James. Funny thing is that they both are female dogs

I had a good eveing out with my hosts, but forgot the camera...
Next day I was to leave and move on.
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