Balladins Confort Charleroi
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... chosen to make these murals all uses what the Belgians call the ninth art form. Comics.
And so, in between checking out yet another cathedral, some towns squares with statues of dead kings riding on horses and of course Manneken Pis**, we got to appreciate the murals of such artists as Greg, Morris, Uderzo, Franquin and of course Hergé. And a long time was spent writing postcards, some of which had more lame jokes than others.
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... of the Belgian independence in 1880. Only the side exhibitions were finished by that time and the central arch (modeled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris) was finished in 1905. The exhibitions run in a large semi-circle from the arch, large columns all the way across. It’s quite a grand structure.
Back in the middle of Brussels (via metro this time and not foot!), we went to get a Belgian waffle. Walking ...
... turned to hills.
Even with a map and GPS it remains dificult to navigate into and out of large towns and cities. This day was no exception and as I rode into the outskirts of Brussels I missed a junction and the GPS went crazy and steered me straight into the heart of the city centre, on a Saturday! The place was bedlam, with weekend shoppers joined by throngs of people attending a massive carnival and rock concert in front of city hall. Roads were ...
Took the German ICE train from Cologne to Brussels; it arrived 45 minutes late (so much for German efficiency). Then took the metro to the hostel, got to street level and was a bit lost. I had to muster up the courage to practice my French and speak to some locals about directions. Exhausted and sweating, I finally found the hostel where I checked in but couldn't have the bed in the ...
... to the arch through a park. As it had been snowing throughout the night and this morning there was a reasonable layer of snow on the ground. I played a little bit, making small snowballs and such and tried to roll a big ball but it just wasn't working for me. As we got nearer to the Arch though there were two boys (probably about 10 years old) who had rolled a massive ball, obviously for a snowman. I figured that if they could do it, surely I could to, so started ...
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