Judging by one of the posters on the wall, I would guess Diamant is a Bulgarian bar as well; the bar manageress is a black-haired lady; and two of the whores sitting at the table outside look like black-haired Bulgarians as well. I think black hair is a very striking characteristic of Bulgarian women: Emily and her “mother” in Fifth Avenue have got black hair, as does my friend Beatrice in the street. Whores of Brussels are so comfortably aligned with the other people of Brussels, men, women, children, with no problem whatsoever; you wonder why other cities are so scared of them. Is the barmaid’s name really Alice? One of the whores just called her that I’m sure. Brussels is so at ease with their prostitutes (to an outsider’s innocent eye), it is such a nice relaxing environment. Christ, sex is the most natural pleasurable thing in life; it SHOULD be relaxed!