19 Sep 2011

WHAT DID YOU DO THIS WEEKEND ?



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This weekend there was again a big folklore festival, this time on and around the Grand' Place in Brussels.



Of course there were many people and tourists and everybody had a lot of fun, despite the rather cool weather. But dancing warms up !




Before I returned home I went to this very posh looking restroom, acquarium, mirrors and dim lights which made say an eldery woman " I can't see anything, there is not enough light, it looks like a brothel here and I am too old for that !" We all laughed.



and the bar "Le cercueil" (the coffin) which I knew from my 20th is still there even with a summer promotion. Inside the tables are coffins, and you drink out of skulls. I asked myself if the skeleton was still the same.

Sunday was the "Day without cars" in Brussels. Only owners (like doctors) with a special permission were allowed to use their cars and taxi drivers. Otherwise only buses, trams and subways and on this day everybody could ride for free ! People used the boulevards for roller skating, biking, walking or just dancing around ! I went to the midi market to do some shopping. The trains were packed too ! In the afternoon a friend from my painting group came for a cup of tea, she wanted to see our new front garden to give her some ideas for hers.

10 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the idea of a no-cars day!
— K

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

sandra carlier said...

What a beautiful WE in Brussels! A town without cars! The dream! And still the folklore festval on the Grand Place! I would want to be there! I posted now for the meme on my blog! and go to school!!!

Cezar and Léia said...

A whole day without cars there, how wonderful! :)
Amazing pictures, so nice that you enjoyed this perfect weekend!
hugs
Léia

Linens and Royals said...

Another Festival in Brussels!! I think everything happens in Brussels and that is why nothing happens here. Not even a posh restroom or a place to drink out of skulls. I think I am a bit envious.

Auntie E said...

Wow, I am not sure I would want to drink out of a skull! However my daughter would love that kind of place. Sounds like you had a great weekend.

Auntie E said...

Wow, I am not sure I would want to drink out of a skull! However my daughter would love that kind of place. Sounds like you had a great weekend.

Maribeth said...

If we should have a no car day, I would be in terrible trouble, as we live out in the country, with no public transportation. I would be stuck at home!

A Lady's Life said...

that is a very good idea to have a day without cars and a restaurant with caskets is eerie
The bathroom was an experience. You guys sure have fun!!

Loree said...

Hmm I don't think I would like to drink out of a skull. No, in fact. I definitely wouldn't.

ladyfi said...

All cities should have a no cars day - at least every month!

Brussels seems to have lots of festivals. What fun!