Museum hopping was fun. Remarkable exhibition Gao Xingjian at Museum Ixelles. Museum of Natural Sciences was also fun.
Orange it up. No keep it vertical.
It was a hard week and yet it is Friday. Sowboard, Museum Night Fever, more?
Where is your heart?
It seems that March will be a hot month. Not just because it is birthday season but also manifestations.
I am returning to Brussels from a meeting at Paris with a high-speed train. On my window a plane just landed.
Tomorrows travel to Paris will be 13th the previous 12 months. My usual path ends nearby the Eiffel, where I have work meetings. Sculptures in this photo however is from 16 arrondissement, where the OECD is located.
Forest Abbey (Abbaye de Forest) is a Benedictine Abbey founded in 1105, beside a creek, a tributary of the Seine, southwes of the city of Brussels, Belgium in the municipality of Forest.
Previous Sunday I paid a visit to this secluded place, where we had some nice apero parties last summer (Forest Fever).
All photos below are shot by Leica M6 & Leica 50mm f/2.5 Summarit-M. I used an expired (1991) Fujichrome 100 film, which was cross processed.
The abbots of Affligem, which had been the ecclesiastical owners of the parish since the bishop of Cambrai ceded it to them in 1105, decided to build a priory for women in Forest, Forest Abbey. The first abbess of the Forest priory was named in 1239. Also in the 13th century, the Romanesque church of Saint Denis was rebuilt in the newer Gothic style. The neighbouring abbatial church was rebuilt in the 15th century.
The abbey was abolished in 1796 and sold the following year. The buildings that survived the dismantling are now a cultural center for seminars, banquets and exhibitions belonging to the Brussels municipality of Forest. The Abbey and the site were classified as a historical monument in 1994.
Valet parking reminds me Istanbul. Here in the posh Chatelain area of Brussels it also exists.
Do not drive fast, this will be your reward.