Monday, 29 December 2014
3 ladies joined me for this last walk in 2014, an unusual walk that took us through the very picturesque streets of Woluwe and finished at Equant a cosy café on Place des Mayeurs. The owner was friendly as usual and served us a homemade cake with our hot chocolat. What a treat! No photos today.
Friday, 19 December 2014
It was raining very hard at 1pm, but still five optimistic ladies set off to walk around all the Tervuren lakes (no short cuts allowed), and after a short time the rain stopped and we had a very pleasant walk. No pictures today, but we did have very good coffee in Mont Blanc, as always.
Posted by Anne at 12/19/2014 05:25:00 pm
Monday, 15 December 2014
Monday, 8 December 2014
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Saturday, 6 December 2014
It was very cold yesterday when we began our walk from the Place de l'Europe in the centre of the city but we were well wrapped up as you can see.
Here is our itinerary
We first went to the Mont des Arts, went up the stairs to have a view of downtown with the spire of the Hotel deVille, admired the Palais des Beaux Arts designed by Horta and the art nouveau style of the magnificent Museum of Instruments of Music, Place Royale with the famous statue of Godefroid de Bouillon who lead the first crusade in 1099, the neo-classic Church of St Jacques sur Coudenberg and all the beautiful buildings around it like the Palace of Charles de Lorraine, the Museums Fin de Siècle and Magritte, the Museums of Modern Art and Ancient Art, and on the left the Cour des Comptes.We then took Rue de la Régence to go and see the Place du Petit Sablon, lovely garden surrounded by statuettes representing the medieval guilds.
From there we could admire Notre Dame du Sablon, one of Brussels' most beautiful churches. It is particularly beautiful when the sun streams through its stained glass windows.
We arrived then on the Place du Grand Sablon well known for its antique shops, and its Antique & Book market every Saturday and Sunday. Also for its delicacies and its chocolate shops
Here is the new shop La Durée, famous for its macarons
Afterwards, the walk took us to the Palais de Justice, Brussels' Law Court and the big esplanade where we had a nice view of Brussels. We then took the lift down to the rue Haute and the Quartier des Marolles with typical shops of the working class, a different atmosphere. We followed the Rue des Renards to reach the Place du Jeu de Balle where Brussels' Flea market is conducted everyday. Then we arrived at the Porte de Hal, the only one of Brussels' 14th century fortified gates remaining today transformed in a museum of arms and armour from the Middle Ages to the 18th century.
And finally the brasserie "La Porteuse d'Eau" where we enjoyed a very nice christmassy meal
Yuko and Penny
Margaret, Margosha, Gisela and Paulette
Idit, Daniele and Pernette
Janet, Joyce and Anne