It's nice to live in the city but have woods within walking distance. This afternoon we went for a nice long trek among the autumn colours.
Last night, we took a stroll along the canal to see the Brussels Light Festival.
The lasers over the water are the nicest touch and it's worth checking out for those alone. The rest is a little scattered and underwhelming, to be honest.
Brussels' Georges-Henri tram station has a bit of a Kubrick vibe going.
Especially late at night when it's deserted and classical music is playing over the PA.
Today, as I was walking home, I spotted this fruit-bearing peach tree hanging over the pavement. Not a common sight in Brussels.
If you're old enough, you'll remember the Heysel area in Brussels before Bruparck and the Kinepolis cineplex.
After the universal exhibition of 1958, the owners of the Meli Amusement Park that was situated on the Belgian Coast (now Plopsaland) got permission to build a smaller version on part of the old exhibition grounds. That park lasted until the late eighties, when it was demolished to make way for Bruparck. The cycle seems to be repeating as Bruparck is now slated for demolition to make way for a new shopping, congress and business centre.
I came across a bunch of old postcards from the Heysel Meli Park, so I scanned them in and published them here. Enjoy.