Archive for January, 2008

Gare centrale

Posted 21 January 2008 | By | Categories: train station | No Comments

Gare de Bruxelles Central, or in English the Brussels Central train station was opened in 1952. Initially designed by the famous Belgian architect Victor Horta it was Maxime Brunfaut who finished it according to his plans after he died in 1947. With 140 000 daily passengers it is the busiest of all railway stations in […]

Mime with a bicycle

Posted 20 January 2008 | By | Categories: mime | 2 Comments

Mime  all colored of gold with his bicycle on the corner of rue de la colline and rue du marché aux herbes where you can often find some of these artists in Brussels.  

Extended Celtica session

Posted 18 January 2008 | By | Categories: nightlife | Comments Off on Extended Celtica session

Celtica Bar, Friday morning 7:08 AM The last few survivors left sitting at the bar after a long Thursday night at the pub: A dozing off African man, a Swede and a Norwegian.  

Place du Petit Sablon

Posted 17 January 2008 | By | Categories: place | 1 Comment

Place du Petit Sablon, this lovely little miniature garden was built in 1890 and is fenced by a magnificent rough-iron gate that is topped by 48 Paul Hankar designed bronze statues. Each one of them represent one of the Medieval arts and crafts of Brussels. Identifying each and every one of them is quite a […]

Square Marie-Louise

Posted 16 January 2008 | By | Categories: Square | 10 Comments

Square Marie-Louise has its own impressive sized lake surrounded by a little park. it’s in fact one of the only six ponds left in the city of Brussels.   A large sized fountain is found in the middle of the pond walking around the pond Statue of a naked woman surrounded by flowers Closer look […]

the new subways wagons in Brussels

Posted 15 January 2008 | By | Categories: subway | No Comments

The metro network of Brussels (STIB/MIVB) has recently added 15 brand new subway M6/Boa wagons to its fleet. This is one of their latest moves to increase by 40% the capacity of its underground network and add better video security for its passengers on board. These are built by the Spanish CAF company (Construcciónes y […]

Eglise Saint-Servais

Posted 14 January 2008 | By | Categories: Churches | No Comments

Église Saint-Servais or in English the Saint Servatius church of Neo-Gothic style was built in between 1871 to 1876 and is located in the municipality of Schaarbeek.   Saint Servatius church Saint Servatius church from one of its sides From the back the base The upper portion The tower

Eglise Saint Lambert

Posted 13 January 2008 | By | Categories: Churches | No Comments

Église St. Lambert, or in English the Saint Lambert Church is located in the Woluwe-Saint-Lambert municipality of Brussels. The steeple and the central part of this Romanesque church whose origins remain uncertain date back to the 12th Century. At that time it was probably conceived as a village church with one nave. As the population […]

Eglise Sainte-Marie

Posted 12 January 2008 | By | Categories: Churches | 1 Comment

Eglise Royale Sainte-Marie, or in English St. Mary’s Church is located in the municipality of Schaarbeek. Built in 1845 it is somewhat of an oddity since it’s the only Romanesque-Byzantine style church in Brussels. The architect Louis Van Overstraeten who designed it found inspiration from the Basilica di San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy.   Approaching […]

Molenbeek Town Hall

Posted 10 January 2008 | By | Categories: town hall | No Comments

La maison communale de Molenbeek-Saint-Jean or in English the Town Hall of Molenbeek. outside view as you enter the building

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