A selection of my Google Earth Placemarks

Art nouveau in Brussels Art nouveau architecture in Brussels, a love of mine ever since I moved to Brussels.
Tom Frantzen sculptures Work by the Flemish sculptor.
David and Alice Van Buuren Museum, Brussels Beautifully preserved art deco house and garden.
Tournay-Solvay Park, Brussels Photos and history of one my favourite parks.
Beervelde Park Photos and history of Beervelde Park.
Coloma castle and rose garden Originally a 16th century fortified castle, now one of the largest rose gardens in Europe.
Abbaye d'Aywiers Former abbey, grounds now open to the public.
Hex Castle 18th century country house, famed for its rose festivals.
Garden cities in Brussels Pictures and information about Le Logis and Floréal, both started in the 1920s and inspired by the English garden city model.
Painted school building, Kraainem Mural of a medieval scene.
Talbot House (Toc H), Poperinge Rest house for British soldiers in WWI.
Bois du Cazier mine Site of Belgium's worst mining disaster in 1956, now a museum.
Redu, village du livre Twinned with Hay-on-Wye in Wales, in 1984 Redu became the first book village in continental Europe.
Annevoie gardens Water gardens at Annevoie, twenty ornamental lakes and ponds fed naturally by some fifty water jets and fountains.
Square Frère-Orban, Brussels Information and pictures of some of the memorials and buildings in this Brussels square.
Renewable Energy House, Brussels Europe's headquarters for renewable energy. Home to the European Renewable Energy Council and fifteen renewable energy associations with around 80 employees from all over Europe, a showcase for various types of sustainable energy.
Solar panels power trains near Antwerp Solar panels on top of a two mile stretch of rail tunnel are used to power trains.
Canal du Centre Giant barge lift and inclined plane.
Whirling Ear - Alexander Calder Alexander Calder sculpture in Brussels.
Patrick Blanc Vertical Garden in Brussels Patrick Blanc Vertical Garden in rue Belliard, Brussels.
Memorial for Lancaster DS734, near Mechelen Where Lancaster MkII DS734 KO-Y of 115 Squadron crashed during the night of 24-25 April 1944.
Fountain, Walcourt The story of Charles V and the many handled beer mug.
Villa Empain, Brussels Art deco villa, now restored as a cultural foundation.


National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire Presentation of some of the memorials, and the people and stories behind them.
Stafford, UK A few buildings of historic interest in Stafford, the county town of Staffordshire.
Moorcroft Pottery The "antiques of the future".
Hole in the Wall oatcake shop The last surviving front-room oatcake shop in Staffordshire.
WWI model of Messines, Belgium Scale model of Messines (Mesen) on Cannock Chase, Staffordshire.
Sparrow's Nest, Lowestoft Structures of interest in the area, Royal Naval Patrol Service memorial and museum, maritime museum and lighthouse.
Christopher Lloyd and Great Dixter The "contrary gardener" famous for his adventurous planting.
Vita Sackville-West and Sissinghurst Home of the garden writer, famous for its "garden rooms" and the renowned white garden.
Dorothy Clive Garden, Staffordshire Beautiful garden created from an old quarry, "a place of rest and recreation for the public".
Miss Joan Hunter Dunn The real person who was John Betjeman's muse.
Bettison's Folly, Hornsea, Yorkshire 19th century folly in the middle of a modern housing estate.
Walenty Pytel sculptures Work by the Polish sculptor.
Listed petrol station canopies in England Two newly listed petrol station canopies and their architecture.
Stanza Stones, Yorkshire Moors Location of the stones carved by Pip Hall with poems by Simon Armitage
BBC Gardeners' World locations Locations of the gardens used in the BBC Gardners' World TV programme, 1968-2015.
The great Polish map of Scotland Location and history of what is possibly the largest outdoor relief map in the world.
Umberslade Obelisk I drove past it, I wanted to know what it was, and since nobody else had placemarked it!
Frank Whittle Memorial to Frank Whittle, inventor of the jet engine.


Around the world
The Blaschka glass models Work by the creators of the Harvard glass flowers.
Great Modern Buildings - The Guardian The world's top twelve modern buildings according to the Guardian newspaper in 2007 - information and pictures.
Mikael Genberg and his stugas Unusual creations based on the typical Swedish cottage, or "stuga".
Peregrine falcon and osprey nest cams Locations and links to live webcams.
Christmas truce, France, 1914 Location of area where the truce took place, along with the text of a letter written by one of the British soldiers.
The First World War from Above Videos and links to imagery taken over France and Belgium during WWI.
WWI tunnels in Arras, France Description of the museum and how the tunnels came to be built.
Long-eared jerboa Location and pictures of one of the first sightings of this tiny rodent with huge ears.
Port Carling photomosaic, Canada Beautiful mural made from historical post cards dating back from 1860 to the present, depicting the history of the area.
Ventura bus station Maybe everyone has one bus station in them!