3 Nov 2015

VINTAGE MARKET IN BRUSSELS

I had read that there was a vintage market in the Hal St. Géry in Brussels, and decided to have a look.



The way from Waterloo through Brussels if you don't take the motor way leads you through a beautiful park and wood.



When I approached the Hal, looking for a parking space, I saw a lot of people sitting on the terraces of restaurants and bars. It was unusually warm for November.



This is the Hal St. Géry, I took the picture another time, because it was impossible to take a picture yesterday with all these people around for the Vintage market.





The 3 floors of the hall was packed, I had a look on the different items which were sold, but to me it didn't look vintage at all, because I am a vintage girl and all these things on sale were certainly not from the 60th !  I rather would have called it "Flea Market" !



The cake and ice cream was not vintage of course. I didn't stay long inside, because I preferred to go out into the sunshine.



I walked over to "La Bourse" the ancient stock market, which today is an exposition hall.



to the Grand'Place





where I noticed that nearly all buildings had been cleaned and repainted and I had never seen them looking so new. The gold was sparkling in the sunshine.

I sat on a terrace and watched the crowd taking pictures or filming, and when it started to get cool I left and returned home.


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11 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - the drive through the tree-lined route looks just wonderful. Glad you had a happy day out .. and those buildings do look amazing - cleaning things up really does help and that gold does glitter! Cheers Hilary

ladyfi said...

What fun. Lovely autumnal trees and such impressive old buildings.

Mara said...

It sounds like you had a good day out. I love all that sparkle on the Grande Place. Very bling!!

jabblog said...

Sounds like a good day out:-)

Loree said...

What fun,we're slowly all becoming vintage!

Andrew said...

The buildings look great and it's a great shot of the park.

lotusleaf said...

The drive through the trees looks beautiful. It must have made up for the disappointment of the Vintage market.

Fun60 said...

Lovely day for wandering around a market even if you didn't buy anything. Those buildings look beautiful.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm a vintage lady too ... But I am glad to know that the cake and ice cream was not vintage... Some things do not improve with age ... I've never heard the term vintage market, but flea markets, evidently the same thing, are very popular here ... And pretty much everywhere we've been in the States. Lovey downtown there, those buildings do shine and make my city look shabby in comparison!

Sandra Carlier said...

You did a great walk through Brussels! Now I can say I know all those places and I am proud about!;-)

Gracie said...

Every time you post about Brussels I feel the urge to come back to Belgium and finally have a tour there!