Archive for February, 2008

Godefroid de Bouillon statue

Posted 07 February 2008 | By | Categories: statue | 3 Comments

The statue of Godfrey of Bouillon is located at Place Royale or in English at Royal Square right in front of the Saint-Jacques-sur-Coudenberg church. Born around 1060 in Baisy-Thy, province of Brabant in what is part of modern-day Belgium he was the first King of Jerusalem. He followed Pope Urban II’s call for the liberation […]

Carillon du Mont des Arts

Posted 06 February 2008 | By | Categories: clock | 4 Comments

Le Carillon du Mont des Arts is a Jacquemart Carillion clock with 24 bells found on a arch of the Mont des Arts. You can notice 12 figurines that represent important historic and folkloric figures of Brussels through the ages. Jacquemart type clocks can be recognized by the character on top which marks every hour […]

Falstaff

Posted 05 February 2008 | By | Categories: bars and cafés | 1 Comment

Le Falstaff is a famous café of Brussels with a classic Art Nouveau decor and a impressive selection of Belgian cuisine. Located at 17 rue Henri Maus it can be found just left of the stock exchange and is well worth a visit. The entrance seen from the other side of the street Falstaff main […]

Grande Synagogue de Bruxelles

Posted 03 February 2008 | By | Categories: Churches | No Comments

La Grande Synagogue de Bruxelles, or in English The Great Synagogue of Brussels is located at 32 Rue de la Regence. It was designed in 1875 by the architect De Keyser in the Romanesque-Byzantine style. The city of Brussels counts today about 15000 residents of the Jewish faith. Close up on the facade  

Don Quichotte et Sancho Panza

Posted 02 February 2008 | By | Categories: statue | No Comments

Don Quixote and Sancho Panza statue at Place d’Espagne. These are the two main characters depicted in Miguel de Cervantes fictional novel Don Quijote de la Mancha published in 1604.

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