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Brussels’s Poppies

Poppies are a sign of fragility. In the village I grew up there were poppies growing on the border between the wheat fields and the countryside roads. The life of the poppy flowers was short, perhaps one or two days. … Continue reading

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Why Brussels’s summers are special

Each year Brussels’s summer comes in as a kind of rewarding season after darker and cloudy days. Summers are always brighter, fresh and soft in Brussels. Once summer is here, the city becomes a very attractive place. The green spaces … Continue reading

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Etterbeek’s Medieval Market turns 25

Etterbeek’s Medieval Market turns 25. The 25th event edition was organised in the Cinquantenaire Park of Brussels, between 2 and 4 June 2017. The Cinquantenaire is one of Brussels’s largest parks located in the heart of the European Quarter, in … Continue reading

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Hallerbos purple-blue miracle

We made it to the Hallerbos Wood this year as well. We could not miss the purple-blue miracle of the Wood. The Hallerbos Wood is located on the outskirts of the city of Halle, not far from Brussels, in Belgium. A … Continue reading

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My green grass from home

Belgian springtime Springtime is my favourite period of the year. Belgian winters are long, windy and humid. Spring comes in as a sort of incentive after several months of grey and short days, where one cannot see the sun very … Continue reading

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Floralia: Brussels’s Flower Festival

A unique flower festival is open for about four weeks in the park and the greenhouses of the Groot-Bijgaarden Castle, near Brussels, each year. The Floralia Festival honours the work of horticulturists from both Belgium and the Netherlands. The festival … Continue reading

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Hallerbos’s galaxy of windflower stars

Before turning entirely in various shades of green, more or less saturated, mint and moos, Hallerbos spoils us with a three green-free colour shows. The first show features a rich yellow palette, which comes from the wild daffodils. The second … Continue reading

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