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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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Laeken cemetery

New On Our YouTube Channel!


I had completely forgotten about this, but Lars made a short video about our short stroll in the crypt of Laken/Laeken. By the way, I no longer use the music of my video editing software; instead, I go for the music that YouTube suggests. And I found a melancholy tune to accompany this video. Enjoy!

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Laeken cemetery

Creepy Travels – The Underground Cemetery Of Laeken


The cemetery of Laeken is the oldest cemetery of Brussels that is still in use. Its origins go back to the Middle Ages when Laeken was still a small village. Things changed in course of the 19th century when nobility, bourgeoisie and Royals moved to Laken, because of its beautiful landscapes. When the number of inhabitants exploded, it also meant…

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