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Brussels

Day 3 - 17th September

overcast 23 °C

Antique market. The antique dealers get together and put on a street market every weekend. Brussels is known for it's antiques and this is their way of showcasing their merchandise. We were in antique mode so decided to plan our day around it.

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Sign. Vic grew rather fond of an original early 1900s French sign that was made of copper and enamel. Home stores replicate these. Cheap ripoffs but this was the real deal. Very cool. Negotiation was challenging but got it for a steal in the end.

Crystal. Belgium's finest crystal. I bought a sailboat sculpture. Vic disapprovingly approved. Very sophisticated in my opinion. Vic will try to make me put in in the study with all my other stuff. That's an argument we can have back at home.

Atomium. I’d hit the European wall. Didn’t want to see any thing else. No local features, no historic churches, no famous castles, nothing! Apparently, I had no say. I think the term 'suck it up' was used. Obviously, we went. Worth it in the end. I just couldn’t bare the thought of travelling to another crowded place, take a picture and come back. Over it now...

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Kebab. For dinner. We were hoping the Turks 'here' know how to cook. Australian Turks, I take my hat off to you. These guys were ok but we've got it good at home. Maybe room for an exchange program. They seriously do not know what they are missing.

Posted by samandvic 12:50 Archived in Belgium

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