A Belgian Look - Alike

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  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    A few weeks ago now, ACMPhoto posted an entry of a place called "Groot-Bijgaarden Castle and Gardens" in Belgium.

    I found that one of her fotos looked uncannily like a bridge and old city gate in my town here.
    what do you think of this:
    Her foto of the castle in Belgium--
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    Then my foto of the "Oosterpoort" here in my city--
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    Of course they are not identical, but they sure do resemble each other don't they?

    Our bridge's bricks looked redish like the one in Belgium, but last year the city council refurbished the bridge and left the cleaned bricks sort of dusty-looking-- which in a way is a pity, because I found that the old colour had more charm.
     
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    kuntrygal Texas Rose

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    Very interesting and very similar. Both are beautiful, but I believe I like yours better!
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I wonder if the same architect designed both bridges? Maybe someone liked the looks of one and decided to build a similar one. Either way they are both spectacular bridges. :stew2:
     
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    kaseylib Young Pine

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    Love the architecture of both...nothing that old here in the U.S. Would be neat to live in a structure like that!
     



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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    They are both beautiful! The resemblance is amazing!
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Both are beautiful. I wish the city council had left the color of the bricks alone, the whitish color is okay but the red would have been much more better.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Thanks for your comments.
    The council scraped and actually replaced many of the bricks in the bridge which changed the character a bit, but the form is attractive to me. It makes mt think of some Roman bridges that I have seen in Spain.

    Anyway...I thought that the similarity was worth showing. They are both pretty, I think.
     
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    Both are pretty.... where does your bridge lead to, I wonder, Sjoerd? It looks like the structure is a pass through to a beautiful garden. Would love to ride my bike along there.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    That bridge leads to the big structure at the end of it--the Eastern City Gate. So it leads into the old inner city.
     
  10. Sherry8

    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    Great photos...very interesting and beautiful.
    You sure have traveled alot...I remember you saying you went to Alaska or did some reading on it...does your job have you traveling? You find such interesting things to tell us about...keep them coming ...
    Sherry :-D
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Hi Sherry,
    No my job does not involve travelling. It is true that I have been to Alaska, though. I lived there for a period of five years once. I lived and worked there. It was a very interesting adventure for meand the observations of wildlife and botany there remains one of the Natural high points of my life so far.
     

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