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Brosella Folk and Jazz Festival in Osseghem Park

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 taken on the second day and feature the Avishai Cohen Quintet. More information about the festival itself can be found here.

Photos of Brosella Folk and Jazz Festival (location):

Zinneke Parade

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 and extravagant costumes while various musicians, dancers and actors join in for the fun in what could be best described as a street opera. This year’s 6th Edition theme was : A table/Aan tafe best translated into “Have a meal” or “Come to the Table”.

Photos of the Zinneke Parade 2010

Complete set of 180 pictures:

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Bruxelles les Bains

Every summer from mid-July to mid-August a stretch of the canal Willebroek is transformed into to a waterside tropical beach scene with the help of lots of sand and palms trees. The holiday atmosphere of Bruxelles les Bains is guaranteed with the multitude of small themed bars and restaurants serving specialty foods and drinks from (among other places) Cuba, Brazil, Colombia, Congo, India, Spain, Vietnam and Morocco.

Visitors can attend daily free concerts or play various sports such as: Rugby, Football, Volleyball, Pétanque, climbing, Frisbee,etc. Special attractions for kids are also featured.

Location of Bruxelles les Bains:

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Photos of Bruxelles les Bains:

Entering Bruxelles les Bains

The beach is a popular spot for young families with their children

Kids trying to cool off from the summer heat

Mini golf session

Things aren’t always as easy as they appear

One of the many food stalls this one serving African specialties

Brazilian cocktail bars

Nothing like sipping a cold Caïpirinha in the sun

A few Volleyball courts are available

What about a little game of Pétanque?

Sports for all ages

BBQ Food specialties

The chief cook proudly posing for the picture

back on the beach with the toddlers

Trampoline for kids

Long chairs and cocktails

On my way out

Meyboom 2008 celebrations preview

A repetition for the Meyboom Celebrations was held today at the Grand Place a week ahead of the official date of the 9th of August. This is the longest lasting folkloric tradition of the city of Brussels held yearly since 1213 and celebrating it’s 693rd edition. The celebration features a procession of eight colorful costumed giants and a marching band on its journey from the Place du Sablon to the Grand Place.

itinerary of the Meyboom celebrations procession:

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Photos of the Meyboom 2008 repetition:

Start of the procession

Giants arriving

Marching Band

Parading around at the Grand Place

The Giants:




Baby Giant





The Recyclart is a non-profit urban pilot project with the vocation of turning the old abandoned train station of Chapelle-Kapellekerk and its abandoned neighborhoods into a vibrant multi-purpose cultural center proposing everything from concerts to exhibitions. The bands featured in the pictures were Comets on fire and Creature With The Atom Brain. The agenda of upcoming events can be found here.


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Photos of le Recyclart:

From the outside

View as you enter

Opposite corner

Bar where old train ticketing counters were

Sound technicians


The back

Graffiti ridden toilets

Comets of Fire concert

Ethan Miller singing and on guitar

Ben Chasny

Ben Flashman

Ethan Miller

Noel Harmonson

Opening act featuring Creature With The Atom Brain