The photo shown here is of La Grande Place in the center of Brussels. Overlooking it is the glowing Gothic tower of the town hall (Hotel de Ville), which one may mistake for a church or a castle.


Our hotel was just in front of the cobblestone street where a parade was taking place on our last afternoon. We found seats in a cafe nearby.


  • Le Historic Grande Place
  • Lots of very good beer
  • They speak French
  • Which I know a little bit

The Zinneke Parade

Participants in costumes take part in the Zinneke Parade in Brussels, Belgium on May 12th. Thousand of people took part in the urban parade that invites residents from the different neighborhoods of Brussels to participate in this social and artistic project that happens every two years. We just happened to be there and found an empty seat in a cafe… Wow.