My love for the country and the city is no secret. All I need is an excuse to talk about it, and I do so with gusto, happiness and thrill that’s palpable (as am told) in my words.
When a friend who disappears on me for long periods of time, remembers this little quirk of mine, and sends me these images, they ring precious, thoughtful, and well, poignant. This couldn’t have been timed any more perfect and the big grin on my face says “thank you”!
Grand Place – Center of the city becomes vibrant every alternate year for their August 15th celebrations. Last I saw them was in 1996, and there’s a picture of a very pregnant me holding my one year old daughter atop the City hall looking down at the colors, from the spot I’ve marked. The memory of it came rushing back as I saw these this morning in my inbox and well, what can I say, my heart’s been singing since.
I certainly am blessed! Enjoy!
Nice. Lana and I have been thinking about either Brussels or Amsterdam this summer – I think we’ll postpone it to fall, instead.
Now, let’s just hope that Brussels has at least a half decent night life!
Oh it does! Roads are busy up until 2 am even on week days. You could very well look like your profile pic with a beer in the other hand! :-p
Sep on it gets clammy. mid-june thru mid-august is the best time.
Sounds good. Yeah, there seem to be some good clubs with a pretty good music scene.
Of course, if you notice, my profile picture is *smoking* something. The other hand (which you can’t see for obvious reasons), has several gorgeous women, a glass of scotch on ice and a hand of cards (Royal Flush, no less).
“Roads are busy up until 2 am even on week days” – ahem, how about a post on how you know that? :p
LOL. Well, how do you think? 😉
I’ve visited Brussels once. It’s a lovely city. It’s so calm and peaceful. City looks great on foot. Wish I get visit again!
Yeah, more than a visit, European cities are best enjoyed staying over, not that it’s always feasible, but still! 🙂
Thanks for dropping and commenting!
That’s really pretty! 🙂 Would love to visit sometime…
Yep, you should, just time it well. 🙂
Just so beautiful! That flower arrangement looks like a persian carpet!
yep! That’s the idea. Belgium is hugely famous for their carpets among chocolates and their beers. 🙂
true true… I totally forgot about Belgiant carpets… call me a reverse racist!
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Thanks Roshni. Will do.
I have a similar love for Switzerland, and to be more precise, its Interlaken east.
heh, how places affect us eh? 🙂
Na? Keukenhoff now is equally spectacular. Remember AB and Rekha song “Dekha ek Khwab”?
That is so pretty like an expensive Persian rug.
The influence is there, along North African lines. Moroccons and Turks form a substantial population in the Northern part of the city.
Looks like a bright Rangoli 🙂
ha, yeah. Europe is very colorful during summer that way 🙂
Have you lived in Brussells, RAds?
Yep! Here’s my non-stop rambling of the place – http://kowthas.wordpress.com/?s=Brussels
Wow! they are beautiful! And that song is my dad’s favourite.
These are the same location too I guess..
heh, yea, but the Rekha-AB one was the first one to showcase the tulips!
Lovely pics..Would love to visit the place one day 🙂
This is a lovely surprise! Am so glad to see you 🙂
I didnt much care for Brussels when I visited there (twice) – I found it frighteningly concreted over and the traffic was … but omigod, this is so GORGEOUS! Brussels deserves to live forever just for this! 🙂
No kidding! Really? :p
omigosh! i love belgium 🙂 i really want to visit it again! i remember the grand place, do you remember the statue of the little boy peeing? hahaha that’s the only thing my 7 year old self remembers distinctly.
lol, well, one can’t say Brussels without thinking about Manekken Pis boy 🙂
Rads, did you live there? The pics are beautiful. Must be something else to see live.
I used to Sujatha. For 3 years way back. Am here now, quite your neighbor if I may say so 🙂
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