Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors in Ixelles

I did a short trip to Brussels to be briefed before my next mission. But I couldn’t resist an early morning walk before the meetings. Lots of lovely doors. This is my favourite, the Hotel Solvay, a beautiful Art Deco building designed by Victor Horta.


Ixelles is a quiet, beautiful district in Brussels, not crowded with tourists like the Grand Place. There are tranquil parks, such as the Bois de la Cambre, isolated from the hustle and bustle.

I could not get over how deserted it seemed. Away from the main boulevards, there were lots of side streets, with plenty of doors. I was not the only door photographer – people place “To Rent” (A Louer) signs in the fanlights of houses which have been split into apartments, so people looking for a flat will snap a photo on their phone.


It is really easy to get around by public transport in Brussels. You just need to follow the map…



By Dr Alfred Prunesquallor

Maverick doctor with 40 years experience, I reduced my NHS commitment in 2013. I am now enjoying being free lance, working where I am needed overseas. Now I am working in the UK helping with the current coronavirus pandemic.

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