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Flemish Brabant

50 Shades of Grey

A Saturday morning cycle ride under the grey clouds of Belgium.

Discovering the extraordinary in the ordinary

Today I set myself a challenge. I decided to go on an ordinary Saturday morning walk in my very ordinary neighbourhood, in search of the extraordinary. So I worked out a 13 km route, took the bus to Wespelaar, and walked back home, in search of the unusual.

Did I succeed? Judge for yourself…


Well, my quest got off to a good start; a traffic policeman certainly makes an unusual sight in a garden. The gnome doesn’t look too happy to have been ousted from his usual prominent position.

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Rosdel nature reserve

Enjoy a few hours walking around this “oasis of tranquility” near Hoegaarden

Bruegel in Dilbeek Part II

Here’s part 2 of “Following Brueghel’s Footsteps”, taking you through the countryside around Dilbeek

In Bruegel’s Footsteps

The first of three blogs describing the works of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and the countryside visible in his paintings