19.11.10

{travel inspiration: brussels, belgium}

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. . . curiously, one place have never considered when making travel plans is brussels, and yet, {despite its cool, rainy days}, the age-old, utterly romantic and beautifully ornate architecture, climbing vines, intricate balconies and enchanting grey skies beckon . . .

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{p.s.} more travel inspiration:
* boutique hotel, sweden
* madrid, spain
* paris, france
* new york, new york
* chateau la durantie, southwest france
* bella italia
* paris, london, italy, new york

{photography by pia jane bijkerk}

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13 Comments:

Blogger Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

I absolutely adore discovering new places and this looks like a place I would LOVE to explore!

How incredibly charming...

xo
Rachel

November 19, 2010  
Blogger Debby said...

It looks stunning. Another place added to my bucket list! Have a great weekend. xo

November 19, 2010  
Anonymous fxox said...

Lovely photos Pia ( if you happen to be reading this) !

They do seriously delicious pralines, that's what I love about Brussels:-)

November 19, 2010  
Blogger C said...

Hoping to catch a eurostar there in December and maybe spend 2 days in Antwerp along the way! Crossing my fingers, haven't made the final bookings yet but I'm already looking forward to some mussels!

November 19, 2010  
Blogger quintessence said...

What beautiful pictures!! I had an old boyfriend who had lived there and loved it - evidently the food is amazing!

November 19, 2010  
Anonymous Lauren said...

Love! So beautiful.

I've recently been blogging pics about my trip to Italy and one reader complained it has nothing to do with decorating your home. For me though, I find inspiration from everything abroad! I love looking at architecture and the atmosphere around me in foreign countries and taking that feel back home with me.

Plus Italy is beyond gorgeous:
http://www.styleathome.com/blog/tag/travel/

November 19, 2010  
Blogger annawithlove said...

Ou, these are really beautiful.
Makes me want to go!
Thanks for sharing :)
xo

http://www.annawithlove.com

November 19, 2010  
Blogger Deanna said...

Oh, I love Brussels so much. The best moment when I was there was listening to violinists play the Hungarian Dance on the street corner one night. Absolutely magical.

November 19, 2010  
Blogger Little Pink Rain Boots said...

Looks like a very interesting place. I would love to visit there some time and take in their architecture.

November 19, 2010  
OpenID the modern day atelier said...

I studied abroad there this summer and had an amazing time! It was a great base too- perfect location for weekend trips to other cities and countries. Absolutely stunning architecture-Make sure to check out the Horta Museum, the house of architect Victor Horta known for his Art Nouveau style. It was truly stunning! Definitely plan on making a day trip to Bruges! Best chocolate of my life!

The only negatives I would have to say are 1. the locals tend not to be very friendly and 2. While it is an amazing city I wouldn't plan on spending more than 5 days there (unless you are using Brussels as your base). You could pretty much experience it all in less than a week.

Hope you get a chance to visit!

November 19, 2010  
Anonymous Natalie said...

Ohhh, I am going there over New Year's! These pictures make it look like a dream. Do you know where that photo with the mini-tunnel is located?

November 20, 2010  
Blogger Andrea @ Andrea Reh said...

I have always wanted to go to Belgium - and with your love for all things French, Roseline, I am surprised that you hadn't yet thought of it! The language, the waffles, the architecture...

Andrea x
andreareh.blogspot.com

November 22, 2010  
Blogger Olga -mescapricesbelges said...

I'm from Barcelona but I live in Brussels since four years ago.Next month we'll move to Barcelona, and one of the things I'll miss from Brussels is this bohemian square. Have u stay in the Marché aux puces?People sell a lot of old and lovely furniture.
Nice pictures!

November 23, 2010  

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