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A Day Trip to Brussels, Belgium - 5th April 2009

Isobel and Fred head out to Brussles to see Jules and Pieter. Nosher's a bit tied up at work, but decides at the last minute to go out for the Saturday night via Eurostar. The idiot car-park ticket machine at Cambridge station nearly scuppers the whole thing, as it seems impossible to get a standard "day" ticket. Insult is added to injury as a late train manages to wait until literally 2 seconds before Nosher gets to its doors before leaving. However, the next train still gets Nosher to St. Pancras in London with about 15 minutes to spare - plenty of time. Upon arriving in Brussels, it's time for Moules et Frites and a Dutch-language DVD, followed by a morning out with Pieter to go and see the Atomium, out the the Brussels Expo Park.

next album: An Easter Weekend in Chagford, Devon - 12th April 2009
previous album: Quiz Night, the Flat, and a Walk Around the Fields, North Lopham, Cambridge and Brome, Suffolk - 29th March 2009

2009 Over in Brussels, Natan's playing guitar in his first gig

Over in Brussels, Natan's playing guitar in his first gig

2009 We're at the Punter Pub for Hani's last night

We're at the Punter Pub for Hani's last night

2009 Brett, Ben and Hani at the bar

Brett, Ben and Hani at the bar

2009 Candles on the window

Candles on the window

2009 The ghost of the barman serves beer

The ghost of the barman serves beer

2009 The lads at the bar

The lads at the bar

2009 Pieter lines up a pinhole photo of a gnome

Pieter lines up a pinhole photo of a gnome

2009 Pieter chops something up

Pieter chops something up

2009 Kai and Natan in the kitchen

Kai and Natan in the kitchen

2009 A pinhole camera shot of an apple and a Chinese dragon

A pinhole camera shot of an apple and a Chinese dragon

2009 A Brussel's zebra crossing

A Brussel's zebra crossing

2009 A Lambourghini waits outside a restaurant

A Lambourghini waits outside a restaurant

2009 Fred gets fed

Fred gets fed

2009 Isobel makes a banana pancake

Isobel makes a banana pancake

2009 Fred isn't sure

Fred isn't sure

2009 The newly-restored Atomium

The newly-restored Atomium

2009 Shiny stainless-steel balls

Shiny stainless-steel balls

2009 Groovy 50s atomic architecture

Groovy 50s atomic architecture

2009 Wide-angle shot of the Atomium

Wide-angle shot of the Atomium

2009 At the foot of the Atomiu

At the foot of the Atomiu

2009 More 1950s styling

More 1950s styling

2009 Pieter checks some of his pinhole results

Pieter checks some of his pinhole results

2009 The Atomium looks like a B-29

The Atomium looks like a B-29

2009 The Belgian flag flies

The Belgian flag flies

2009 An old dude on a bicycle

An old dude on a bicycle

2009 A peloton of cyclists

A peloton of cyclists

2009 Some hardcore cyclists speed by

Some hardcore cyclists speed by

2009 A derelict building is spotted on the edge of the Expo park

A derelict building is spotted on the edge of the Expo park

2009 An old building covered in dead plants

An old building covered in dead plants

2009 A wrecked building just like the film Logan's Run

A wrecked building just like the film Logan's Run

2009 Broken steps

Broken steps

2009 Bleak concrete post-modernism

Bleak concrete post-modernism

2009 The detritus of life

The detritus of life

2009 A stop sign

A stop sign

2009 Back in Brussels, the Boys play around in a sand pit

Back in Brussels, the Boys play around in a sand pit

2009 In a Brussel's sand pit

In a Brussel's sand pit

2009 Hanging out on a bench

Hanging out on a bench

2009 Kai and Fred

Kai and Fred

2009 All the boys

All the boys

2009 Fred and Pieter

Fred and Pieter

2009 Isobel and Fred on the Eurostar

Isobel and Fred on the Eurostar

2009 Fred eats orange goo on the Eurostar

Fred eats orange goo on the Eurostar

2009 Fred has a sleep

Fred has a sleep

2009 Back at St. Pancras

Back at St. Pancras

2009 St. Pancras Eurostar terminal

St. Pancras Eurostar terminal

2009 Fred has a doze on a platform at Kings Cross

Fred has a doze on a platform at Kings Cross

2009 A Hull Trains Class 222 at Kings Cross, with 82200 behind

A Hull Trains Class 222 at Kings Cross, with 82200 behind

2009 Fred sleeps as a train to Hull waits at Kings Cross

Fred sleeps as a train to Hull waits at Kings Cross

2009 Passengers stream on to the train as its platform is announced

Passengers stream on to the train as its platform is announced

2009 Class 43 43296 in National Express livery

Class 43 43296 in National Express livery

2009 Fred and Isobel on the train to Cambridge

Fred and Isobel on the train to Cambridge

2009 Isobel and Fred on the Cambridge train

Isobel and Fred on the Cambridge train

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Over in Brussels, Natan's playing guitar in his first gig