Archive for July, 2009
Musée des Égouts de Bruxelles

Musée des Égouts de Bruxelles

Posted 30 July 2009 | By | Categories: Museum | 3 Comments

Established in one of the two former city toll offices, built in neo-classical style in 1835 and 1836 and designed by A. Payen, the Sewers Museum of Brussels gives an overview of the city’s evolution in terms of public sanitation. These rather small buildings, formerly used to collect a toll on goods entering the city […]

Défilé Militaire du 21 Juillet pour la Fête Nationale Belge

Défilé Militaire du 21 Juillet pour la Fête Nationale Belge

Posted 21 July 2009 | By | Categories: Parade | 2 Comments

Today on the 21st of July, being the Belgian National Day for those who might not know. I headed to the Parc de Bruxelles in the centre of Brussels for the military parade, that takes place every year in front of the Belgian King and the government. Here are some pictures from the Défilé Militaire […]

Blake et Mortimer Mural

Blake et Mortimer Mural

Posted 20 July 2009 | By | Categories: urban art | No Comments

The adventures of Blake and Mortimer in Brussels haven’t always been easy.  The first mural where they were featured uppon at rue du Rempart eventually was brought crumbling down when the house that had welcomed them was demolished. Luckily their absence was short lived and not so long after they reappeared, this time on rue […]

Hotel Hannon

Hotel Hannon

Posted 12 July 2009 | By | Categories: Art Nouveau | No Comments

The Hotel Hannon was completed in 1903 by architect Jules Brunfaut for his friend Edouard Hannon who wanted a townhouse in the much popular at the time Art Nouveau style. Almost demolished in 1965 after the death of Hannon’s daughter when it fell into the wrong hands, it was saved by the town of Saint-Gilles who bought […]

Asterix et Obelix mural

Posted 06 July 2009 | By | Categories: urban art | 2 Comments

This colorful and energetic mural representing The Adventures of Asterix is found on the back wall of a public soccer and basketball playground at 33 rue de la Buanderie. Created by the duo Albert Uderzo (text) and René Goscinny (illustrations) this extremely popular comic strip series has had 33 albums published which have been translated […]

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