Archive for February, 2008

Art nouveau 92 rue Africaine

Posted 29 February 2008 | By | Categories: Art Nouveau | 1 Comment

Located At 92 rue Africaine is a privately owned house that was built in 1903 according to the plans of Architect De Lestré de Fabribeckers. Yet another example of the Art Nouveau Era in Brussels.    

Westmalle Trappist beer

Posted 28 February 2008 | By | Categories: Belgian beer | 1 Comment

For more than 200 years now the monks in the Abbey of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Westmalle have been brewing the famous Westmalle Triple beer. With a high alcohol content of 9% combined with a good mix of hops and malt it is absolutely a delight to drink. Once poured it reveals […]

Girls statues outside the EU Charlemagne Building

Posted 27 February 2008 | By | Categories: statue | No Comments

These Bronzes Statues of young girls are found in front of the Charlemagne building which is one of the many the European Union Institutions of Brussels. They were made by sculptor René Julien in 1998. Located right next to the Shuman subway station at 170 Rue de la Loi.   The set of bronze sculptures […]

Maison Communale d’Anderlecht

Posted 26 February 2008 | By | Categories: town hall | No Comments

La maison communale d’Anderlecht or in English the Anderlecht Town hall was completed in 1879. It was built according to the plans of Architect Van Ysendijck in Flemish neo-Renaissance style and is located at 1 Place du Conseil, 1070 Brussels.   Frontal view of the Anderlecht Town hall   Just under the buildings tower   […]

Cat on a bike sculpture

Posted 25 February 2008 | By | Categories: urban art | 2 Comments

The Cat on a bike is a sculpture made by artist Alain Séchas entitled “La Cycliste” that was ordered by the city of Brussels in 2005 for the sum of 100 000 €. It can be found just in front of the Galeries Royales on the corner of rue Montagne-aux-Herbes-Potagères.  

A la Mort Subite

Posted 24 February 2008 | By | Categories: bars and cafés | No Comments

Opened in 1928, A la Mort Subite is one of the longest continuously opened cafés of Brussels. Currently the 4th Generation of the Vossen family runs the place and they have made it sure that it retains all of its authenticity. Famous artists through the years like Jacques Brel, Maurice Béjart or Annie Cordy used […]

Fountain by Pol Bury

Posted 23 February 2008 | By | Categories: urban art | 2 Comments

This abstract water fountain made of steel was created in 1995 by now deceased artist Pol Bury. It can be found at the junction of Boulevard Albert II and Baudoin.  

Statue Saint-Michel au Marché au poissons

Posted 22 February 2008 | By | Categories: statue | 2 Comments

The Statue of Archangel Michael patron Saint of the city of Brussels can be found standing proudly on top of a building on the corner Rue Locquenghein and Quai au bois de construction just after the Marché aux Poissons.   Saint-Michael trampling Satan

Tours Belgacom

Posted 21 February 2008 | By | Categories: Skyscraper | 1 Comment

The Belcacom towers were build between 1992 and 1994 according to the plans of architects Michel Jaspers & Partners. The buildings serve as headquarters to the Belgacom group, leaders in the Belgian telecommunications sector. At 102 meters (or 134 meters if you include the antenna) and 32 floors it is the 3rd tallest skyscraper of […]

l’’Homme de l’’Atlantide’ statue

Posted 20 February 2008 | By | Categories: statue | No Comments

The Man from Atlantis statue is part of a fountain created in 2003 by sculptor Luk Van Soom. It is Located just in front of the Hilton at 38 Boulevard de Waterloo in between the Porte de Namur and Louise subway station.   Approaching the strange looking statue A closer look at this work of […]

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