Archive for March, 2009

Happy Metro to You mural by Marc Mendelson

Posted 29 March 2009 | By | Categories: urban art | No Comments

Renowned artist Marc Mendelson wanted to provide a humorous and colorful experience to commuters through his 1974  “Happy Metro to You”  polychrome wood mural at Parc metro station. Born in London in 1915 and member of the Académie Royale de Belgique he his mostly knows for his abstract painting, sculptures, watercolor and modern art work […]

Monument aux Morts au square des Héros

Monument aux Morts au square des Héros

Posted 22 March 2009 | By | Categories: monument | 1 Comment

The monument to the fallen heroes of World War I was erected at square des Héros by the Municipality of Uccle (one of the 19 that compose the Brussels-Capital Region). Famous artist and sculptor Léandre Grandmoulin was given the task to erect a sculpture that would show honor and gratitude to the soldiers who paid […]

Hotel Ravenstein

Hotel Ravenstein

Posted 15 March 2009 | By | Categories: Architecture | 4 Comments

The Former de Cleves-Ravenstein Mansion also commonly known as Hotel Ravenstein is the last standing example of the aristocratic mansions built between the end of the XV century and the beginning of the XVI century. This brick and sandstone building of late Brabant Gothic style was originally part of a vast building complex, divided and […]

Notre Temps Mural at Hankar Metro station

Posted 07 March 2009 | By | Categories: subway | No Comments

The wildly colorful “Notre Temps” fresco was painted on the ceilings and walls of the Hankar STIB Metro station by Roger Somville, leader of the Belgian Expressionists Movement. The mural uses a lot of bright and strident colors in shades of orange and red to represent the struggles of the working class to attain social […]

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