Pilgrimage 4: Wallonia

This is an episode in “the quest for Jan van Boeckel: From Holland to Bavaria”.

Wallonia and Brussels were the next destinations in my journey in the footsteps of my uncle Jan van Boeckel. During this phase of the pilgrimage I was very happy to get to know, and exchange information, with two wonderful people who are children of  Jan’s friends. This exchange was accomplished thanks to C. who accompanied me and interpreted when the French became too complex.

My time in Wallonia was spent by walking to and through the various locations I have been able to unearth in all the documents, spots where Jan had stayed during his Belgian sojourn. DSC_9504-01-01-01

I realise my posts are getting shorter and shorter, but not to worry. Soon I will be able to interpret the information (heaps)delved and write it all up in some more chapters of the book about Jan. Some of the chapters have already been revised as one of my testreaders is editing the first try-outs.

Now I’m off to the next phase of my journey.  Until we meet again!DSC_9630-01

This is an episode in “the quest for Jan van Boeckel: From Holland to Bavaria”.

2 thoughts on “Pilgrimage 4: Wallonia

  1. Mogromo, this is random–but I wanted to tell you that I always receive some sort of comfort from your tree photos and the idea that you like trees. Not sure why. Steven Baird at ordinary handsome.com also posts great tree photos from time to time, and they have the same effect. As though the love of and the observation of trees somehow connects us unknown individuals and also that there is a kind of emotional impact felt through trees which stand where those who have gone before us have trod. I am sure there is more, but that is what I am thinking today. Hope you are doing well!


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