To have a pied-à-terre in Brussels and to have it be on Rue de la Cigogne.
Street of the Stork.
The 1780 “porch” at the Rue Rempart des Moines entrance.
I think I see the house. (And check out the beautiful streetlamp.)
The pink one on the left.
Yes, that’s the one.
Looking back. Sigh. . .
Or maybe this house with the little door?
Or the one with the stone lintel from 1596?
Leaving by the entrance on Rue de Flandre.
Rue de la Cigogne is a ruelle or alleyway about 70 m. (230′) long between Rue Rempart des Moines and Rue de Flandre in the neighborhood of Dansaert.
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All day all over the city every person
Wanders a different city, sealed intact
And haunted as the abandoned subway stations
Under the city. Where is my alley doorway?
— Robert Pinsky, from “City Elegies — I. The Day Dreamers“