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Our Last Spring in Brussels – Part 3


Well, not all spring days are beautiful… I took these pictures at the Kunstberg/Mont des Arts – literally, hill of art -, a historic and cultural neighbourhood in Brussels. It is located between the Royal Palace and the Grand Place and features some of the most popular museums of the Belgian capital such as BOZAR and the Musical Instruments Museum.…

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Our Last Spring in Brussels – Part 2


Last year, Lars and I discovered the Egmont Park, which was the former garden of the adjacent Egmont Palace. The park was completely renovated in 1830 and became open to the general public in 1920. In the park, you can spend a cosy time in La Fabrique, a coffee bar. Since the weather was – finally! – so nice, Lars…

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Our Last Spring in Brussels – Part 1


There are two reasons why it has been so quiet on this blog. I have been in hospital for more than a month and we are preparing to move… Guess what: we are not only leaving Brussels, but Belgium as well. It is a decision that Lars and I have been considering for quite some time now; actually I have…

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Photo Essay – Gloomy Brussels Winter


Until a couple of days ago, winter here was sombre and wet… We did have mild temperatures though. I took these pictures at the end of January in the Royal Park. As you can see there were hardly any other people around, except for a handful of diehard joggers. The second gallery of pictures concerns the area around the Congress…

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Brussels In Bright Colours – Part 1


Winter has come. Lately, the weather has become sombre and the cityscape looks a bit sad with all the barren trees. I think back to the beautiful autumn we have had… These pictures are from Bois de la Cambre/Ter Kamerenbos, an urban Brussels park measuring 1.23 square kilometres. It has a lake with a small island, called Robinson’s Island. The…

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Photo Essay – A Royal Visit


Once a year, the Royal Palace of Brussels opens its doors to the public. This usually happens during July and August, for the duration of more or less a month. By the way, this palace has a ceremonial function; the royals themselves live in the Royal Palace of Laken (which is never open). Or as the official website of the…

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