Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
Until 6 weeks ago, The Viking and I had never heard about Thuin. Then we saw images of this town on television, and we simply knew we had to go there. Thuin is situated in the province of Hainaut in Belgium:
The history of Thuin goes back to the 2nd – 3rd century, when this area was used as a burial place. In the 9th century, the village was a possession of the abbey of Lobbes. In later centuries the area was the battlefield of many wars; Thuin has been part of Spain, Austria and France.
When we were there about a month ago, we immediately went to the local tourist information office, which is located in the beautiful belfry. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site by the way. From the square in front of the belfry you can admire the views on this magnificent region.
Check out the other pictures on Flickr!