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 â€œThe Walkâ€, this massive work of art was created by 30 graffiti artists from Belgium and beyond was part of a grant from the Brussels’ region for the renovation of public spaces and has grown over the years to become Europeâ€™s biggest graffiti wall with it 4500 square meters. The total cost of the project was of 200 000â‚¬ where 30 artists worked for 9 days and no less than 6000 spray paint cans were used during the process.
I liked the illusion created by this mural of an extra pair of windows on the walls of the Melting Pot Kilo. 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’Ã©pÃ©e and Rue Haute.