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Wordless Wednesday: Lion’s Mound

Butte du Lion
Location: Waterloo, Belgium


March 29, 2021 at 7:52 am 4 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

le butte du lion
Location: Waterloo, Belgium
This is Le Butte du Lion (lion’s mound), the main memorial located in the Battlefield of Waterloo where Napoleon Bonaparte suffered defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington.

King William I of the Netherlands had it constructed in 1820 using earth taken from the other parts of the battlefield. It was to commemorate the spot where his son, William II (the Prince of Orange) was knocked down from his horse by a musket ball at the height of the battle.

Le Butte towers 141 feet high by 1,700 feet wide with a statue of a lion mounted on a stone-block pedestal at the top. from up there, you get a panoramic view of the entire battlefield. The climb takes 226 steps, but it isn’t that bad. When we were there, a 79-year elderly man from Singapore made it with no problem.

April 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm 11 comments

Footloose in Belgium

I had an invite to visit Belgium from a Filipino family living in Brussels. Since I was already in Paris, the decision to accept it was a no brainer. It was a trip that would only take less than two hours by train.

I’m glad I went. Belgium is a beautiful country with many interesting places to see. In addition, the trip gave me an opportunity to bond with Filipinos who have made it their home.

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August 13, 2013 at 11:49 am 2 comments

From The Book Thief

i have hated the words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right.

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