Archive for August, 2008

Cityscape wooded sculpture by Arne Quinze

Posted 31 August 2008 | By | Categories: Sculpture | 1 Comment

Created for the duration of two years the Quartier Louise was enlightened by this vast 40 meters by 25 meters wooden sculpture created Arne Quinze. its opening periods are from 14 September 2007 until Monday 14 September 2009. Speaking about the sculpture Arne Quinze goes on to say: CITYSCAPE resembles a frozen movement; speed caught […]

La Colonne du Congrès et de la Constitution

Posted 25 August 2008 | By | Categories: monument | 1 Comment

La Colonne du Congrès et de la Constitution or in English The Congress Column was Erected between 1850 and 1859, and designed by architect J. Poelaert with the collaboration of five sculptors, this monument inspired by the Trajan column celebrates the 1830 National Congress that promulgated the Belgian Constitution. It glorifies Belgium’s independence (allegories of […]

Make your voice heard with la Pasionaria

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

The loud-hailer La Pasionaria is the work of artist Emilio Lopez-Menchero. It was inaugurated on July 7, 2006  and is located at the beginning of the Avenue de Stalingrad. Location of la Pasionaria: View Larger Map Photo of la Pasionaria byartist Emilio Lopez-Menchero la Pasionaria is meant as a suggestion to spontaneous self expression

Abbaye de la Cambre

Posted 05 August 2008 | By | Categories: Churches, town hall | 3 Comments

The Abbaye of la Cambre’s attractive main courtyard, with its abbey lodgings flanked by corner pavilions and outbuildings arranged along a semicircular plan, forms a very harmonious 18C ensemble, born of the desire of the abbesses to recreate the atmosphere of their family châteaux. The community usually consisted of about 100 women, many from families […]

Tramway arriving at station Lemonnier

Posted 04 August 2008 | By | Categories: stib | No Comments

A Cable car also called tram car arriving at Lemonnier Stib station. Location of Lemonnier station: View Larger Map The empty tracks lit by the artificial neon light help give the whole place a uncomfortable and eerie feeling. After afew mins wait a cable car finally arrives from the Gare du Midi The Final approach […]

Rue des Six-Jeunes-Hommes tavern sign

Posted 03 August 2008 | By | Categories: Art | No Comments

The sign of a former tavern in this neighborhood, it perpetuates the memory of six young jokers seeking zwanzes (a Flemish word for pranks) under the harsh rule of the Spanish Duke of Alba. Examples of their efforts included replacing holy water in the churches with ink and attaching old ladies attending Mass to one […]

Meyboom 2008 celebrations preview

Posted 02 August 2008 | By | Categories: Cultural event | No Comments

A repetition for the Meyboom Celebrations was held today at the Grand Place a week ahead of the official date of the 9th of August. This is the longest lasting folkloric tradition of the city of Brussels held yearly since 1213 and celebrating it’s 693rd edition. The celebration features a procession of eight colorful costumed […]

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