PHOTOGRAPHY AND TEXT BY BERT STEPHANI
Chaussées are the old roads that used to be the main connections between the major cities in Belgium before the highway system was built. Today they provide easy access to car dealerships, brothels, gas stations, large furniture stores, restaurants and run down homes.
There's a sense of anonymous loneliness about the chaussées, but they have a lot more attitude than the highway. And that's why, when I have the time, I ride along the chaussées.