Sunday, 18 October 2009

"Chocolat"

When you have the chance to go to Brussels in Belgium, take a walk through the characteristic little streets around the majestic Grand Place with its architectural wonders, but do not forget to visit the Queen's Gallery (Galerie de la Reine) with its elegant shops but, most of all, with its magnificent chocolate parlours, where the scent of a variety of dark, white, bitter-sweet, gianduja and candy-covering chocolate in all shapes and compositions inserts itself into your nostrils like a bull's nose ring, which makes you obediently walk along tables and shelves full of handmade treasures. Convincing shop assistants know exactly where and how to hit the weakest point in your soul and you cannot resist buying more than necessary, hoping that the ones you love will appreciate these precious gifts rapped up like tiny origami sculptures. Before the treasures are carefully folded away, take one out and let your palate hull you to heaven and then down again: the chords of your senses will suddenly play that symphony you have always been waiting to hear! This, to celebrate my 300th photo with you!
Galerie de la Reine, Brussels

11 comments:

Dina said...

Well! Happy 300th!
A chocolate parlour--heavenly!
You seem to be on a chocolate high while writing this post! LOL
Great description.

Rob said...

Happy 300th! Those chocolates look... how can I say...fantastic! I love belgian chocolate, so maybe I'm biased.

brattcat said...

Happy 300th! This is a delicious post to celebrate your achievement, both in image and in text! Beautifully done.

Gunn White said...

Congratulations with your 300 posts!!:-)
Keep up the good work!

Ann said...

Congratulations on your 300th. Chocolate - don't mind if I do.

Steve Ballmer said...

I get fat just looking at that!

Virginia said...

Between your photograph and your text I'm a tad weak in the knees! Whew, I never knew chocolat could be so ........ well you know! :)
V
PS I think I gained some kilos just reading this one.

Jilly said...

Oh my goodness! Take them away...! Well now, that's a rather nice way to celebrate 300 posts and always such beautiful and sensitive, thoughtful posts too. Many congratulations, D - I still have such happy memories of your visit to Monte Carlo.

Steffe said...

Congrats to 300 posts. This looks very tasty.

Emm said...

Yum. Belgian chocolate is my absolute best!

Naazju said...

Those chocolates looks absolutely scrumptious!