Maurice Greene, King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels

The World’s Fastest Hands

A tribute to track and field stars at King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels

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Brussels 11 – an Exercise in Speed

Start to finish, this post was an exercise in speed, largely with my upcoming RTW trip* in mind. The working plan will be to try and post something daily, which I know will oftentimes mean a very quick turnaround. Right now my computer is stuffed to the gills with gigabytes …

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If you’re searching for the limits of Manneken Pis’s marketing appeal..

I think I found it. If you’re not familiar with Belgium’s most famous peeing-boy fountain/statue, some info is here.

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September Pic(k)s

This woman was marching in a procession near the Grand Place in Brussels and kindly stopped to pose for a few quick snaps. About two dozen camera-toting Japanese tourists –and me– rapidly descended. In spite of the somewhat absurd commotion, it was one of my personal faves shot in September, …

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Musee du Slip opens in Brussels

This new underpants museum, which opened its doors last month, will surely be atop this guy’s list of places to visit when his troubles in Germany are behind him. Via WorldHum: Belgian artist Jan Bucquoy has just opened the “Musee du Slip” (..) which features framed underwear (..) donated mostly …

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30 Second Cheap Hotel Advisor – Brussels

Aristote Avenue de Stalingrad 7 Brussels Stayed 3 nights, 12-13-14-Sep 2007 As you can see, it’s fairly utilitarian; some would say cozy. My room was tiny, and its lone window opened up to an unfortunate view of a walled in stairway. Breakfast was basic but OK; big pluses were free …

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Looking for an affordable apartment in Europe? Don’t read this.

Monaco and London top the list as Europe’s most expensive cities for those in the market for residential property, according to a survey conducted by The Global Property Guide, a residential real estate research organization. Space is at a premium in the tiny principality on the Riviera, and it’ll set …

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Post card from Brussels – Village People Redux

BRUSSELS – It’s as predictably irritating and ultimately amusing as a speech by George Bush: when a RyanAir boarding call announcement is made, a no-holds-barred attack from all sides ensues. There’s no room for mercy or goodwill when these no-frills carriers come calling, no latitude for politeness allowed. It’s a …

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