On a rainswept day in Brussels. And an update.


Statue in front of the Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels, Belgium

Statue in front of the Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels, Belgium

 

Last Saturday, I did one of my notorious day-trips, this time again to Brussels (Belgium). It could have been a wonderful day, if it hadn’t rained from morning to night.
It was the first time that I was so unlucky with the weather. Initially, I had planned to take an Art Nouveau/Art Deco walk through Brussels. It turned out, however, it couldn’t even be considered because of heavy rain.

Naturally, I did look into the weather forecast before. But as the saying goes, hope dies last, and my plan B wasn’t as well thought out as my initial plan was. I just had looked up some museums in my travel guide.

One of them was the Musée du Cinquantenaire, which is part of the Royal Museums of Art and History. It’s kind of an ethnological museum (in the broadest sense). The statue that you see in the picture stands in front of it, right next to the main entrance. And it really struck me because it looks like a figure out of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.

I will post some more photographs that I took on this day soon. But at the moment I am very busy with working on my new project called TravelBloggers.on.WordPress. It is a new blog here on wordpress.com, and it is meant to be a forum for travel bloggers to connect. At present, we are still a private blog, but we are planning to go public at the beginning of next week. Until then, my own blog takes a little break.

We will announce our opening day as soon as the date is set. I hope some of you will stop by 🙂

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13 comments

  1. Did you buy any sprouts? 😉

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  2. We spent a marvellous week in Brussels last September and luckily we didn’t get any rain. It is the most amazing city and we loved every minute. I’m writing a series of posts about it at the moment. At least you found a good indoor alternative.

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  3. It rained almost every day of the three weeks we were in Belgium in April/May of 2012. I really want to go back but with better weather…

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  4. That’s a cool statue. The Metropolis connection is spot on. April is very unpredictable in Belgium. At least that was my experience in 2013. Love the new blog design!

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  5. Very nice statue. And when I read you were in Belgium, I immediately wanted Chocolate

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  6. Thanks for the follow! Looking forward to reading more of your stories 🙂

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