I found myself in Brussels, Belgium, last week.
On Saturday I wandered my way into some sort of parade which ended up on the square in the old city center (Place du Grand Sablon).
I didn't understand a bit of it as it was going on, and though I tried to research it later couldn't get the full story.
Even the descriptions on the Internet are confusing (and generally poorly auto-translated from French) and seemed to conflate some kind of August planting of the May-Pole (Meyboom) festival with other folkloric events.
It seems to have involved a wedding, the peeing boy fountain, Poepedroegers (?), Gardevils (?), large puppet-like figures, various small marching bands, the Company or companions of St Laurent, and that most precious commodity - beer!
But without further ado, here are some photos from this event, and a photo or two of the square.
One of the bands chills out
I came; I saw; I shot; I shared.