View at river Dijle city centre Mechelen, Belgium (see comment nr. 6)

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Dyle (French) or Dijle (Dutch) or historically the River Dyle in English, is a river in central Belgium, left tributary of the Rupel. It is 86 km (53 miles) long. It flows through the Belgian provinces of Walloon Brabant, Flemish Brabant and Antwerp. Its source is in Houtain-le-Val, near Nivelles in Walloon Brabant.

The most important cities along the Dyle are (starting from the source) Ottignies, Wavre, Leuven and Mechelen. The latter is often called the 'Dijlestad' (Dyle City). The main tributaries of the Dyle are the rivers Demer (in Werchter, Rotselaar municipality), and the Zenne at the Zennegat, on the farthest outskirts of Mechelen, where the canal Leuven-Mechelen also connects. A few hundred metres downstream, the confluence of the Dyle and the Nete at Rumst forms the river Rupel which 12 km further comes into the Scheldt on which the Antwerp seaport is located. The Dyle used to be navigable for small ships from Werchter on, although nowadays commercial and pleasure navigation is limited to Mechelen, the upper locks at Mechelen being closed for navigation.

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Comments (140)

Lucien Kivit on February 4, 2012

Kosmas , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Ferlancor Pano Yes on February 4, 2012

Hi Lucien A great capture and composition; nice frame and lovely perspective; gorgeus color and light and marvelous reflection. A very beautiful picture I love it FAvorite 3 and like 67

Thanks for visit my gallery

Greetings from Spain

Fernando

Lucien Kivit on February 5, 2012

Fernando, thank you for your nice comment, like and Ys, greetings Lucien

Albrecht H. on February 20, 2012

Very nice capture!! LIKE 68

My best wishes - A.

Lucien Kivit on February 20, 2012

Albrecht, thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

BernardJ47 on February 21, 2012

Like69.Piękne zdjęcie.Cisza i spokój.Pozdrawia Bernard

Lucien Kivit on February 22, 2012

Bernard , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

AgaBidzinska on March 11, 2012

Beautiful shot, Lucien! LIKE!
Thank you for your visit!
Aga

Lucien Kivit on March 11, 2012

Aga , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

EPChristian 2 on March 15, 2012

VERY nice shot!!

YS4 + like

Lucien Kivit on March 16, 2012

EPChristian 2, thank you for your nice comment, like and YS, greetings Lucien

Vincent Hol on May 30, 2012

beautifull cityscape, nice composition! like

Lucien Kivit on June 1, 2012

VNS , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Pedro M on February 12, 2013

Preciosa foto

Te paso a mi lista de fotógrafos favoritos

Saludos cordiales desde España, Pedro M

Lucien Kivit on February 12, 2013

Pedro M, thank you for your nice comment and adding to your favourite list, greetings Lucien

Anto & Pier on September 29, 2013

Great photo. Beautiful place. Like 74

Greetings from Italia, Anto & Pier

Lucien Kivit on October 2, 2013

Anto & Pier , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Lucien Kivit on October 5, 2013

Farhat , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

nunila77 merche on April 11

Preciosos reflejos de las construcciones junto al río. FAV+LIKE. Feliz domingo. Saludos cordiales desde Madrid.

Lucien Kivit on April 12

Nunila77 Merche , thank you for your nice comment, YS and like, greetings Lucien

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Rijkevorsel, België

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  • Uploaded on June 22, 2011
  • Attribution-No Derivative Works
    by Lucien Kivit
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A590 IS
    • Taken on 2011/06/21 12:46:36
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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