27 Mar 2012
OUR WORLD - Brussels
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Once a month I drive my neighbor to the hospital Edith Cavell, dedicated to her as a a British nurse and patriot. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from all sides without distinction and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during World War I, for which she was arrested, found guilty of treason and sentenced to death.
Vivi has to go there for an eye check up and a shot. The hospital is located in Uccle which is one of the nineteen municipalities of Brussels. Uccle is mainly known as a residential "posh" area, its green spots and its high rental rates.
While she was busy with her check up, I took the opportunity and strolled through the streets, in which the old city residences of the upper class are still standing untouched, at least from outside.
They mostly date from 18 hundred to beginning 19 hundred. Today they are nearly all converted to flats, only very few families still live in these big houses.
The hospital dedicated to Edith Cavell
and a closer look on her monument
opposite the street is a flower shop
and a Taverne where you can eat and drink
The trees are blooming in the warm sunshine
and the flowers too.
The old houses
with their decoration and
the beautiful balconies in cast iron
this house dated from 1910