Archive for October, 2008

Cimetière d’Ixelles

Posted 29 October 2008 | By | Categories: Cemetery | 2 Comments

The Cimetière d’Ixelles or Ixelles Cemetery is located in Ixelles and is one of two major cemeteries of Belgium where many well-known figures are buried. Surrounded by a 800 meters long wall the Ixelles Cemetery is impressive in size with it’s five hectares. Open Daily until 4:30PM Location of the Ixelles Cemetery: View Larger Map […]

Lincoln comic strip mural

Posted 20 October 2008 | By | Categories: urban art | No Comments

Lincoln, is a popular French comic strip created by Jérôme, Olivier & Anne-Claire Jouvray which portraits the theme of the lonely cowboy. The main character Lincoln is a lost soul drifting across the country without any purpose in life. One day God crosses his path and promising him happiness and immortality sets him on a […]

Première enceinte de Bruxelles

Posted 18 October 2008 | By | Categories: Old town wall | 3 Comments

The “Première enceinte de Bruxelles” is French for the first walls of Brussels, wich are a series of fortifications that were built around the city and date back from the 13th Century. Along the 4 KM long walls, forty individual towers were built as defenive measures where entry within the walls was possible by seven […]

American Indian street performers

Posted 06 October 2008 | By | Categories: Street artist | 5 Comments

American Indian street street artists performing at the corner or Rue du Marché aux Herbes and Agora Square. Seems to be the new rage right now in Europe. South Americans which dress up like North American Indians playing music with South American instruments and chanting unauthentic & stereotypical songs. Well from the crowds that gather […]

Etangs d’Ixelles

Posted 03 October 2008 | By | Categories: Ponds | 5 Comments

From the four originals pounds of Les Étangs d’Ixelles (French for The Ixelles Ponds) only two have survived the 1860 campaign of drying the Maalbeek valley wetlands. The Ixelles Ponds are imposing in size at 700X50 metres and were originally an extension of the gardens of the Abbey de La Cambre. Making up a long […]

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