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Brussels

Three Legged Buddha, Brussels

Notifications have steadily rumbled through my phone for the past hour. They're from friends, colleagues and connections in Brussels marking themselves 'safe'.

Circles, in the Round

In her travel theme this week, Ailsa asked for circles. Who am I to say no? I threw in a few orbs and spheres, too, beginning with Jimenez Deredia's phenomenal chocolatey sculpture, Recuerdo Profundo, which I was fortunate enough to see…

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…

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…

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”…

September Pic(k)s

These are the steps leading to the Church of St. Anthony of Padua at the Italian Soldiers Ossuary in Kobarid, Slovenia, which houses the remains of soldiers who were killed in the infamous Battles of Caporetto, one of my personal faves…

September pic(k)s

September was brutal. Between the 1st and 26th I spent just four nights at home while bopping between eight countries across seven time zones. I'm still recovering. And I also took nearly a 1000 pictures. This one, of a woman enjoying a…

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.…

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…