Archive for June, 2008

Drug Opera

Posted 29 June 2008 | By | Categories: bars and cafés | No Comments

A rather large English style pub spread over three floor the Drug Opera bar and restaurant takes its name from an old pharmacy that used to occupy previously the same location. Place is rarely ever packed so it makes it a good spot for a drink or some quick food in a calm decor away […]

View over Brussels from 10th floor of Parking 58

Posted 26 June 2008 | By | Categories: View from high up | 1 Comment

You could pass by the shapeless building of the Parking 58 hundreds of times without even noticing it.  Though the structure is uninteresting by itself it does have a surprise in store for those looking to get a free panoramic view from high up of the city of Brussels. All you need to do is […]

Brussels police demonstration Grand Place

Posted 25 June 2008 | By | Categories: Police | No Comments

While I was passing by the Grand Place today I noticed a large crowd gathered and some sort of police demonstration that was going on and decide to take some photos of the event that was already well underway. It was in fact the annual “fastes de la police de Bruxelles Capitale” event that celebrates […]

War Pigeons commemorative statue

Posted 24 June 2008 | By | Categories: statue | 2 Comments

Belgium is most likely the only country in the world to possess a statute to honor the “pigeon soldat” or soldier pigeon and his contribution during both Great World wars. Whether released at 500 m or 100 km from home, even in certain cases over 1,500 km, the messenger pigeon has that fantastic ability to […]

Mini Europe

Posted 19 June 2008 | By | Categories: Theme park | 3 Comments

The theme park of Mini-Europe is one of outstanding quality where all the countries in the European Union are represented here in 1:25 scale models of buildings of socio-cultural, historic and symbolic interest. The 6 acre wide park includes the Acropolis of Athens, Danish houses from the days of the Vikings, Leuven town hall, the […]

Colonial Belgian Architecture

Posted 18 June 2008 | By | Categories: Architecture | No Comments

A few places in the center of Brussels still have remnants it’s colonial times and display Art inspired by the vegetation and animal life of the once Belgian Congo, The most recurrent theme is the banana. As seen here on top of a building at 75 rue Antoine Dansaert The building was erected in 1927 […]

Mappa Mundo

Posted 17 June 2008 | By | Categories: bars and cafés | 1 Comment

In the trendy Halles St.Géry area the Mappa Mundo café is a popular hang with a cosmopolitan crowd set inside a cozy and warm extravagant decor. The terrace is always packed with people in the summertime. Though it features a good selection of beers the Cocktails menu is quite limited but the excellent Caipirinhas, Strawberry […]

Parc Malou

Parc Malou

Posted 09 June 2008 | By | Categories: Parks | 1 Comment

The Parc Malou with its 20 acres is the largest park of Woluwe-Saint-Lambert but also the oldest. Amoung other things It features the Moulin Lindekemale (old mill), The Château Malou (Castle), A large playground for children, a fishermen’s pond, walks along the rivière Woluwe (Woluwe river) and sightings of wildlife such as ducks and swans. […]

Le Roi des Belges

Posted 04 June 2008 | By | Categories: bars and cafés | No Comments

Strategically located right in the trendy place Saint Géry Le Roi des Belges is a popular laid back atmosphere café with a nice terrace and some good background music. Calm during the daytime it gets quite busy and packed at night sometimes featuring a DJ. The menu offers a mix of good but simple foods […]

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