August 14, 2018

Belgium's hot summer

A good friend complained to me yesterday. She expressed her disapproval: “Why are you not posting anymore? Why do I still see that little man?” She was referring to my last entry posted on the occasion of the soccer World Cup? We were enjoying a girls luncheon and soon enough another one joined the complaint: I used to like your photo's. They were cool. She lives abroad, and I assume that this little touch of whatever Belgium does something for her in one way or other.  A third one suggested that I look at the blog as if it offers an exposition opportunity.
My answer: what's the point?  I do not have that much ‘free’ time on my hands, I do not take pictures like I used to anymore, I never carry my heavy camera around these days. My photographic activity is limited to point and shoot, mostly using my telephone (while driving .. shh.. I mean, while parked at the red light  or stuck in traffic jams, there are many of those in Brussels). 
Ok, so here we go again ....Here's to Chris, Vera, Myriam! 
I hope the visitors of this blog can live with telephone quality pictures. 
Better still,  send me your photo's or messages or whatever you have that connects you to Belgium, and I will gladly lend this forum to you.
Above, what a summer we had or are having! I am thoroughly enjoying and hope you are too! 

May 19, 2018

Pensions and traffic





I should have known better than to venture to the center of Brussels but I honestly thought that I would stay ahead of the protesters...unfortunately I misjudged, only by a few minutes, but still.
Regardless of what their claims are and whether they are justified or not.....I was stuck for what seemed forever and  have to admit I felt no sympathy, none whatsoever.

April 06, 2018

April 03, 2018

March 22, 2018

Behind every corner ..

Also this...
Luckily I was on foot and thoroughly enjoying my walk in Brussels' Bois de la Cambre/Terkamerenbos a few days ago. 
Expected by no-one. Every-one got caught.
A fruitful day for our friends from the law enforcement department. 

March 16, 2018

Snow in March

People claim that a few snowflakes bring this country to a complete standstill. 
More snow is on the way tomorrow... which is rather unusual in March except in the Ardennes. 
I do enjoy the photo opportunities that come with it.