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Europe’s biggest graffiti wall along tram station De Wand

Europe’s biggest graffiti wall along tram station De Wand

Posted 16 July 2010 | By | Categories: urban art | 14 Comments

The largest fresco of Belgium can now be admired along the walls of the De Wand tram station in Laeken. Just a stone’s throw from the Atomium along tramway lines 4, 19 and 23 the De Wand station is a symbolic crossing point between the suburbs and the city of Brussels. Entitled “The Walk”, this […]

Brosella Folk and Jazz Festival in Osseghem Park

Brosella Folk and Jazz Festival in Osseghem Park

Posted 11 July 2010 | By | Categories: Cultural event | 5 Comments

The open-air Green Theatre in Laeken’s Osseghem Park, hosted this year again the 34th edition of the free and annual Brosella Folk & Jazz Festival. Twenty concerts are spread over two days and featured in this lovely leafy-green setting. The first day is dedicated to folk musicians and the second to jazz. The pictures are […]

Nuestros Silencios by Rivelino in Brussels Louise

Nuestros Silencios by Rivelino in Brussels Louise

Posted 08 July 2010 | By | Categories: Art | 1 Comment

After Madrid and Lisbon, Brussels is next in hosting from April 21 to July 15, the 2010 Mexican traveling exhibition Nuestros silenciosa. Made by sculptor and artist Rivelino it was launched to promote the bicentennial anniversary of Mexico’s independence. Composed of 10 busts in bronze and an 11th, special “touch” box for the blind it’s […]

Mural art at Place Poelaert

Mural art at Place Poelaert

Posted 07 July 2010 | By | Categories: urban art | 1 Comment

I liked the illusion created by this mural of  an extra pair of windows on the walls of  this Artisanal leatherwork shop. I stumbled into it after the elevator ride that connects the ville haute and ville basse of  Brussels (the Upper Town and lower Town) on the corner of rue de l’épée and Rue […]

Parc Félix Hap

Parc Félix Hap

Posted 05 July 2010 | By | Categories: Parks | No Comments

Some things just manage to keep a low profile and remain hidden little gems which surely could describe the Felix Hap park. Although located in a very urban part of Brussels and tucked away behind a wall, the Parc Félix Hap is one of the best kept secrets of Etterbeek. Considered by many the the […]

Tribute to Hergé fresco by Mezzo in Laeken

Tribute to Hergé fresco by Mezzo in Laeken

Posted 04 June 2010 | By | Categories: urban art | 4 Comments

Mural art realized by Mezzo, the creator of the King of the Flies comic strip illustrations as a tribute to Hergé. Mezzo of his real name Pascal Mesemberg was born in Drancy in 1960. At the age of 17, he began his career by sending illustrations in various magazines and graphzines Paris where he published […]

Zinneke Parade

Zinneke Parade

Posted 30 May 2010 | By | Categories: Cultural event | 3 Comments

Born 10 years ago as part of Brussels 2000, European Capital of Culture the Zinneke Parade has now grown into a biennial exuberant celebration where around 2500 local volunteers from various schools, collectives and organizations converge into the city center in a carnival atmosphere. Each edition has it’s own theme where participants create their colorful […]

Brussels under the snow

Brussels under the snow

Posted 20 May 2010 | By | Categories: snow | 4 Comments

As most of you probably already know the winter 2009-2010 was one the coldest we have experienced in Europe in a very long time. Brussels was no exception to this and the initial sense of  fun and excitement of having snow stay for a few days slowly became irritating and in the end frankly outright […]

Marché de Noël de Bruxelles

Marché de Noël de Bruxelles

Posted 21 December 2009 | By | Categories: Christmas | 2 Comments

Although  not even ten years old, the Brussels Christmas market has made a big impact on the Brussels landscape over the Christmas holidays. Today, it would be hard to imagine passing into the new year without it. Initiated by the City of Brussels’ the Christmas market is laid out within it’s center along a two kilometer […]

Institut Royal pour Sourds Muets et Aveugles

Institut Royal pour Sourds Muets et Aveugles

Posted 25 October 2009 | By | Categories: Architecture | No Comments

Now classified as a protected monument the Institut Royal pour Sourds Muets et Aveugles de Woluwé Saint Lambert was Built in Neo-Gothic Style around 1878 and has served as a  school for the Hearing and Visually Impaired ever since. It is located at 278-284 Avenue Georges Henri , Woluwe-Saint-Lambert 1200. Location of the Institut Royal […]

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