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The Streets of Brussels
Grand Place


The Saint – Nicolas Church


Archeological dig site

We spent one and a half days two nights in Brussels. After a tight gallery going schedule in Amsterdam, both Mitch and I were content to amble about Brussels streets. Drinking beer and wine and eating fries and Greek falafel filled pita pockets.

We ended up in all sorts of grand, historic places and churches. We witnessed a muslim wedding and even came across an archeological dig on a central construction site several metres below the side walk. It looked like they were uncovering a stand of ancient tree stumps.

We walked straight off the street into the Saint – Nicolas Church, a gothic church that originated from a chapel founded during the XII century, close to the Grand-Place. Restored several times, only a few remainders of the original church are left. We were wowed by the stained glass windows, scale and grandeur of the place.


Beer in Brussels


The Al Bar of Brussels






Our street, centrally located


Our accomodation

Our apartment was a perfect fit for us. I came away inspired with ideas galore and we are eager to try them out when back home. I Loved the interior colour scheme of cream doors, stark white walls and soft grey. The sophisticated colour scheme was livened up using splashes of colour, mustard yellow in the kitchen and in our bedroom a rich reddy orange feature wall.

Also when we get home I am going to have a go at making up some pot plant wall shelves like the ones in the photos below.

Make shift shelves for pot plants


Make shift pot plant shelves


Bedroom in Brussels

We left Brussels early in the morning for the central train station to catch a train to Paris, where we will spend the next four days visiting galleries and exploring the gardens and older parts of the city.


  1. Cheryl Frew says:

    You fit in to Brussels so well – beer & chocolate πŸ˜€
    Was so great to chat & feel your excitement
    Have another beautiful day tomorrow. Happy Birthday in Paris Nicola
    You woke me to a glorious autumn morning. Marlon has 1/2 day for parent interviews which he goes to too so he & I are having a bike ride to Monaco
    Love you both. Chat again soon

  2. Hey you two lovelies…Happy Birthday Nic! Tone says he knows where you were drinking that Beer in Brussels Mitch ( such a show off… Tony that is…, I’ve been there he says) ha. Thinking of you and missing you but also glad you are ambling about in the world so happily. Hope you have a lovely Birthday day celebration over there where ever you go next Nic and Mitch. Much love D and T xox

  3. Chrissy@datasource.com.au says:

    Whow you 2 are on it – great pics & the Apartment looked soooo homely. No doubt the adventures of Paris will whow you too. 😚 😚 πŸ—ΌπŸ—Ό

  4. Donna Hansby says:

    Mitch you look co relaxed there with your beer and Nicola you found some delightfully yummy chocolate.
    Interesting how nicola you are being inspired by the interiors of the places you stay in. Its proving how travelling cant help but be inspiring.
    Well be interesting what you both come up with creatively when back home.
    Alsome Blog!!!.luv Mama Hansby.xx

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