November in Ixelles

Brussels Travel Blog

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Statue at Avenu de Louise. The starting point of this street is one of the best shopping areas in the city.

Today I went for a walk in my neighbourhood. Living just next to Loizelaan or Avenu Louise is a luxury in a town like Brussels because I am close to many of the things that I like about this city. I live only 400 meters for Place Chatelain which I think is the most cosy spot on a sunny day or in the Wednesday evening when the local market comes there. This is a small part of the city but you fell you are in some of the best parts of Paris.

Like any large city you will find shops that are open on a Sunday like this but I have to say that from that point Brussels is very closed compared to many of the other capitols I have visited. Here the east European cities show a much bigger flexibility. This is a point where Brussels seem to lack beyond on.

Belgium does not know if it is one country or not - there has been no goverment for more than 150 days.
You can always do your shoping, buy book or get your hair cut - and the there is also an enormous amount of places to get some food or drinks, so there is no need to worry. 

Brussels have many different neighbourhoods - you just turn around a corner and you are in another city. This is also a big charm of this little capital. You have the EU quarter, Moroccan, African, Chinese, Expats, Business, Univercity and so on. Many of these quarters are situated many places in the city.

The city is also marked, by the fact that 600.000 of the people who work here live outside of the city, which actually make the city poor compared to many other capitals - and this is not a country that supports its capital like France. From that point the city can look used and many of the other cities in Belgium are much better to preserve their cultural inheritance. But I have become to love this city and every time I walk around in a special neighbourhood of this city I feel more rich and lucky to be here.

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Statue at Avenu de Louise. The sta…
Statue at Avenu de Louise. The st…
Belgium does not know if it is one…
Belgium does not know if it is on…
Place Flagey - a building mess for…
Place Flagey - a building mess fo…
Jean van Voisemstraat has a cosy c…
Jean van Voisemstraat has a cosy …
Different than normal street art
Different than normal street art
The square at Fernand Cocqplein - …
The square at Fernand Cocqplein -…
The square at Fernand Cocqplein
The square at Fernand Cocqplein
A statue of Ernst Solvay - a Belgi…
A statue of Ernst Solvay - a Belg…
Winter is here - no people drinkin…
Winter is here - no people drinki…
A lovely old lamp post Avenue de l…
A lovely old lamp post Avenue de …
Jean Stasstraat which always is pa…
Jean Stasstraat which always is p…
Icerink for the kids of Ixelles
Icerink for the kids of Ixelles
Street decoration in front of an h…
Street decoration in front of an …
I just love these old lamp posts. …
I just love these old lamp posts.…
The living balcony
The living balcony
Nice house
Nice house
A pink balcony in Belgium
A pink balcony in Belgium
A pink balcony in Belgium
A pink balcony in Belgium
Church St.Michel
Church St.Michel
Place Chatelain - my favorite spot…
Place Chatelain - my favorite spo…
Cityscape - made by Arne Quinze
Cityscape - made by Arne Quinze
Cityscape - you can check this out…
Cityscape - you can check this ou…
Looks a little bit as the monster …
Looks a little bit as the monster…
A statue of a cartoon figure
A statue of a cartoon figure
The dome of Palais de Justice
The dome of Palais de Justice
A news paper stand at Waterloolaan
A news paper stand at Waterloolaan
Christmas will be here soon
Christmas will be here soon
The Tram going down Avenu Loise
The Tram going down Avenu Loise
Jourdan Straat - always full at lu…
Jourdan Straat - always full at l…
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photo by: Vlindeke