part III: Brussels

 
next we stayed for a couple of days in belgium's capital. it is a fascinating city; a mix of industrial buildings, old stone, gratified walls, urban sprawl, modernist lines. every now again some lush green of trees or oxidised copper. Something playful and honest and unpretentious about the place. I think the biggest highlight though, this time, was wandering through the Magritte exhibition and then onto the Royal Musée of fine arts for a gaze at Bruegel's masterpieces - four hundred years or so between those incredible artists; and yet such imagination, colour, profundity, humour.