Archive for February, 2008

Taverne Manneken Pis

Posted 19 February 2008 | By | Categories: bars and cafés | 1 Comment

The Manneken Pis tavern will be hard for anyone to miss since its located at one of the most recognizable places of the city. Once facing of the iconic Manneken Pis statue turn 180 degrees and you will be standing right in front of it. Outside view Entering the tavern enjoying the feel of its […]

WTC tower I and II

Posted 18 February 2008 | By | Categories: Skyscraper | No Comments

The World Trade Center tower 1 and 2 which were respectively built in 1973 and 1974 are at 102 meters and 28 floors high the 9th tallest buildings of the city of Brussels. They are located just in front of the Brussels North train station at 30 Boulevard du Roi Albert II.  

Billy the Cat mural

Posted 17 February 2008 | By | Categories: urban art | 1 Comment

The Billy the Cat mural can be found at 24 Rue d’Ophem. The Belgian Duo Stephen Desberg and Stéphane Colman are the ones to have created this comic strip in 1981. They currently have 11 albums made and an animated cartoon show inspired from comic strip was produced in 1996.  

Villa Germaine

Posted 16 February 2008 | By | Categories: Art Nouveau | No Comments

The Villa Germaine with its colorful bricks and lovely tiles is another fine example of Art Nouveau. Its located around square Ambiorix at 24 avenue Palmerston.

Eglise Saint-Joseph

Posted 15 February 2008 | By | Categories: Churches | No Comments

L’église Saint-Joseph or in English the Saint-Joseph Church is the core and heart of the “Quartier Leopold”, this national monument celebrating Belgium’s patron saint, was built between 1842 and 1849 and was designed by T.-F. Suys, architect of the “Civil society for the Extension and Embellishment of Brussels” which was at the origin of this […]

Compte Charles Woeste statue

Posted 14 February 2008 | By | Categories: statue | 1 Comment

Charles Woeste (1837-1922) was a Lawyer and an important Political figure of Belgium. He played a big role in the foundation of the Catholic Party in his earlier career then moved onto being a member of the parliament and eventually became Minister of Justice. As gratitude for his service to the country in 1914 and […]

Tour du Midi

Posted 13 February 2008 | By | Categories: Skyscraper | 2 Comments

La tour du Midi which would be roughly translated in English into the South Tower is the tallest building of Brussels and of the whole country of Belgium as well. With 32 stories it stands at 150 meters or 162 depending if you include the antenna. The South Tower was build by the state between […]

Delirium Tremens Café

Posted 12 February 2008 | By | Categories: bars and cafés | No Comments

The Delirium Tremens Café has a selection of 2000 different beers which makes the menu handed out by the waiter seem even thicker than your yellow pages phone book directory. Not surprisingly then that under these circumstances on the 9 January 2004 it has won the very prestigious Guinness book of world records for being […]

Moules et Frites

Posted 10 February 2008 | By | Categories: Belgian specialties | 1 Comment

Moules et Frites is a very typical Belgian dish composed of steamed mussels served with fries and a bit of mayonnaise. Usually always comes with a beer but alternatively some prefer wine to it. Quick snapshot of last nights diner   Want to try and make them in the comfort of your own home ? […]

Hotel Van Eetvelde

Posted 08 February 2008 | By | Categories: Art Nouveau | No Comments

The Hotel Van Eetvelde is a magnificent Art Nouveau townhouse that was designed in two stages by Victor Horta. The bold facade of no.4, with its visible metal structure, dates from 1895. The architect has been particularly innovative with this, as well as with the interior spaces, which are organized around a glassed in area […]

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