The lakes of Ixelles on a sunny snowy Easter monday

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The lakes of Ixelles on a strange day with both sun and snow

Along the lakes of Ixelles you will find a very relaxing area of Brussels. This area can be described as a residential neighbourhood and is to be found around Louise-Roosevelt, between those areas neighbouring Watermael-Boitsfort and Place Flagey, the whole length of the two small lakes which are a tru gem of this area. One side is home to magnificent private homes, whereas the other has slightly older buildings, in either the Art Nouveau or Art Deco style, or inspired by these movements. They have an irresistible charm and you cant help smiling at their beauty when you walk between these amazing houses, but this comes at a high price nowadays especially if you want to rent an appartment as well!

Around the lakes you will today find many of the yong people of Brussels, and especially also a wast mayority of the expats like myself enjoying the cafés, small and nice restaurants or just the many small shops in the area. When I walk the streets or sit in a café I am amazed by the number of diffrent nationalities that will be besides you – and they all live here and you can see that they feel the same comfort of staying in Brussels like I do. Walking around the lake hopeing that this will be the last weekend of winter and that the arrival of the first real spring weekend make me look a these lakes with an even greater smile though the snow is falling on my freasing face.  

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photo by: Vlindeke