Whilst walking in the park, you will see this indication. It is not that clear when you enlarge it but it indicates "Chemin de fer - Ijzer laan", translatable as Iron lane/path" though it refers to "Rail road", or French "Chemin de fer" meaning "Rail road".The old rail road used to go through this park. In King Leopold 2 era, he had it fit to...more
Walking, cycling, skating through the park. It is just relaxing to see people of all ages go there. Youngsters lie in the grass, some with a book, others with music-box (though it seems to be forbidden). Newly parents go there with toddlers, teach to kids how to walk. Cute! Older persons sit on those banks, benefit from sun rays. You will see...more
Do i need to translate?I saw there "Chemin des amoureux" as well. What stroke me was that this lane led me to an area where trees were (are) coupled. They just grew up interlaced. Chemin des amoureux is not of bitumen, rather one of those tiny dirty paths in the wood. If you see these sculptures on the main picture, le Chemin des amoureux are not...more
You cannot miss the restaurant while you are in Av. du val d'or. With a yellow store, it can be seen from far.All yellow inside. A setting that preserves intimacy in a quiet corner.In winter, feasants and venery specialties.To have localisation, check here:http://www.letrain.be/eng/localis/planter.htm[Side note: "Le train" (The train) and ex- Le...more
Very nice food, lovely terrace which adjoins the garden with childrens play equipment. We went for lunch on a sunny sunday and there was a hoard of children running between the tables shrieking and hitting dustbin lids with sticks whilst their parents let them get on with it.When one of them needed the loo, his mother simply pulled down his...more
Ambience is I like most there. Located near Parc de Woluwe and in the "banks" of Mellaerts pounds, it's a charming place I like to stay at on hot days, and in winter as well. You have the choice to take a seat in this kind of glass shed and enjoy the view of nearby ponds and mini-golf practice or have a seat in this kind of lounge. Deep-red chairs...more
This is rather a means of transportation in WSP. I just appreciate seeing landscapes while having a ride on those trams.
I sometimes take Tram39 till end station... just for fun, to see nice houses! Tram 44 till end station is even nicer. It carries you to Tervueren area, where lies the African Museum of Tervueren, one of great works comissioned by King Leopold II & whose architecture reminds of Versailles castle. Funny enough, it is called the "Brussels' Versailles". You will have to go through green areas as well as see great villas.
Take 39-44 at Montgomery station for instance and have a ride to discover WSP.
Both line are part of STIB net.
A nice place to shop in. Most of times, not that cheap.
Head to Place Dumon and wander in those streets to buy women's clothes, men's clothes, Italian shoes, Burberry items, underwear, perfume and cosmetics...
Food and drinks as well since supermarkets are around, including this one in Galerie de Stockel. Galerie de Stockel has some trendy and chic boutiques for women, men, shoes and accessories. There cafés as well as hair salon...
I like shopping there since the area is not crowded at all. Shopping becomes a nice ride then... even for those who don't enjoy crowded streets and places like me.
What to buy: Women's clothes, shoes, Burberry items, underwear, accessories...
As usual in any marketplace in Belgium, the French fries at the frit kot in the center of the square that houses the WSP market. on Tuesdays and Fridays or Saturdays.
And, last but not least... at the market, don't forget to check this stand displaying yummy quiches and tartes salees (if my memory serves me well, there use to be around 17 sorts of quiches and the less dodgy tartes salees, the latter being my favourite). Usually, this stand is just across Gavilan bookshop, stationery shop Club.
If I were asked to only have one piece to buy from Goosens, it would be their clafoutis. Their clafoutis was my latest discovery. Twice, I bought for a diner dessert a clafoutis. Heaven! The classical clafoutis and their version of it (theirs has several fruit bits in it) are excellent. The second time, even a greater time. Just before heading to...more
Aah! I will miss this once in Madagascar. I like pastry but don't buy very often. I can spend 6 months without a cake but when I decide to treat myself with a savourous slice, it is the place where I use to head to. More expensive than the average local pastry shop in my area (cheaper than Mahieu, Marcolini though) but I think I've found the best...more
Like any dorm town, designed to please wealthy (and, very often, old.. not that I am old... and I am far from being rich) people, Woluw?-St-Pierre has some good bakeries.Their chef de file is the very own Pierre Marcolini, near Place Dumon (av Hinnisdael ). The first Pierre Marcolini boutique is av Hinnisdael for, from what I've learnt, he living...more
While walking there, you'll spot on some trails information boards about the species, maps and also warnings. Most important is concerning the meadows.
- Do not feed the birds
- Do not let the dogs loose
- Don't throw anything in the park nor in the ponds, there are bins everywhere
The meadows of Woluw? park are esp. those around the water that is closest to the WSP-Auderghem bridge. You'll recognise the meadows for they not cut regularly. In the contrary of the water surface where you'd spot the swans (you'll reach it if you enter via the main entry point), they are left intact and are only cut once a year, to let fauna and flora develop. This is a whole world whose inhabitants nurtures each other. Humidity and long grass are there to let insects grow and live. The meadows are also a place for ducks of all kinds where to find food. Also, that is the reason why it is asked to not let loose the dogs.
Do not feed the birds because when you give them bread & that there is some left in the water, it will go rotten and bring botulism disease. The ducks will just die after painful agony.
Just some basic cautions, it will still be pleasant to walk in there after long hours at work...
In summer, even your flip-flops are OK. On rainy days, I'd advise to wear walking shoes if you want to walk for hours, because of slippery mud on the dirty paths.
Photo Equipment: Camera to shoot trees, landscape and close-ups of the squirrels, the swans...
Miscellaneous: A good book is needed if you plan to spend a whole afternoon lazying on those grassy slopes, in spring and winter, i.e.
This used (and still uses) to amaze me. The tree branch is broken, the tree is leaning but it still blossoms...
Quite every time I walk in the park, I check whether it is lush or not... And it still is...
You can find it in the meadows of Woluw? park, the ones that are close to the WSP-Auderghem bridge. You'll recognise the meadows for they not cut regularly. In the contrary of the water surface where you'd spot the swans (you'll reach it if you enter via the main entry point), they are left intact and are only cut once a year, to let fauna and flora develop. This is a whole world whose inhabitants nurtures each other. Humidity and long grass are there to let insects grow and live. The meadows are also a place for ducks of all kinds where to find food.
The Woluwé park houses a tennis club. Nice open-air atmosphere in spring and summer for some games in the middle of trees. For me, one of the best tennis court location in Brussels.. on top of a small hill, in the midle of the woods, in a park. Tennis racket - usual wear for tennis playing, i.e tuba, swimwear... *LOL* Jokingmore
Walking in this park, biking, skating. It is large enough to let you wander through a corner to another, marvel at trees (among them, a multicentenary sequoia), squirrel.. and all that for hours.People use to jog there, with or without a dog. Interesting to have a break near the pounds as well, observe ducks and other birds. Walking shoes. As for...more
It took me a visit to another municipality - Anderlecht-, and to know that it had already existed since anno 1000 to see my interest rise in WSP history. The ancient name of the area "Wolewe" was first used circa 1117.How astonishing to imagine that, from some meadows dedicated to farming and agriculture, the area had turned into a home of those...more
At top left, see the Woluwé-St-Pierre town hall spire...Something I appreciate there is that from the bench I sat on, I still saw cars passing by, in Av. de Tervuerenlaan...but the place at the cornice was just quiet. Off course, the deeper & further you enter th park, the more you feel like in any wood off Brussels... where you can walk, cycle,...more
and Brussels (Region) is my homecity, meaning I live in Greater Brussels.This is the view from my (small) terrace in summer. In winter, it's all grey... yes! grey trees, not grey concrete blocks. * My neighbours's female cat ... making noises like a baby crying :-)* Another cat, who was dizzy, drunken from inhaling too much weed and falling from...more