Our captivating first sight of Brussels after getting off the train from Leuven.
Paula and Harry took us for a tour around Brussels. Paula had made up an itinerary which allowed us to walk to a good variety of sites without collapsing, and she built in a stop at the quint historic pub connected to the TOON marionette theatre where she introduced us to the local red beer. Later we walked across to the other side of the river to have dinner at a restaurant in a Project sponsored by the government. Their son-in-law Simon had initiated and developed a huge garden in the unused space between two long buildings, and Harry had helped get things going by reassembling a secondhand greenhouse for it. The garden now supplies fresh vegetables to both the restaurant and the Food Hub shop within the Project.
Martha Mollison is a video producer, writer and ESL teacher based in Sydney, Australia, and Portland, Oregon. She and husband Phil Cooper are in that sweet point in their lives when they can be travelling. Please join in the adventures!... full info
The King's PalaceWay back in 1967, a girl I was travelling with mistook this building for a museum. When she went to the front door a maid informed her that the King was not at home!! Nowadays there are armed guards out the front.