Palaces, Castles & Mansions

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Explore #106: Chateau Congo, Belgium – September 2014

Explore #9 of the Taking the Piscine Tour After a revisit to Chateau d’Ah it was time for somewhere new – the huge but seriously knackered Chateau Congo. History (borrowed and amended from Rebecca’s blog) This large chateau was built in 1752 on 4 acres of land. The castle’s main facade is built in the Louis XIV style with whitewashed brick, and the outbuildings built in stone with the coat of arms of the Marquis of Radigues. The castle has…

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Explore #62a (revisit): Chateau d’Ah, Belgium – September 2014

Explore #8 of the Taking the Piscine Tour Day Three. We started our third and final day of the Belgium weekender with another revisit (for me) – the picturesque Chateau d’Ah. My report from my first explore can be seen here. Our Explore As with the first time I explored here, we arrived about an hour too early before dawn, so I spent the time have a nice lie down on the floor of one of the rooms and admiring…

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Explores #89 and #89a (revisit): Chateau de la Chapelle, Belgium – August and September 2014

Explore #12 of the Gigawatts & Megalolz Tour After our early start at the Alla Italia spa, we made a quick stop at this Boeing 707 which used to be owned by the president of Benin. In 1992 he landed at Ootende in Belgium, and it never left! A local politician bought it, and it looks as if he’s in the process of turning it into a tourist attraction?! We had a little nose around, but after setting off an…

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