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A few sights from Brussels


As a Daughter of St. Francis de Sales, I was privileged to have the opportunity to go on a pilgrimage to some of the sites in France which were important to St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal, who was a close spiritual friend. The two of them founded the Visitation Order, which still exists today. Francis de Sales wrote extensively. His most famous book, Introduction to the Devout Life, is still considered to be a spiritual classic. In it, St. Francis proposes that holiness is possible for all people, not just those who are professed priests and nuns. In his day, this was quite a novel idea.

Before embarking on our pilgrimage, we landed in Brussels, where we spent a day prior to heading to France. Over the next few weeks, I'll share some photos of the rest of our trip. It was beautiful!
Charming narrow streets with lots of outdoor dining opportunities.
The Atomium, originally constructed for the 1958 Worlds Fair
Statue of a former mayor of Brussels and his beloved dog.
A peculiar name for a restaurant, IMHO!
Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries, a fantastic shopping arcade opened between 1846-1847


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32 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see the photos of this very special trip. I like these views of Brussels

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  2. That's a city I want to visit sometime. All the best
    Violetta(only short, only mobile)

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  3. wow how exciting, loving the sculptures and architecture.

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  4. I am glad you enjoyed your trip. We visited friends in Brussels a number of years ago and had a really good couple of days exploring the city.

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  5. Cannot wait to see the rest of the photos from this trip. I would love to visit someday.

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  6. Gorgeous photos, Sue.
    So glad you enjoyed your trip.

    Hugs and blessings

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  7. I will enjoy following your trip. Sounds and looks amazing already. Safe travels. Enjoy your week, and thankyou again for the linkup.

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  8. It must been a great travel, thanks für sharing.
    Greetings from Germany

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  9. Enjoyed seeing your photos from the tour. Especially as I'll never travel there it was nice to take the visit through your photography. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Thank you so much that you share these details. It's impressive. I love the Galleries!
    Have a good start in December! ❤️

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  11. Interesting photos! Thank you for sharing

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  12. Oh, WOW! What an amazing and wonderful opportunity, Sue. We are looking forward to seeing more photos (the ones today are fabulous).

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  13. I'd like to travel to that city at some point. Best wishes.

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  14. So you visited my town !Now I live a little outside but when I was a teenager we went dancing there each weekend ! It's more than 60 years I live here and even sat on the lap of the old mayor !

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  15. Brussels is lovely, Belgium is such an underrated tourist destination. Lasy years' Brugge Christmas Market was one of the best I've ever visited.

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  16. Brussels is a very interesting city. Belgium seems to be ignored by most, but it is a gem no one seems to recognize.

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  17. Beautiful photos. That big sculpture of the atom is amazing. There is a similar sculpture in Amarillo, Texas dedicated to the helium atom.
    That shopping arcade is wonderful. I love the street scenes.

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  18. What a cool trip. Such a very beautiful city. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

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  19. Wonderful photos! I have yet to visit Belgium, Brussels or France but I hope to someday.

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  20. Such a gorgeous journey with a wonderful start. Love your Brussels impression!

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  21. My hubby and I visited Brussels 10 years ago. We saw many of the places you photographed. Such a cool place to visit,

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  22. Brussels is a great city to visit. Thank you for taking part in the "My Sunday Best" meme.

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  23. Trip to France...sounds good. We've been there last year. Looking forward....
    Have a good time
    Violetta

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  24. I've never been to Europe and your post had me running to Google to investigate Drug Opera. That arcade was beautiful. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  25. Nice shots! I've been to Brussels twice but didn't see The Atomium.

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