10 Feb 2009

MY WORLD - Brussels

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When I was 14 my parents moved from Bonn (Germany) to Brussels and I lived there until I was 33 was married and we moved to Waterloo, which is only 15 km (9 miles) from Brussels. I also have worked there my whole life until I retired.

Of course I go from time to time for a walk or shopping to Brussels. It's a very nice city,

modern buildings

old shopping Galeries

a lot of historical churches

my favourite place for a drink or a tea


and the little streets around the Grand'Place where


one restaurant is besides the other ! There is a lot of choice !


Anonymous said...

Pretty place and i would love to see what's inside those historical church buildings.

Anonymous said...

by the way, my WS entry is up here

antigoni said...

Wonderful place! Excellent photos. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

One of the things I love about Europe is that they have outstanding architecture!

My World welcomes you here. Have a great day!

Indrani said...

Nothing like the city where we grow up! You must be having many fond memories there. Thanks for taking us on the trip too.

Jane Hards Photography said...

A city we see so little of so this was a wonderful virtual tour.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

It is all very charming. There is something to be said in favour of living in and around a great city. Lately, I have been feeling I am missing something living so far away for urbania. Last night, I stood outside under a full moon and listened to the wolves howling. This reminded me why I live where I do.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

beautiful photos and wonderful post..almost had a connecting flight going through brussels this trip but did not work out.
i indeed need to take a trip here.
have a wonderful week.

Hootin' Anni said...

I so love and so envy Europeans/Europe! I could live there...anywhere in Europe. I love the culture, the people, the history, the architecture...oh so much beauty in it all.

Great post Gattina.

imac said...

Very beautiful and enjoyable post and pics.

Louise said...

This looks like a lovely place to spend a day, or a weekend, or a week!

Anonymous said...

Hello Gattina

Thank you for stopping by the Back Porch and your lovely comment on the Hermann Trip post.

Hermann, Missouri was settled by Germans. The early settlers planted vineyards and produced wine. A blight struck the vineyards and the production of wine fell away for several years. Hermann, again, began producing wine in the 20th century, I believe. Our area of Missouri was settled, predominately, by Germans and French. My husband's great great grandparents came to Missouri from Westphalia, in the
19th century and began a farm, that is still in the family today. His French ancestors arrived, in Missouri, in the 18th century.

During the 1960's my husband was stationed in Munich, where he developed a taste for German beer. The Tin Mill Brewery, I wrote about, produces German style beer, using equipment brought from Germany.
Thanks again for stopping by!

Maribeth said...

I'd love to spend a few days, just walking around.
By the way, Anneliese is in Heat! We leave on Friday for Germany!!!

Pamela said...

visiting there with you would be the best guided tour ever.

But, since that is unlikely, I've enjoyed your little tour on your blog. very nice

Jientje said...

Those are great Gattina!!! I haven't been in Brussels much, maybe I should one day, huh?

Dr.John said...

I love your little tours. So much of the world I have never seen.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Those buildings and little streets are just begging to be explored, Gattina. And one day I will...

Grammy said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful world. I love the photos.
Have a great week.
Missouri, USA

catsynth said...

It's always a treat to take a walking tour of another city! And it's great to see the modern and the older buildings side by side.

Oman said...

i certainly will have the time of my life given a chance to explore your wonderful and beautiful country.

Let me share to you My World thru Cagayan De Oro's Night Cafe.