Two weeks after the bombings in Brussels, a former Belleville resident brings us up to date on life in that city.
Jeanie Keogh, a former resident of Carrying Place who works in media in Brussels, says the city is back to a “fragile normal” with fewer military personnel in sight.
Keogh says some of the trauma of the bombings are close to her; an American woman who works for a magazine she contributes to is still in a coma.
In an email, Keogh says “a man from my church is in hospital after being hit with shrapnel,” and a Swedish reporter friend who broke the news of the airport bombing was 50 metres from the blast at a check-in counter.
Keogh says the shrine set up in the city centre continues to grow.
Flags from around the world, including her own Canadian flag, representing the 40 nationalities of the victims are strung across the facade of the stock market building.