Posts Tagged ‘Ostend’

Cooling Belgian Seaside Breeze

21/07/2015 Leave a comment

Friday 03 July 2015. Ostend, Flanders, Belgium.

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The Belgians love the Seaside too.   Their trains have locomotives.
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Their stations have bikes.   And Trawlers.
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And Cafe Botteltje.   With pumps.
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And bottles and glasses.   Helleketelbier – Brouwerij de Bie – 7.0% ABV.
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Framboise 1882 – Brouwerij Girardin – 5.0% ABV.   Lichtervelds Blond – Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers – 9.0% ABV.
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Oude Gueuze Tilquin a l’Ancienne – Gueuzeerie Tilquin – 6.4% ABV.   Cafe Manuscript.
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Massive Manuscripting.   Oud Bruin – Vanderghinste – 5.5% ABV
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Cuvee des Jacobins – B Bocknor – 5.5% ABV   Local cuisine.
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And back (well morning shot).   The bus station under the Gare du Midi.


Map picture

Seaside by Train

06/07/2015 Leave a comment

Sand, sea and Fine Ales

Lots of Free Wifi Too!

Two Bars in Ostend

17/11/2013 Leave a comment

Cafe Bottle and Cafe Manuscript

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Cafe Bottle.   And inside.
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La Chouffe – 8.0% ABV.   Oerbier – 9.0% ABV.
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Keyte Oostendse Dobbel Tripel 9.2% ABV.   Dikke Mathile – 6.0% ABV
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Cafe Manuscript.   Draught Beer.
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Bottled Beer.   Central heating.
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Wolf 8 – 8.5% ABV.   Gueuze Fond Tradition – 5.0% ABV.
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Authentic local food.   Belgian’s do chocolate too – Gare du Midi.

Big Orange Flemish Things

17/11/2013 2 comments

A little trip down to the seaside – 08 November 2013

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Gare du Midi – Brussels.   As it says.
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My locomotive as it were.   They like bikes here.
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The front of the station.   Not actually floating.
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The Cathedral.   Along the harbour side.
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Multilingual Seagulls.   No comment.
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Not sure.   Water feature.
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    Orange things.
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Actually steel.    
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Spanish Inn?   Bandstand.

Nine and More

10/11/2013 Leave a comment

Ostend by the sea

Flemish beer and cafe culture


Ostend – Art and Bier

10/11/2012 Leave a comment

And just what are they?

But hey the bier is good

Cafe Botteltje

09/11/2012 2 comments

Part of Hotel Marion


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The outside.   The inside.
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Rodenbach – Rodenbach – 5.2% ABV. B++   Goudenband – Liefmans – 8% ABV. A-
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XX Bitter – De Ranke – 6.2% ABV. B++   Bruin Bier – Cnudde – 4.9% ABV. B+
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Goat’s cheese   Oude Lambick – De Cam – 4.8% ABV. A-
Pumpkin soup.    


Full of ales and gin


09/11/2012 Leave a comment



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Yes, I’m there.   And this is my locomotive.
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Oostende station.   Trawler museum.
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The Cathedral.   Not really sure.
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In memory of the Canadian fallen.   A memorial to those lost at sea?
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They do this sort of thing in Oostende   And I sort of like it.
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Wide view.   Next to the Cathedral.
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They love their bikes.   Belgian coaching stock.


But with plenty of bikes

Ostend and Seagulls

30/10/2011 Leave a comment

One country

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The French bit   And the other side, the Dutch bit
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Not my train   Nor this one
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Now this is my train   And my loco
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The seagulls here speak four languages   Cafe Botteltje
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Rodenbach   Boon – Mariage Parfait
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Grimbergen – Dubbel   De Troch – Christmas Gueuze
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Kwak – Pauwel   And goodbye


Two languages (mainly)

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