September 30, 2016

Petillon, Brussels tram and metrostop

Brussels' traffic conditions are such that even I, an ex "taxi mom" and constant city driver, got a Mobib card, as the public transport subscription is called in Brussels. 
I enjoyed my first rides, reading, people-watching, photographing, relaxing ..Much more to come as Brussels has so many beautiful and interesting stops, some of them featuring fascinating art.

September 29, 2016


                   Belgium and Brussels as seen by Alberto De Francisco

September 14, 2016

Red Star Line museum in Antwerp

Can you imagine what these people must have felt when they saw the Statue of Liberty from the Red Star Line ship? The museum opened in Antwerp in September 2013 and I enjoyed my first visit there a few weeks ago.  
"Between 1873 and 1935 the Red Star Line shipping company transported almost three million people from Antwerp to America and Canada. The buildings of the Red Star Line still exist (although in very bad shape). They are located in Antwerp near the Scheldt (river), from where the ships set off on the transatlantic voyage. It remains a place of remembrance, a "lieu de mémoire" for the millions of emigrants who set out for a new life in the States via Antwerp".