Archive for July, 2008

Parc Leopold

Posted 23 July 2008 | By | Categories: Parks | 3 Comments

Parc Leopold Park Leopold’s Main entrance on rue Belliard just beyond the Parliament buildings. Set on the edge of the new European Union infrastructures and following on from the Maelbeek Valley, which stretches from the woods at La Cambre and the lakes in Ixelles to square Marie-Louise, this public park is a haven of peace […]

Chapelle de Marie la Miserable

Posted 22 July 2008 | By | Categories: Churches | No Comments

Chapel of Marie la Miserable This Gothic chapel, whose origins certainly date from the 14th century, was modified many times until its restoration in 1970. It evokes the moving story – told by the playwright M. de Ghelderode in his play Marie la Miserable (1952) – of a young peasant girl who became the victim […]

Greenwich café

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

Built in 1914 the Greenwich café is the well-known meeting point of Brussels chess players where at any time of day or night multiple groups of players abound inside. The original decor completed in 1916 gives the pub its pleasant and authentic feel, where probably little changed from the time Magritte apparently frequented the place. […]

Botanique

Posted 16 July 2008 | By | Categories: Parks | 2 Comments

Le Botanique or the Former Botanical Garden Since 1983, this complex hosts the Cultural Center of the French-speaking Community of Brussels and Wallonia. It was built in 1826-29 by T.-F Suys and P.-F. Gineste. The monumental structure is typical of XVIllth century orangeries: a central rotunda with a wing on each side, each ending on […]

Cohn Donnay House

Posted 07 July 2008 | By | Categories: Art Nouveau | No Comments

The originally neoclassical Cohn Donnay house built in 1841 was redone using the Art nouveau style in 1904 by architect Paul Hamesse. His remarkable changes to the façade were limited to the elegant bow-window and the balcony above it. Inside, he tastefully designed furniture which was perfectly integrated with the architecture. Entrance hall, billiard and […]

Ceramic art facade on 147 rue du Rempart des Moines

Posted 06 July 2008 | By | Categories: Art | No Comments

An unusual looking refuge for people recovering from living on the streets that its exterior was neatly covered with handmade ceramic art up to the 1st floor. Location: View Larger Map Photos of the house displaying the ceramic art facade Some detail of the Ceramic art that was made among other things: Carved tiles, patterns, […]

Recyclart

Posted 05 July 2008 | By | Categories: Cultural event | 3 Comments

The Recyclart is a non-profit urban pilot project with the vocation of turning the old abandoned train station of Chapelle-Kapellekerk and its abandoned neighborhoods into a vibrant multi-purpose cultural center proposing everything from concerts to exhibitions. The bands featured in the pictures were Comets of fire and Creature With The Atom Brain. The agenda of […]

Bois de la Cambre

Posted 04 July 2008 | By | Categories: Parks | 1 Comment

Bois de la Cambre in French or Ter Kamerenbos in Dutch In 1852 Napoleon III sold Bois de Boulogne, the woods on the western side of Paris, to the City of Paris. Eight years later, the Belgian government also desirous of providing its capital with a public park sold the 304 acres of the Bois […]

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