8 Mar 2011

MY WORLD - Braine l'Alleud market


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I only discovered recently that there is a market in Braine l'Alleud, which is the next door village or now rather a little town. The battle of Waterloo took also place in the village of Braine-l'Alleud,where the Prussians were expected to reinforce the battle against Napoleon and his army. The Waterloo Lion is also more located towards Braine l'Alleud.

But today I only went there because the sun was shining and I needed some fresh air and not a battle, unfortunately it was very cold. Nevertheless there were many people






Here the market starts with a rather strange "modern art" sculpture, I really don't know what it should represent because I only see piled up cobble stones. Please feel free to analyse this artwork in your own interpretation, one thing is for sure, it wasn't a truck which lost the stones.



There is nearly everything to buy, from flowers and vegetables to handbags



around the city hall it continues



This was my favorite market visitor, he was enormous but very friendly



Choose a handbag, jeans or sweaters and when you are hungry you can have hamburgers or hot sausages.



For those who like it rather sweet there are the famous Belgian wafels freshly made in front of you





A lot of choice for cheese, also presented in a very cute way



A couple from Peru sold beautiful handknitted pullovers, bonnets or cardigans, for all ages.

I didn't buy anything besides the Tartiflette I mentioned in my yesterday's post.



When I came home I was joyfully greeted by a happy Arthur, he probably thought I'll bring him some special treats. Love always goes through the stomac !

14 comments:

diane b said...

Whoa! It is a great market. Nothing beats a stroll through the markets but I wouldn't like to do it on a cold day. The rocks? Would look nice if they had flowers all the way around it.

Linens and Royals said...

Love the knits from Peru, very colourful. Don't understand the stones at all but you are lucky to have such an interesting market close by.

ladyfi said...

Looks marvellous - and I see you have sunshine! Spring looks as if it has already arrived where you are...

lotusleaf said...

What a nice market! It is so clean too.

Gracie said...

And did you? Bring him something, I mean...

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love markets like this one! What a great way to spend time -- not to mention money! and be able to enjoy some sun all at the same time!! Your photos are terrific as always! Hope you have a great week, Gattina -- oh, and Arthur and the gang, too!!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful market, Gattina. We are certainly hoping we run into a market day somewhere in our travels. I want Belgian waffles! Yum!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Randi said...

Wow...this is really a marvelous market. Great shots!

jabblog said...

Glad you had some sunshine - so did we! It looks a very colourful market with lots to tempt the visitor.

Loree said...

What wonderful things to eat. Now you have made me hungry.

Maribeth said...

Oh I have to laugh at dear Arthur!

Mara said...

I've decided I don't like you very much anymore: I want some freshly made Belgian Waffles with whipped cream and I am literally drooling right now...

Ann said...

My school is having a farmer's market. A teacher started it to ask students to bring produce on Friday, so that parents can buy, the money is donated to the Christchurch earthquake fund. What a good idea. Home grown, usually organic produce.

I must remember to bring my camera a take a photo.

Joyful said...

Some great market photos here! I got hungry by the time I got to the cheeses, lol. Have a great day.