28 Apr 2008

FUN MONDAY - A LITTLE WALK AT THE MIDI MARKET IN BRUSSELS

MANIC MONDAY BELOW




Our host this week The Lurchers wants us to take her on our favourite walk.

I am a lazy person and don't like to walk around just like that in a parc or a wood when I don't have a goal. But every sunday morning when it is not raining I love to go to the midi market in Brussels. I wrote a post about it here on my Travel blog. The market is very big and has about 400 stands.

Usually I walk around there for 1 or 2 and a half hours. Sometimes my girlfriend comes with me and we always have a lot of fun. We take a little drink in one of the typical Brussels' caf├ęs and when it is warm we sit outside on the terrace.

Yesterday morning I went there again and took these pictures. Click on them to biggify.




I take the train from Waterloo to Brussels, in 20 min I am there and I don't need to look for a parking place.


Just where I arrive, outside the station, the market starts.



This is my usual way.



as you can see you find clothes,


and


more clothes, fabric, curtains


Jeans for 5 € (6.50 $) even brands like Lee Cooper or Levis



Leather ware


spices



bags and suitcases



and fruits, vegetables flowers and plants. There are also beauty things, like make up, parfumes, cremes, shampoos etc. for only 2 or 3 € (1 € = 1.50 $) and always famous brands. You also find houseware, radios, batteries whatever you want.

I bought my weekly moroccan bread (forgot to take a picture) which tastes so good and comes just out of the oven, some grapes and even peaches !

Then I had walked enough and returned home by train.



This picture I took out of the window at a station.

21 comments:

Alison said...

what a great market..I wish I lived closer!!

Mar said...

I wonder where the brand products come from :)
It always amazes me when I see a market without fresh goods, "our" market is on Wednesdays, the only fresh items are plants sold at three different stalls. I still want to get a Prada bag for 23 euros... :D

Pamela said...

that would be an exciting trip for me. Look at all that stuff and all the people.

karisma said...

Home looks lovely! I love those markets too. And your background is very bright and happy on your blog. Just lovely!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

I love street markets and that one looks amazing!

jientje said...

I love markets, and the whole atmosphere around them! Thanks for taking me with you!

Mariposa said...

I so enjoyed your photos! Happy Fun Monday!

IamwhoIam said...

(Smile) was a market. I never got the whole barter method down. love your trabels

Hootin' Anni said...

I would LOVE to shop there with you. As I love to shop - anywhere any place any time!!

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Jo Beaufoix said...

I love that market, especially the spice stall, and the view from the station is great. My Fun Monday is up but you may need to scan down for it if you get chance to drop by. Have a fab week. :D

ellen b said...

Love it, Gattina! That's another kind of walking that I enjoy, too.

ChrisB said...

I love markets, and could happily spend several hours browsing those stalls~ especially if I could pick up some bargains!

kitten said...

What a lovely market! What beautiful pics from the train.

Karmyn R said...

That looks like a fun place to walk around! Markets here consist of fresh food, plants, home-baked goods, and arts&crafts. I don't think I could find a place that had brand-named goods.

Melli said...

Sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday to me! It would be almost worth the price of airfare to come shop for jeans! LOL!

vlado&toni said...

Oh I am envious, I wish we have something like that here too. I would love to get a pair of jeans for 5 Euros!!! that's an amazing market..you are right, it is an interesting walk to take but I don't know if I can manage to take the train after going there, I might have too many bags to carry with me because of buying too many things :)

Patience-please said...

Oh! I would like to come along on your walk!

Irishcoda said...

I enjoyed that tour of the market :)

Liz said...

What a great market to visit. The spice stall looks very bright and attractive.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

I remember riding that train when hubby and I were there for a very short time. I loved the pictures. I like seeing what other part of our world look like ..Sandy

my4kids said...

That is a beautiful view from the station. I would love to have a place like that here but the closest thing we have to that is the internet!