Bois-du-Luc, La Louvière, Belgium If you know much about industry in Belgium (I didn’t), you’ll know that the production of ‘stuff’ is one of the powerhouses of the country’s economy. Belgium was one of the first European countries to really embrace the industrial revolution in the 19th century and it created an infrastructure that helped it dominate.
The Brussels–Charleroi Canal, also known as the Charleroi Canal amongst other similar names, (French: canal Bruxelles-Charleroi, Dutch: kanaal Brussel-Charleroi) is an important canal in Belgium. The canal is quite large, with a Class IV Freycinet gauge, and its Wallonian portion is 47.9 kilometres (29.8 mi) long.
A museum and arts creation centre dedicated to ceramics, Keramis is built on the site of the ancient Boch Keramis pottery works in La Louvière. Its modern and audacious architecture encompasses an ancient, listed building containing four giant glass furnaces – the last of their kind in Belgium.
Le Roeulx has been one of the main residences of the Princes of Croÿ since 1429. It is one of the most imposing classical castle in the country. Its history overshadows that of all but the most prestigious residences in the Low Countries. The village of Le Roeulx produces the renowned St Feuillien beer.
Sart Canal Bridge is a canal bridge, u-shaped girder bridge and prestressed concrete bridge that was built from 1998 until 2002. The project is located in Houdeng-Aimeries, La Louvière, Hainaut, Wallonia, Belgium.This structure was built using the method incremental launching.
Strépy-Thieu Boat Lift The construction works that finished in 2002 on the Canal du Centre, between Strépy-Bracquegnies and Thieu, resulted in the world's tallest boat lift. This impressive machinery makes it possible for 1 350t barges to cross a height difference of 73.15m.
Trazegnies was the seat of a powerful seigniory and the cradle of one of Europe’s most illustrious families. The Trazegnies family owned a castle worthy of their line. Today there remain the Romanesque cellars of the original manor, a rare survivor from the 11th century.