24 Sep 2008

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

A sunday in Brussels without cars







This happened last sunday. It is done once a year to the big joy of people who dig out their bicycles or roller skates.

35 comments:

The Right Blue said...

What a great idea. All cities should do this - at least once a year.

ARCHITECT said...

bikes and skates.. nice shots..

ARCHITECT said...

btw, my wordless entries are here
http://sweetprettynaughty.blogspot.com/2008/09/wordless-wednesday-18.html
http://memoryfilled.blogspot.com/2008/09/wordless-wednesday-3_23.html

CK-II said...

What a nice day without the smell of carbon monoxide. Happy WW! :)

Villager said...

Happy WW! It has been a loooooooooong time since I rode a bicycle or roller-skated...

I invite your blog readers to see Anti-Sarah Palin rally up in Alaska on my WW-post this week. Not much coverage of this event in the MSM...

peace, Villager

Snap Catch said...

Perfect catch for WW! Hope you'll visit my ww post too... Happy WW!

Pamela said...

so how many bonked heads arrive at the Emergency Room from roller skating fools.. hee hee.

(I did a lot of roller skating as a youngster. Now I'm sure I'd break every bone)

catsynth said...

It must be great to have a bicycle-and-skates-only day on the roads once in a while.

Eppie said...

Lovely pictures!

Gandalf and Grayson said...

That looks like fun! Wouldn't it be great to do more bicycle riding?

Puss-in-Boots said...

What a good idea. In our city centre, the main street is a mall...with wall to wall people! All the streets around the mall are in a grid pattern, so it makes it easy to drive around...except you have to remember which streets go which way. A lot of them are one way only.

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

Fantastic idea - we should definately have this in the UK.

People need to stop and think before using their cars

SandyCarlson said...

Streets always look vast on Sundays! And the quiet is palpable...

Robin said...

How fun! My husband and kids would love that (I don't ride myself).

EastCoastLife said...

Great idea! I should start this carless day in Singapore! How fun!
*starts planning*
*writes to Prime Minister and Transport Minister*

Maribeth said...

That is wonderful!

Hootin' Anni said...

What a great idea!! America should follow your country and do this also!!!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment on my funny doo doo Wordless! LOL

Have a glorious day!

Paula said...

What a very nice city! I hope to visit one day.

Tammy said...

What a pretty city and what a wonderful idea!

lala said...

Very cool! Many people where I live walk, ride bikes or skateboard everyday instead of driving.

No cars sure makes for better photos as well.

Jennifer said...

Wow... I don't know what would happen if we did that here in Chicago, but I'd love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Forever Foster said...

It looks quite surreal, doesn't it. It's a great idea. I like to ride my bike, but I'm scared of the cars!

Indrani said...

Wow! So environmental friendly too.

Jeanette said...

Hi Gattina,, what a fantastic thing to have no cars around the City streets even if its only once a year.
Im still trying to get the dust out of the house as I was shopping when the storm hit and had left my windows open...

Sheila said...

Hallo Gattina! That looks like a wonderful way to spend the day!

jams o donnell said...

Definitely a pleasant sight!

dianne - bunny trails said...

How fun is that? I would certainly enjoy such a day. :D

Daisy said...

How amazing to see a street without cars! I wish it could be like that every day.

keithsimages said...

What a great day to be in Brussels!

You asked if you recognised the place in my photo. It is in fact the De La Warre Pavillion in my home town of Bexhill-on-Sea near Eastbourne. So quite possibly you did!

forgetfulone said...

Grrrr-eat shots! I've bever been there.

Daryl said...

Wonderful ... I wish when I was visiting Brussels in '99 there'd been such a day ... I never got much beyond Grand Place and the train station ....

Melli said...

I think EVERY country (or state... or city) should do that once a year! Or more! That is a GREEEAT idea! And think of the fuel saved - in just that ONE day! That is GREAT!!!

Jientje said...

It must have been an international thing, there was a similar event going on in Lissabon, as well! Good shots, it looks odd huh?

Rebecca said...

Cool!

Lifecruiser said...

Maybe it should be scheduled more often :-)

I have never heard of it before, so I doubt that we've had it here in Sweden. Maybe we'll start soon....