So what of yesterday? A lovely Irish Breakfast in O’Reilly’s; found La Machine steampunk bar very easily (it is about 50 yards from O’Reilly’s) but it was closed; walked up to Fifth Avenue, and it was surprisingly busy given it was only 1pm but no girls to take my fancy. I hung around for a few beers, then went up to Rue d’Aerschot. No one good in the windows, one beer in the Fiesta Café, then came back for a Domino’s Pizza then bed. And that was my Monday! I woke up later but felt too sleepyheaded and hungover to go out again. Just stayed in bed watching old black & white movies on TV in French! And of course the nightly Jean Rollin movies, The Naked Vampire then Requiem for a Vampire, with the delectable Marie Pierre Castel who was obviously Rollin’s muse, unsurprisingly.
Making hard work of this first beer of the day; 1035 already. A cool grey Brussels morning; few spits of rain. I will concentrate on Rue d’Aerschot this afternoon—via Cine Paris, Café Jimmy and Fifth Avenue of course; I have to go through my Stations of the Cross. I would like to check out La Machine, a steampunk-themed bar close to Bourse. And tonight I hope I can check out several new places in Club L’Intime, Reves Table Dance, and the 3 or 4 hostess bars all the way down by Avenue Louise.