The rules are simple: Post a minimum of six pictures of typical scenes from around your neighborhood. Photos must be taken by the blogger (in this case me!) and include a typical mode of transportation, a school or educational facility, a market or shopping facility, a typical house, a nearby street, and a playground.
|This is a local playground. Playgrounds attached to schools tend|
to be small and for the use of their students only. Neighborhood
parks provide a small amount of play space for kids.
|Many of the streets in the center of Mons are|
|The Mons Belfry is a UNESCO World Heritage site....|
|....and its grounds often serve as a pubic gathering place. Here, the Belfry's grounds|
play host to a World War I camp. The reenactment commemorated the opening battle
of Britain's involvement in the War.
|The heart of the city is the Grand Place. Each September|
the Mons hosts "Tanks in Town" a celebration of the
Allied liberation of Mons during World War II.
|Mons' grand cathedral: the Collegiate Church of Saint Waudru|
|Mons is a 2015 European Capital of Culture and as such, festivities are planned for the entire year. |
The opening ceremony was held in January to kick off a year of celebrating the arts.