Here’s one little dream. . .

To have a pied-à-terre in Brussels and to have it be on Rue de la Cigogne.

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

One thought on “Here’s one little dream. . .

  1. Ah, yes, the pied-a-terre dream. I too have a pied-a-terre dreams, only i have them for many cities, not just one. By the way, Robert Pinsky will be speaking at the JFK Library soon, if you happen to be in Boston when he is here.

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