Got two cards today...
This Belgium Unesco site was sent by ... myself! I visited this site on tuesday and I found it very interesting.( My card shows ascenseur nr 2. the hydraulic boat lift on the old Canal du Centre in Houdeng-Goegnies) There are 4 asenceurs in total!
My second card shows a " platypus" you can see him when you look very closely :-). I didn't know much about this animal, so I've learned again something new through my postcards!
The lifts on the old Canal du Centre are a series of four hydraulic boat lifts near the town of La Louvière, classified both as Wallonia's Major Heritage and as a World Heritage Site (province of Hainaut). Along a particular 7 km stretch of the Canal du Centre, which connects the river basins of the Meuse and the Scheldt, the water level rises by 66.2 meters. To overcome this difference, the 15.4-meter lift at Houdeng-Goegnies was opened in 1888, and the other three lifts, each with a 16.93m rise, opened in 1917.