La maison des chats


La maison des chats or what would be translated into English as The House of Cats is a Flemish Neo-Renaissance building that won a first prize at the facade Contest organized by the City between 1872 and 1876 in the context of laying out the new Center boulevards. Designed according to the project of H. Beyaert, this building dating from 1874 promotes a “national” style, inspired by local models. The traditional and typical patterns of Flemish architecture are interpreted with it and freedom to show the revival of art and culture in Belgium.

Location of La maison des chats:


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Details of the first floor balcony

second floor balcony


4 Responses to “La maison des chats”
  1. VDK photos 29 September 2008 at 11:12 pm #

    Bonjour,

    Merci pour ta visite et pour ton appréciation. J'utilise un SAMSUNG S800 (8.1 méga) pour les photos et son petit frère le SAMSUNG S500 (5.1 méga) pour la vidéo. Des photos en haute résolution sont à découvrir sur Panoramio à l'adresse http://www.panoramio.com/user/1288663 … à voir notamment les arcades du Cinquantenaire (sans oublier de zoomer sur le fronton)… ou encore la photo de la Sambre à Maubeuge…

    Mon ancienne collection (n° inférieurs à 9000) à elle été réalisée à l'aide d'un PENTAX SFX (argentique bien sûr), la quasi-totalité de cette ancienne collection a été numérisée à l'aide du CANOSCAN 4200F.

    Quelques adresses :
    http://vdkphotos3.skynetblogs.be/ (véhicules publicitaires)
    http://picasaweb.google.fr/vdkphotos http://picasaweb.google.com/VDKphotos2 http://www.transitfan.com/gallery/v/VDKphotos_gal

    Bonne découverte, Jean

  2. Claude 30 September 2008 at 10:06 am #

    Bonjour,

    merci de ta visite et excellente continuation

    Claude

  3. Eledone 17 October 2008 at 3:21 am #

    Très bel endroit! Merci de me faire découvrir des lieux que je ne connais pas! En revanche, sais-tu pourquoi cette maison s'appelle ainsi?

  4. admin 18 October 2008 at 1:43 pm #

    Non j'en ai aucune idée… Rien trouvé a ce sujet sur internet non plus. Je suis si souvent passé a coté sans même remarquer le bâtiment.

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