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... the streets. It's depressing, really.
Brussels is also known as the capital of comic book culture. The first comic book appeared here, and they've created such famous characters as TinTin, Asterix, and the Smurfs. So here and there around the city are comic book murals, several storeys high. I think it's charming, and since I was a massive Smurf fan as a kid, I am busily hunting for Smurf sightings.
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... how Brussels has always been a large trading hub, and how each guild had their own elaborate building in the big market square (usually all guilds were housed in one big building together.) We saw a giant building that looked like a church but wasn't, and Mick pointed out that the building was actually not symmetrical at all, and at the time this was taken as an affront to the gods. But, it saved the guys building it money, so they decided to go with it, and that God ...
... though he was walking just ahead of me.This was also the case when I was here previously. I am happy to be corrected both factually and anecdotally on the high points of visiting Brussels.Both here and Antwerp have a more earthy, grungy and I am not quite prepared to see grubby feel about them. There just doesn't seem to be the vibrancy that was present in the cities of Holland.It was noticeable the number of "Gypsy" type of folk who were present in both cities and ...
... and we started with Bruschetta although Wayne wanted to know what the flock fromage (pronounced frommmmedge by Wayne ) was . After giving him a mini French lesson, I gave him some key words to use as he wanted to be friendly to our nice little waiter . I started him off with bonjour, and merci thinking that should cover him for the evening. But no, he had to use his own interpretation and proceeded to say BONGIORNO! after the waiter ...
... by the British Guards Armoured Division. The Brussels Airport dates to the occupation.
After the war, Brussels was modernized for better and for worse. The construction of ...