Archive for June, 2009
Woluwe-Saint-Lambert Windmill

Woluwe-Saint-Lambert Windmill

Posted 29 June 2009 | By | Categories: Windmill | No Comments

Le moulin à vent de Woluwe-Saint-Lambert was built around 1767 in Esplechin, near Tournai and nearly vanished due to competition from flour mills. The passion of one man, Doctor Duthoit, saved it. Purchased by the doctor in the 1930’s and carefully restored, the mill went through its second childhoold in Arc-Ainieres, in the province of […]

Lucky Luke Comic Strip Mural

Lucky Luke Comic Strip Mural

Posted 24 June 2009 | By | Categories: urban art | 5 Comments

This 180 square meters Lucky Luke Comic Strip Mural painting was completed by D. Vandegeerde and G. Oreopoulos in 1992. Created by Morris and now with over 70 albums published the Lucky Luke comics is one of the most famous and best selling comic books series in Europe. Few might have noticed but a glimpse of the […]

Prison de Saint-Gilles

Prison de Saint-Gilles

Posted 16 June 2009 | By | Categories: Prison | 6 Comments

The prison de Saint-Gilles, which replaced Carmes prison in the Sablon, was built between 1878 and 1884 and was the work of the engineer, Francois Derré the architect, Joseph Dumont. The jail is in a purely Tudor style that resembles a medieval castle or fort and was built according to the ideas of 19th century […]

Tintin Mural at Stockel Metro Station

Posted 07 June 2009 | By | Categories: subway | 18 Comments

The Adventures of Tintin Mural located inside the Stockel Metro Station is definitely one of most impressive of the city of Brussels. The sketches featuring all of the 140 characters of The Adventures of Tintin Comic Strip are displayed on both sides of the 135 meters long underground station’s wall. These were drawn by Hergé […]

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