May 19, 2018

Pensions and traffic





I should have known better than to venture to the center of Brussels but I honestly thought that I would stay ahead of the protesters...unfortunately I misjudged, only by a few minutes, but still.
Regardless of what their claims are and whether they are justified or not.....I was stuck for what seemed forever and  have to admit I felt no sympathy, none whatsoever.

April 06, 2018

April 03, 2018

March 22, 2018

Behind every corner ..

Also this...
Luckily I was on foot and thoroughly enjoying my walk in Brussels' Bois de la Cambre/Terkamerenbos a few days ago. 
Expected by no-one. Every-one got caught.
A fruitful day for our friends from the law enforcement department. 

March 16, 2018

Snow in March

People claim that a few snowflakes bring this country to a complete standstill. 
More snow is on the way tomorrow... which is rather unusual in March except in the Ardennes. 
I do enjoy the photo opportunities that come with it.

March 05, 2018

Belga

















"un Belga" undoubtedly refers to cigarettes - at one time smoking a Belga was considered an expression of national pride. 
"Made in 1923 in Antwerp by the family Vander Elst, the Belgian had reached such a patriotic Germans have banned its production in 1941.
 The projects of the painter René Magritte (1898-1967) who took his wife Georgette as model were rejected by Tabacofina, only to say the care was made to choose "Miss Belga." For a Belgian, smoking in that time was synonymous with "nationalism."

http://historyofafricaotherwise.blogspot.be/2012/01/belgium-sacred-and-expensive-belga.html

January 10, 2018

Lonely bird

Wishing all of you a splendid 2018
May the new year bring you sunshine,  health and happiness , less rain and more photo opportunities than ever before.