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Great PaulVDV 2019-09-08 9:59

Hello Malgo,
I missed this one ...
Am I the one who has inspired you? If so, I have no idea how I've done that.
You can't know that Leuven is the place where I was born. Perhaps you do know that the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) was my employer in recent years.
But I worked in a campus in Brussels.
Regarding the beer: I know you don’t drink beer. But beer is an inextricably linked thing to Belgium.
A few years ago I showed a picture of the longest bar in the country. That photo was taken in Leuven. You saw the picture at the time. See: https://www.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=7&p=1413744
For us Leuven is not a quiet town. It’s full of students :)At least most of the time.
Do you remember Angshuman Chatterjee? He has studied in KU Leuven.
But indeed not many tourists don’t go there.
Here you present us a photo of the quietest part of Leuven: the Great Beguinage (Groot Begijnhof).
Best regards,
Paul

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Old 09-08-2019, 05:38 PM
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Hi Paul, Thanks. Indeed, I didn't know that you were born in Leuven. And it is rather surprising that Angshuman studied there. How it happened? Of course, I have seen the longest bar, in your photo and in my lenses: http://beta.trekearth.com/workshops/...hoto219452.htm. I found Leuven very quiet. Maybe I was there during holidays?

Have a nice evening

Malgo
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:45 AM
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Hi Malgo,

I remember that Angshuman told me once he had studied in KU Leuven.
Probably only a master course (or for him perhaps a second master) or maybe a PhD ... I don't know.
KU Leuven has lots of master courses taught in English and the number of foreign students is growing every year. Also in the campus in Brussels where I worked.

In Belgium the fries are called: frieten (Flemish) or frites (French).
Many people here eat them with mayonnaise but I don't like them neither on that way.

Best wishes,
Paul
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:53 AM
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Hi again Malgo,

Looking at the shadows on your picture I knew you had taken it on a late afternoon.
So it was very very strange that the square wasn't full of people. Than I looked at a calendar of 2004.
6 October 2004 was a Wednesday. It's completely incomprehensible that the square is so empty ...
I don't have an explanation for it ...

Best wishes,
Paul

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Old 09-09-2019, 06:02 AM
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Another one, also empty: https://www.trekearth.com/workshops/...hoto219457.htm

Have a nice week M

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Old 09-09-2019, 07:14 AM
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Unbelievable !
But you can see that many people were expected to come.

Perhaps an emergency plan was announced:
Malgo is coming to visit. Everyone to the shelter.
I really can't explain it.
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