5 May 2009
MY WORLD - Brussels Scarecrow exposition
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On saturday a scare crow festival was organized on the Grand'Place in Brussels. You could vote and the best one got a price.
When I arrived the center was crowded with tourists !
The sun was shining and people had a nice time
This was not a scarecrow but a young man who played "statue"
When I arrived at the Grand'Place it was already full !
The scarecrows weren't scary at all they were rather very nice, creative and original !
Of course my favourite one was the puss in boots !
A group of students were listening to the explanations of their guides
Young men and women distributed vote bulletins and explained the scarecrows to the visitors.
This is not a scarecrow, is written here. It shows the Atomium left and a beer bottle right
Just before I arrived there was a wedding here, because it is the entrance of the Brussels city hall, that's why you see all confettis on the ground. Now a tourist guide with a red ombrella starts to make a tour
behind the students is the Taverne "Le roi d'Espagne" (King of Spain) which had been the place of my first dates when I was around 20 !
I live now 50 years in Brussels but this place amazes my always by its beauty
living scarecrows !
All restaurants or cafés were full ! The waiter wears the traditional costume
Just on the left of the Grand'Place is a bar called "The coffin". It is a long time I have been in there, but apparently it hasn't changed at all. The inside is decorated as a graveyard, the tables are coffins and the glasses are skulls !
and this is the entrance !
Just before the Grand Place is a little place where on weekends a market is put up with artisanal craftworks. Jewelry, statues, dresses, etc.
People are lining up to taste the famous belgian chips (I refuse the word french fries, because they were invented in Belgium and have nothing to do with France)
A glance back
Each time there are problems with refugees because they don't have official papers, they are housed in this church and welcomed its priest. Sometimes there are hunger strikes too.
A little parc just opposite the central station
where I took my train back to Waterloo (only 20 min)
but had a last glance on all the tourists waiting in the bus to be carried in and around Brussels.
I someway felt a little like being on holidays too !
For those who want to see all scarecrows :