Tag Archives: Winter

Snow in Brussels

Don’t get me wrong; I wouldn’t mind a bit more snow before the end of the winter but the last 4 sunny, cold winter days were just gorgeous. However,

decided to come up with a Stöckchen (aka meme) showing Brussels gently covered by snow. Here we go then:

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But it is beautiful II

Icy lake in Bois de la Cambre
Fountain on icy lake

Despite the cold that’s making my head feel like twice the size, I decided to have a walk to the Bois de la Cambre – a very nice park not too far from my place. I went there with a friend as rumors had said that there was a possibility to rent skates. Unfortunately, rumors were proved wrong – it does not make much sense running a business where you can make some money one week per decade. Still, it was very beautiful. And if next time the Brussels administration manages to shut down the pumps for the fountains, to keep people from the ice while it is still freezing so that it becomes all smooth and hires the same guys who are running the artifical ice skating on the Christmas market – well, that would be perfect.

Merci beaucoup d’avance.

But it is beautiful

Sunrise over snowy Brussels

Sunrise over snowy Brussels

I have a cold.

I wanna go ice skating!

The Netherlands are preparing for the first ice skating Marathon on natural ice since 13 years.

100 kilometer for men
60 kilometer for women

2009 – the first time since 1996 that the ice is thick enough (min. 12 centimeter).

All I would need are ice skates and a frozen lake or something similar not too far away from Brussels. Any ideas?

Voilà, the proof that learning Dutch was worth something:
http://www.nu.nl/sport/1893880/nk-marathon-op-natuurijs-gaat-door.html