Brussels – Our Other Home

Brussels Arc de Triomphe in Cinquantenaire Park

Brussels Arc de Triomphe in Cinquantenaire Park

By now you have heard the terrible news of the bombs that went off in Brussels. Brussels is our other home. We lived in Brussels close to 5 years, from 1997 until  2001. It was an amazing experience and was made even more special because both our children were born there. We left a little bit of hearts there. Today my thoughts are with the people of Belgium.

The Town Hall Building in the Grand Place/ Grote Markt

The Town Hall Building in the Grand Place/ Grote Markt – Brussels

Our early years in Brussels 1997 – 2001…

Walking the streets of Brussels with our son.

Walking the streets of Liège, Belgium with our son.

 

Walking the children and the dogs in our neighborhood.

Walking the children and the dogs in our neighborhood.

 

In the Hallerbos, The Bluebell Forest of Belgium located in Halle

In the Hallerbos, The Bluebell Forest of Belgium located in Halle

Our return trip back in 2005…

Visiting the hospital the children were born in: Clinique General St. Jean or in Femish

Visiting the hospital the children were born in: Clinique General St. Jean or in Flemish Algemene Kliniek Sint Jan located in downtown Brussels

 

The Mannekin Pis, a famous statue of a little boy peeing into the fountain's basin.

The Manneken Pis, a famous statue of a little naked boy peeing into the fountain’s basin located in Brussels.

Tasting and learning about the most delicious chocolate in the world, Belgium Chocolate. Here we are in front of Pierre Marcollini with our loot.

Tasting and learning about the most delicious chocolate in the world, Belgian Chocolate. Here we are in front of Pierre Marcolini Luxury Chocolates with our loot.

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Enjoying and climbing the sights of Antwerp, Belgium At The Het Steen Castle

Photos from our return trip in 2013…

The magical medieval city of Bruges

The magical medieval city of Bruges, Belgium

 

Eating the most awesome waffles in the world!

Eating the most awesome waffles in the world!

 

With my children in the Grand Place/Grote Markt

With my children in the Grand Place/Grote Markt 2013

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Brussels – Our Other Home

  1. Thought of you this morning, Ariadne, when I heard the news about Brussels. Such a gorgeous city and so tragic the people of Brussels have been attacked.
    Your photos actually make me sad. Hard to think of all the destruction.

  2. Hi Ariadne,

    Thank you for sharing your fondness for Brussels. LOVED seeing all the family pics!!!

    Trust you had a great Spring Break!!!

    Met up with 2 girlfriends from WMBG yesterday in Richmond.

    Spring has SPRUNG in Virginia!!! Lots of outside stuff to do!!!

    Hugs to all, Joan~

    On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 12:16 PM, Navigating the Labyrinth of Life wrote:

    > Ariadne posted: ” By now you have heard the terrible news of the bombs > that went off in Brussels. Brussels is our other home. We lived in Brussels > for 5 years, from 1997 until 2001. It was an amazing experience and was > made even more special because both our children ” >

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