Last week I went to the zoo in Antwerp with my 3 year old grandson. The zoo opened it’s doors in 1843, it is in the city center of Antwerp next to the train station so we went by train. It is a small zoo as it is in the city center but a little gem with lots of flowers and century old tree’s, if I would live in Antwerp I think I would go every day. One of my favorite animals here are the gorilla’s , I LOVE gorilla’s !!! As it was during the week and on a schoolday there were not so many visitors so we could go and do what we wanted in piece.
SMALL ANT EATER
MONKEYS, I COULD WATCH THEM ALL DAY
OKAPI, APPARENTLY THERE ARE MORE OKAPI’S LIVING IN ZOO’S THEN IN THE WILD
ONE OF THE VERY OLD TREE’S, BEFORE IT WAS A ZOO THIS WAS A PARK WITH VERY OLD TREE’S
THERE ARE ANIMAL STATUES ALL OVER THE GARDEN OF ANIMALS WHO ONCE LIVED HERE BUT DIED
MOST PEOPLE WHO VISIT THE ZOO GO SIT ON THIS GORILLA TO HAVE THEIR PICTURE TAKEN, UNFORTUNATELY MY GRANDSON WAS AFRAID OF THIS BIG MONKEY….
HERE’S A REAL GORILLA, ISN’T HE BEAUTIFUL !!???
HERE IS MY GRANDSON LOOKING FOR NEMO, THIS WAS THE BEST PART FOR HIM, HE WOULDN’T LEAVE THIS AQUARIUM, HE WAS SO PLEASED TO SEE NEMO AND HIS FRIENDS IN REAL LIFE, HE DIDN’ T UNDERSTAND WHY NEMO’S SHARK FRIEND WAS NOT IN THERE WITH THE OTHERS…..
THIS WAS TAKEN INSIDE THE TRAINSTATION OF ANTWERP
As you can imagine we both had a lovely day.
Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend all !
It is time again to bring a bit of the garden back into the house. As I have several hydrangea bushes I cut some hydrangea flowers to decorate my home with. They are good cut flowers in Summer but as they are getting their Autumn colour and start to dry a bit you can cut them and let them dry slowly in a vase with water untill they feel completely dry. This way they’ll keep their Autumn colour till next year.
Have a great day and thanks for visiting my blog !
It’s official, we just had the wettest Summer ever on record !!!! and it shows in the garden, there is not much that survived elegantly and Autumn has been here for a few weeks now, but I am not complaining. There is still a lot of beauty in the garden.
Here are a few pictures I took today and earlier this week.
MY ALBIZZIA IS STILL BLOOMING LIKE MAD
FUCHSIA MAGELLANICA MAGELLANICA BLOOMS FROM JUNE TILL NOVEMBER/DECEMBER DEPENDING ON THE FROST
TRICYRTIS IS DOING VERY WELL
ROSA THE PILGRIM
SUNFLOWERS ARE SUCH STRONG FLOWERS AND SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL WHEN THE SUN SHINES, CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THEM
THIS SKIMMIA white kew IS NOT FLOWERING BUT IT IS ALREADY IN BUD AND WILL STAY LIKE THIS UNTIL IT BLOOMS IN JANUARY OR FEBRUARY
THE PASSIONFLOWER IS STILL BLOOMING AWAY AND PRODUCED LOTS AND LOTS OF FRUIT, ALAS NOT REALLY FOR EATING
ANOTHER FUCHSIA, THIS ONE IS CALLED FUCHSIA TOM POES (MEANS TOM THE CAT) FUNNY NAME FOR A FLOWER !!!! I HAVE A SOFT SPOT FOR THE WHITE ONES
ANEMONE JAPONICA HONORINE JOBERT