Happy 36th birthday!

Not all 36s are equal. Some are better than others! My girlfriend, Silvie, is turning 36 today, and she is the best! Happy birthday!!! Continue reading “Happy 36th birthday!”

Basilica of Koekelberg (part III): the outside by night

This is the second post in a series of three or four. Click here to see photos of the outside of the Basilica by day. Click here to see photos of the edifice inside. Here you’ll see pictures of the outside of the National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg at night. Continue reading “Basilica of Koekelberg (part III): the outside by night”

Basilica of Koekelberg (part II): the inside

This is the second post in a series of three or four. Click here to see photos of the outside of the Basilica. Here you’ll see pictures of the inside of the National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg with its stained-glass windows, confessionals, candles, etc. -and even some memorabilia including postcards. Continue reading “Basilica of Koekelberg (part II): the inside”

Basilica of Koekelberg (part I): the outside by day

Here is a building I’ve seen my whole life. It’s such an emblem in Brussels, and yet I find it so ugly. No offense but I really don’t like it -at all. However, I see it differently now that I’ve spent so many hours around it, inside of it… during the day…and at night. Having lived in San Francisco, it just reminds me everyday that some art deco can be beautiful (like the Golden Gate Bridge), and some can be just awful (like the National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg). Continue reading “Basilica of Koekelberg (part I): the outside by day”

Garage sales in the ‘hood

I love walking around neighborhood garage sales because people always do funny things. Last weekend I went to two of them by my house -one in Ganshoren and one in Jette. Continue reading “Garage sales in the ‘hood”