Posts Tagged: waterways

Greetings from Charleroi


At the Sambre in Charleroi (B)

Marine Route

"Warte, warte, wilder Schiffsmann,
gleich folg' ich zum Hafen dir;
von zwei Jungfraun nehm' ich Abschied,
von Europa und von ihr."

(H. Heine from Buch der Lieder)
Châtelet (B)

Eyes above the water

Eyes above the water

"Eyes like a little limpid pool
that holds a sunset sky,
While on its surface calm and cool,
blue water lilies lie."

(L. Hope in Indian's love lyrics)
Verviers (B)

How to build that ship?

How to build that ship?

“This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign,
Sails the unshadowed main, —
The venturous bark that flings
On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings
In gulfs enchanted, where the Siren sings,
And coral reefs lie bare,
Where the cold sea-maids rise to sun their streaming hair.”

(O.W. Holmes in The chambered nautilus)
Liège (B)

Breeze of words

Breeze of words

"Sweet breeze of secret words,
which, penetrating through my ears to my heart
woke Love, who was sleeping there ..."

(Anonymous, Aura soave; English by J.G. Paton)
Brussel (B)
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