The Midi market is reputed to be the biggest in Europe behind Ventimiglia on the Italian Riviera. On average 450 stand holders (mostly Morrocans) sell here their wares, food, parfums, beauty things, household items, flowers and clothes etc. of all varieties and prices. The market takes place all around the Brussels'Midi train station. It is very easy to reach by public transport (underground, train, tram, bus), but also for car drivers to get to, due to the new immense (paying) car park that has been opened in this area . So many office blocks have grown like mushrooms around here! Each sunday the market opens at dawn and closes around 2 pm.
As the weather was so sunny I thought I could do a walk over there, I hadn't been at the midi market since at least 25 years ! And then only because we had visitors from abroad.
I took the train at Waterloo station (not in London, but here in Belgium) and went to the "Gare du Midi" which means "South Station" . This is the most important station of Brussels where all international trains arrive. It only takes 20 min with the train from Waterloo to Brussels and on Sundays there are special prices so I only payed 3.80 € (!) for a return ticket, without having any parking problems. In the parkhouses I would have payed more than the double as they are quite expensive.
The first stand when you come out of the station sells thermos, coffee machines and other household appliences.
When I walked through the market I thought that I see here more women with scarfs then I had seen in Morocco or Turkey. These are Moroccinian teapots.
Sometimes I wonder if these things haven't "fallen" off a truck !
Tintin was "born" in Brussels and here you see the office building where all decisions are taken.