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      Alexander Pushkin in Brussels

      Brussels Feb 9, 2017 at 4:04 AM

      Hi, if there is anybody still there...
      I am going to Brussels in May, just read today - it's exactly 180 years since he was killed by a fellow from these places - that there is a statue, a street and even a bus stop in Brussels named after our poet Alexander Pushkin (Pouchkine).
      I have found the statue in Laeken (wonder where this is), between metro stations Belgica and Bockstael. No sign of any street.
      Any idea how I get to this Laeken from Avenue des Merles, 9 à Woluwé Saint Pierre. The good old Google says it should take about an hour on two buses (or maybe they are metro lines). Does it look feasible?
      I do not know much about Brussels, have got a Home Exchange arrangment there - helps to travel economically...

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      by purdey20 Online Now Nov 30, 2007 at 6:07 AM

      Hi, I am searching for relatives of Dirk van der Kleij geb. 1888 in Netherlands and married to a lady from La Louviere (bracquegnies) probably called Lucille Le Blanc? (That isn't sure) They got 2 daughters, 1 living in La Louviere, other living in Charleroi. Dirk van der Kleij lost his thumb in an accident in the mines and till his 65 th birthday, he got an allowance for his invalidity.
      When he divorced his wife, he got back to the Netherlands and married again. I am his granddaughter of his 2nd marriage. I am very anxious to meet someone of his family in La Louviere....

      Many thanks in advance,

      Jose van der Kleij

      3 Answers Dec 20, 2007 at 6:16 AM