Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Tuesday, 28 February 2006

Belgian lace, yet again a trademark.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Monday, 27 February 2006

When in Brussels, everyone passes this statue and makes a wish. So I wish ... this year to be at least as good as the one I leave behind!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Sunday, 26 February 2006

Back in Brussels, one day to go till B day so I thought a classic picture of Brussels would be the best to pre-celebrate: Manneken Pis.
And yes, he is as small as he looks!

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Saturday, 25 February 2006

I love this one ...

Friday, February 24, 2006

Friday, 24 February 2006


Thursday, February 23, 2006

Thursday, 23 February 2006

Some more cartoons - Brasserie/Taverne.
As my birthday is in a couple of days, and I am taken on a 'surprise' trip abroad, I am going to post in advance - hoping that all the city bloggers will understand. Unfortunately I was too late organizaing the posting with a fellow blogger.
A great end of the week and weekend to everyone.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Wednesday, 22 February 2006

In the same spirit of 'cartoon walls', this time around the trademark of Belgian cartoons: Tintin.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Tuesday, 21 February 2006

Again, a post on the cartoonists active in Belgium. This time, Le Chat a creation of Philippe Geluck. The 'cartoon wall' is just by Gare du Midi.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Monday, 20 February 2006

This post is especially for Denton from 'Living downtown in Greenville, SC' who once asked for a picture of our cabs. Denton used to live in Brussels :)

And indeed, all the cabs in Brussels are black Mercedes.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Sunday, 19 February 2006

Le Labyrinthe du Monde - modern art in the middle of Brussels traffic.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Saturday, 18 February 2006

More Brussels architecture.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Friday, 17 February 2006

No photos today, as I left them on one camera, didn't find it, got the other one confused and deleted some pictures - a confusing day!

But as we are growing in the family of 'daily bloggers', I would like to welcome two new members (I have only discovered two, please let me know if there are any other...):
Berlin by Philipp Devrient.
Seoul by H.F. Kais.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Thursday, 16 February 2006

Begger by the subway stop. A majority of beggers in Brussels tend to be Muslim women. Unfortunatelty, like every major city, Brussels has its fair share beggers too.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Wednesday, 15 February 2006

Not the best of weathers ...

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Tuesday, 14 February 2006

Belgian chocolate.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Monday, 13 February 2006

A photo taken when the sun was still shining - the Bastion Tower, an office building in Brussels.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Sunday, 12 February 2006

Back in Brussels, really late ...

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Saturday, 11 February 2006

Quintessentially London no. 2

Friday, February 10, 2006

Friday, 10 February 2006

Quintessentially London no. 1

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Thursday, 9 February 2006

I am off to London for a long weekend :)
I suggest visiting Ham's blog to get a glimpse of what I'll see these days.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Wednesday, 8 February 2006

Mural by Matonge, the known African quarter.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Tuesday, 7 February 2006

Cobble stone in Mechelen, reading 'Fishmarket, held here since the 13th century all the way to 1530'.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Monday, 6 February 2006

Art on a restaurant window. Amazingly enough the statue is half in/ half out. Fascinating!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Sunday, 5 February 2006

The lamp-post, a trademark of Magritte's paintings (rebuilt in front of his house, now the Rene Magritte museum).

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Friday, February 03, 2006

Friday, 3 February 2006

World War I and II monument, Jette.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Thursday, 2 February 2006

Fish market, part II. This is at the end of the 'basin' where fish used to be unloaded (as commented yesterday).

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Wednesday, 1 February 2006

The fishmarket in down town Brussels. Crazy thing about it: there is no fish and no market! But some lovely (and truly expensive) restaurants in the area.