Part IV Along European Lines
Chapter 17 Benelux and the German Factor
An artist in Brussels exquisite Grand Place.
After his first visit to Brussels in 1837, Victor Hugo – author of Les Misérables – wrote this in his journal: “The Town Hall of Brussels is a jewel, a dazzling fantasy dreamed up by a poet, and realised by an architect. And the square around it is a miracle.”
Yours truly gets written up in Le Soir, the French-language national newspaper of Belgium.
Even on a dreary yet busy day, the exquisite architecture of Brussels Grand Place is a wonder to behold! And it made a great backdrop for my penfriend Marianne to pose for a photo.
Thanks to my penfriend Marianne and her boyfriend Patrick having recently moved into Marianne’s apartment – and thanks to their incredible hospitality – I was given use of his vacated apartment – I had a home of my own for a time! It was a great place to catch up with my journals, reflect, plan, and listen to some great music, including some by Frank Sinatra.
CANADA ~~ ENGLAND ~~ WALES ~~ SCOTLAND ~~ NORWAY ~~ SWEDEN ~~ DENMARK ~~ THE NETHERLANDS ~~ BELGIUM ~~ LUXEMBOURG ~~ GERMANY ~~ LIECHTENSTEIN ~~ AUSTRIA ~~ SWITZERLAND ~~ FRANCE ~~ SPAIN ~~ MONACO ~~ ITALY ~~ THE VATICAN ~~ GREECE ~~ EGYPT ~~ SUDAN ~~ KENYA ~~ INDIA ~~ NEPAL ~~ SINGAPORE ~~ MALAYSIA ~~ JAPAN ~~ HAWAII ~~ USA ~~ RETURN