Op de terugweg van Brussel, Februari 2022 - On my way back from Brussels, February 2022

Op de terugweg van Brussel, Februari 2022 - On my way back from Brussels, February 2022

Tuesday February 22, 2022

I visited Brussels and the exhibition in Bozar: Rinus Van de Velde - Inner Travels. I went by train, because I don't know how to get there by car. Even if I would know how to drive to that location, it's not something I would enjoy. Brussels is not a fun city to drive through if you are used to the country side and small villages. I don't look back fondly on the time I dared to drive to the center of our capital to visit a concert ... many decades ago. ;)

I can enjoy to travel by train outside of rush hour. There are many connections between Zottegem and Brussels, and there is a lot of free space inside the wagons. I didn't travel by train in a long while, it was at least 3 years ago. Corona didn't inspire me to get out by train, but before that time I was already very attached to my car. Today, it felt very natural, as an extended Inner Travel, to sit on a train back to the station of Zottegem. There were few passengers. Time flew by. I took this picture of one of the stations we passed. People with luggage were getting ready to hop on a train to travel to their destination.

When I arrived back in Zottegem, I had to walk to the free parking space on the other side of the city. It's a choice I made because I didn't wanted to pay for parking. I'm frugal, ... it means I don't like to spend money that I don't need to spend. On the city square, the market traders were packing up their stuff after the weekly market.  Only the hamburger stand was still serving its customers. I could resist the temptation because I knew these hamburgers always smells better than they taste. I was only away for a couple of hours but it felt like I travelled far, to another universe ... and back again.

40 x 40 cm
Hilde Goossens

Hilde Goossens


hilde renata van lierde
Rita Boon
Arij van der Stelt
Klaas De Clercq
Wivina Ockier
Eve Renders
Martin JOLY
Postelmans Annie
Pia Cabuy
Kristof Maler
Trees De Brabander