9 Feb 2010
MY WORLD - BACK TO THE PAST
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The weather for once was so nice that I thought to make a little trip in the past. I went to the part of Brussels where I lived with my parents in 1958 til 1965 when I moved out and had my own flat. But the neighbourhood remained the same
The street where we lived
and the house. It hadn't changed at all. See, I also lived in a "white house" !
Instead of the vegetable and other stuff shop there is now an appartment. It had been one of these little shops you don't find anymore where you could get everything from potatoes to a safety pin.
my way to the school (which doesn't exist anymore)
When I got married we moved into this appartment on the first floor, not far from my parents
It was a strange feeling to imagine that I had looked out of the window there 40 years ago and went in and out the entrance door.
almost around the corner was and is a very modern church (all catholic of course) where our son had been baptisized.
On the way to the parc
I stopped at the church where we got married
I couldn't remember anything !
40 years ago I must have kneeled here.
As usual the catholic church is only for intellectual people that's why it is written in latin that Pope John Paul had held a mass here on May 20th, 1985 when he visited Belgium and stayed with the monks of this church. It would have been so simple to write it in French.
In this parc we went after school and had our first loves
Later I walked my little son here in his pram and we fed the swans and geese. These are probably the great, great, great, great etc. children from those we fed 35 years ago.
The parc is very big and beautiful
When it snows whole Brussels comes here with their sleighs
This sign says "sleigh street". In summer it is full of people having a picnic.
It was 7°C (44 F) when I was there and already there was spring in the air !