November 19, 2012

De Haan / Le Coq (1)



Le Coq / De Haan  (meaning rooster) is one of the prettiest towns at the Belgian coast with gorgeous villas all over the place, in the center,  near the board walk and dunes. 
What makes this town special, apart from the fact that Albert Einstein lived there in 1933 and is still honored today as its most famous visitor? Unlike in other Belgian beach towns, here the coastline has retained low-rise architecture and the Belle Epoque style houses are just absolutely stunning. The pink building shown is the town hall. 
More tomorrow, i a the picturesque tram station 
If you like to read more:
http://www.dehaan.be/vertaling_engels/Nieuws_historiek_cijfers/F_hist_dhc.htm
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Belgium/Provincie_West_Vlaanderen/De_Haan-356912/Off_the_Beaten_Path-De_Haan-TG-C-1.html#tip=983732#ixzz2CK21Jm9f

32 comments:

  1. Mooie foto's en dat van A.Einstein is een leuk weetje.

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  2. Mooie foto's van De Haan, een aangenmane badplaats. ook leuk om er te wandelen in de duinbossen.

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  3. Une très belle série de cette ville. Je ne connais pas la côte Belge, j'y suis passé très rapidement, pas le temps de visiter. Tes photos sont belles et mettent la ville en valeur. J'aime beaucoup. Merci du partage.

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    1. merci pour le compliment, cela me fait plaisir!

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  4. What a lovely place and I love the name! Wonderful captures for the day, Anni! I had so hoped to get to Belgium while I was living in Europe, but it just didn't happen, But at least, I can visit through your photos!! Have a great week!

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    1. not too late to come back, Sylvia!
      when and where did you live here? am curious, am I not?

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  5. 'k Herinner mij de eerste keer dat ik er kwam, Anni ! 'k Voelde mij midden in een toneeldecor... Prachtig !
    Lie(f)s.

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  6. Your photos always make me want to hop on a plane!

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    1. you should follow your heart's desire, Judy

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  7. beautiful picures of the belgian sea!

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  8. Beautiful coastal photos, Anni! I love the pink color of the town hall and the homes are magnificent! :)

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    1. it is a gorgeous town, Kristie
      glad you like
      as I said, more tomorrow or the day after

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  9. What a beautiful little coastal town. The pink building is lovely. (I adore pink. Soft pink, not the harsh, bright shade.) :)

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  10. My husband's aunt had a house here...he fell in love with art deco visiting here.

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    1. your husband and your husband's aunt are lucky!!

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  11. That would be an beautiful place to explore.

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  12. This town with its historical coastline is stunning. I love the pink building with its balconies and flags.

    Bises,
    Genie

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    1. yes, a nice one indeed.. more coming soon :)

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  13. I have never been to the Belgian coast. Very pretty. Einstein was a smart man :)

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  14. Che bello questo posto, e poi mi piace tantissimo il mare in questa stagione.
    A presto, Antonella

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    1. anche a me, Antonelle.. in ogni stagione, ma in questa ancora un po' di più.

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  15. Hallo Anni,
    Je hebt gelijk: De Haan is een van de weinige badplaatsen in België die zijn authentiek karakter heeft weten te bewaren!
    Groetjes, Frans

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    1. de architectuur heeft er echt wel iets heel bijzonders en zorgt voor een speciale sfeer

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  16. Anni, deze foto's weeken een mooie herinnering op. Ik ben er met mijn 2 kinderen in 1970 (dus al heel lang geleden) geweest. Ik woonde toen in Antwerpen. Dank je wel en lieve groeten, Dietmut

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    1. dat is inderdaad al een tijdje geleden, ongetwijfeld sweet memories!

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  17. Cocorico ! Pardon !
    Sous le soleil, ce doit être charmant et plaisant. De bien belles maisons.

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  18. Wat een heerlijks sfeer straalt deze log uit! Doet verlangen naar meer...

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