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Monday, 4 February 2013

Abbey de la Cambre

Abbey de la Cambre

The abbey grounds are rather large which makes sense since in those days such organisations were pretty much self sufficent. I took my time wandering around taking photos of the old buildings.

There were not as many people around as on the terraces but as with the terraces I was able to frame some decent shots excluding the visitors in most cases.

I Only just noticed the stairs going down to the pond NOW otherwise I would certainly have gone down to take some closeups and some pictures of the buildings and surroundings from different angles.

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The Abbey of La Cambre  (French: Abbaye de La Cambre, Dutch: Abdij Ter Kameren) is a former Cistercian abbey in Ixellels, Brussels located in the Maelbeek valley between the the Forest of La Cambre and the Ixelles Ponds. It was founded in 1196 although the current buildings date from the 18th century.

The Sonian Forest (Dutch: Zoniënwoud,French: Forêt de Soignes) is a 4,421-hectare (10,920-acre) forest that lies across the south-eastern part ofBrussels, Belgium


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