Archive for January, 2009

La Fleur en Papier Doré

Posted 29 January 2009 | By | Categories: bars and cafés | 8 Comments

The La Fleur en Papier Doré small maisonnette style house dating from the middle of the 18th century was once home to the convent of the sisters of Saint-Vincentius but somewhere in the first half of the 20th century changed vocation. Owned by Geert Van Bruaene (nicknamed le petit Gerard) the pub “La Fleur en Papier […]

Cimetière de Laeken

Posted 22 January 2009 | By | Categories: Cemetery | 7 Comments

The Laeken cemetery is the oldest of all the cemeteries in Brussels still in function. Very popular among tourists and residents alike it’s often dubbed as the little brother of the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris. The Cimetière de Laeken rose massively in popularity when the Royal family chose the adjacent Notre-Dame de Laeken Church as […]

Snowing in Brussels

Posted 11 January 2009 | By | Categories: snow | 3 Comments

2009 so far has brought us some unusually cold weather that has swept for a week now all over Europe. Some cities of Belgium have even broken records for the lowest temperatures of the last decade. The cold wave did not only bring negative aspects though as it dramatically changed for a brief moment our […]

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