22 Mar 2016

BRUSSELS COMIC STRIP ROUTE

Brussels has a unique comic strip route. The route takes people along several walls in Brussels with big paintings of famous comic book heroes. Each time I go to Brussels I discover some more !












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Two hours later after having published this post, the terrible attacks in Brussels took place.




We are fine, we live 15 km outside from Brussels and the only unusual thing I saw this morning were 3 police cars at the entrance to Waterloo coming from Brussels and going to Brussels. Otherwise the city was as usual, peaceful.

In Brussels it's still a big mess. There is no transport at all and people are blocked in Hotels, cafés, restaurants or friends. No bus, no tube, no tram no train. Cars were not allowed to drive into the center to pick up relatives or friends. My friend Ilona sits in Brussels in a café, and can't get home, she called me to pick her up, but I can not, because they won't let me into Brussels.

More news tomorrow

17 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina ... love the pigs - they are wonderful.

Cheers Hilary

Magnus said...

Wonderful decorations..great shots!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful murals!

(So sorry to hear about the bomb explosions this morning...)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Fun route. Thinking of you this morning as soon as I saw the news.

biebkriebels said...

I am in shock to hear about the terror attacts to your beautiful city, what world are we living in at the moment with all that hate.
Hope you are ok.
Marianne

Fun60 said...

It is a terrible day for Brussels. What a horrible world it is at times. My thoughts are with all those families who will have lost an innocent victim to terrorism today.

ellen b said...

Gattina, thinking of you today in the wake of the terrorist attacks in your country. So awful. Praying that the terrorists will be caught and terror cells exposed!

Photo Cache said...

Heard about the bombings, hope you are all okay. Take care.

Art scene in Belgium, how active is it?

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Tamago said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the attcks on your beautiful contry. Glad to see you are OK. I hope your friend Ilona can come back home soon and safely.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am so glad you are home and safe, but Oh my -- poor Ilona. Still thinking of you and came back to see if you'd added anything; I am so glad you did. (when I came by earlier, it was before you'd added this last part). Sending best thoughts and hoping it all gets straightened out soon.

Judie said...

Dear Gattina,

I think about you every day, with everything that is happening in Brussels, and I hope that you are out of harm's way. What a tragedy we are experiencing in our world right now! I hope we will not lose touch with each other.

My warmest thoughts,

Judie

jennyfreckles said...

So sorry to see the dreadful scenes in Brussels. I do wonder what these people hope to achieve by their actions. Glad Ilona is safe at least and hope she gets home safely. .

Loree said...

Glad to hear that you are safe. I keep wondering what sort of world we are living in.

Linens and Royals said...

From comic strips to terror. I am so sad to hear about Brussels and hope IIona arrives home safely.

Andrew said...

More bad news from Europe. So sad. I read a little about the comic strip route when we were at Midi Station. From just outside the station you can see the wonderful face of Tintin high on a building.

pattisjarrett said...

I'm relieved to see you are OK. I feel for Ilona, stranded in the city. At times like this, one must long for the safety of home. On a lighter side, the comic murals are a nice diversion.

Lisa Kerner said...

This would have been very cool to know about when I lived in Europe. I will pass the information on to my friends still living there. So sad to hear about the attack, my heart aches for Brussels.

Lisa @ LTTL (www.lisakerner-slp.com)