Archive for December, 2007

Zinneke Pis

Posted 30 December 2007 | By | Categories: statue | 6 Comments

The Zinneke Pis which can be found at the corner of rue des Chartreux and rue du Vieux-Marché is a little bronze statue of a dog peeing. In Brussels dialect the word “Zinneke” would mean bastard dog. it’s the latest (1998) of the three peeing statues that you can find at a short distance from […]

Leopold II

Posted 29 December 2007 | By | Categories: statue | 7 Comments

  Leopold II King of Belgium (1835-1909). This imposing statue of King Leopold II on his horse is found at Place du Trône which is surrounding the Royal Palace.  

Schaarbeek Town Hall

Posted 28 December 2007 | By | Categories: town hall | No Comments

La Maison communale de Schaerbeek or in English the Town Hall of Schaarbeek is a building of Neo-Gothic style that was finished being built in 1887.     Approaching the town hall Just in from of the Schaerbeek town hall from the square From one corner And the other From the back Town hall of […]

Merry Christmas

Posted 25 December 2007 | By | Categories: Christmas | 2 Comments

Best of wishes from the Manneken piss and a merry Christmas to all !   HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Martyrs Square

Posted 09 December 2007 | By | Categories: monument | No Comments

Place des Martyrs or Martyrs square was completed in 1775 on a spot that used to be filled with green grass where drapers came to lay their fabrics to dry. This statue is to remember and honor the death of the 455 patriots who died a Martyrs death in the 1830 uprising The four angels […]

Porte the Hal

Posted 08 December 2007 | By | Categories: Old town wall | No Comments

Porte de Hal is the only surviving of the original seven gates set to protect the city of Brussels within a wall. This medieval construction was build from 1357 to 1373 and was only spared from demolition when the second town walls were dismantled because its vocation had previously been changed into a prison. It […]

Stock exchange

Posted 06 December 2007 | By | Categories: stock exchange | No Comments

The Brussels stock exchange (la Bourse de Commerce) was finished being built in 1873 and is situated in a busy part of the city that is bustling with activity day & night. Arriving from the Boul. Antoine Dansaert catching my first glimpse of the Brussels Stock Exchange Here a closer view of the portico and […]

a closer look at the Town Hall of Brussels

Posted 05 December 2007 | By | Categories: town hall | No Comments

I decided today to post some close up pictures of the Town Hall so you could see the fantastic work of art it is. Here’s a look at the ‘hotel de ville’ from a distance. It dates back quite some time since it’s first foundation-stone was laid in 1401. The left wing Now the right […]

Christmas market

Posted 04 December 2007 | By | Categories: Christmas | 3 Comments

Opened not even a week ago I decided to go for a little stroll this afternoon along the Brussels Christmas market (marché de Noel).For those of you who might be interested it’s opened until the 1st of January this year. My first stop at the Grand place of Brussels which is for those of you […]

Georges-Henri park

Posted 03 December 2007 | By | Categories: Parks | 1 Comment

Here are some pictures of the Georges-Henri park located in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert of Brussels Entrance of the empty park on a cold December day let’s chose to go down this road The Ravensbrück Monument: The Ravensbrück Monument (Thérèse Chotteau, 2000). This monument, dedicated to two women members of the resistance and to their children who died […]

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