After thousands of pictures taken in and around the city I finally decided to open my website dedicated to anyone from tourists that wish to know more about the major attractions of the city to the long time resident that wants to rediscover Brussels
Asterix et Obelix mural
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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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
This 180 square meters Lucky Luke Comic Strip Mural painting was made by D. Vandegeerde and G. Oreopoulos in 1992. Created by Morris and with over 70 albums published the Lucky Luke comics is one of the most famous and best selling comic books series in Europe. A glimpse of the city of Brussels is added in ...
Prison de Saint-Gilles
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 ...
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Tintin Mural at Stockel Metro Station
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 ...
Cimetière du Dieweg
As in the case of several other cemeteries in Brussels, the Dieweg Cemetery was created following the terrible epidemic of cholera that hit the city in 1866. Due to its rapid saturation caused by the closing of two other cemeteries and population growth, authorities decided to open a new cemetery in 1945 leading to the ...
Happy Metro to You mural by Marc Mendelson
Renowned artist Marc Mendelson wanted to provide a humorous and colorful experience to commuters through his 1974 “Happy Metro to You“ polychrome wood mural at Parc metro station. Born in London in 1915 and member of the Académie Royale de Belgique he his mostly knows for his abstract painting, sculptures, watercolor and modern art work ...
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Monument aux Morts au square des Héros
The monument to the fallen heroes of World War I was erected at square des Héros by the Municipality of Uccle (one of the 19 that compose the Brussels-Capital Region). Famous artist and sculptor Léandre Grandmoulin was given the task to erect a sculpture that would show honor and gratitude to the soldiers who paid ...
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The Former de Cleves-Ravenstein Mansion also commonly known as Hotel Ravenstein is the last standing example of the aristocratic mansions built between the end of the XV century and the beginning of the XVI century. This brick and sandstone building of late Brabant Gothic style was originally part of a vast building complex, divided and ...
Notre Temps Mural at Hankar Metro station
The wildly colorful “Notre Temps” fresco was painted on the ceilings and walls of the Hankar STIB Metro station by Roger Somville, leader of the Belgian Expressionists Movement. The mural uses a lot of bright and strident colors in shades of orange and red to represent the struggles of the working class to attain social ...
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La Maison Cauchie (The Cauchie House in English or Het Cauchiehuis in Nederlands) was built by architect, painter and decorator Paul Cauchie in 1905 to be his personal residence. The amazing facade is completely decorated with sgraffito and is considered to be one of the best examples of Brussels’ Art Nouveau. The Cauchie House is ...
La Chaloupe d?or
La Chaloupe d’Or (Den Gulden Boot in Dutch) is a popular café restaurant located right in the heart of Brussels at it’s famous Grand place. Since medieval times and until the 14th Century here stood the guildhall of the tailors association. Remnants of that era like the statue of Saint Homobonus, patron saint of business ...
La Fleur en Papier Doré
The La Fleur en Papier Doré small maisonnette style house dating from the middle of the 18th century was once home to the convent of the sisters of Saint-Vincentius but somewhere in the first half of the 20th century changed vocation. Owned by Geert Van Bruaene (nicknamed le petit Gerard) the pub “La Fleur en Papier ...
Cimetière de Laeken
The Laeken cemetery is the oldest of all the cemeteries in Brussels still in function. Very popular among tourists and residents alike it’s often dubbed as the little brother of the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris. The Cimetière de Laeken rose massively in popularity when the Royal family chose the adjacent Notre-Dame de Laeken Church as ...
Snowing in Brussels
2009 so far has brought us some unusually cold weather that has swept for a week now all over Europe. Some cities of Belgium have even broken records for the lowest temperatures of the last decade. The cold wave did not only bring negative aspects though as it dramatically changed for a brief moment our ...
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Notre-Dame de Laeken
l’Église Notre-Dame de Laeken (Our Lady of Laeken Church) is well known as the official burial place for Belgium’s kings and queens. The Construction of this church began in 1854 to honor the memory of the first Queen of the Belgians Louise-Marie, who died in 1850. The architect J. Poelaert was chosen after a competition was held, ...
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Le Roi des Belges
Strategically located right in the trendy place Saint Géry Le Roi des Belges is a popular laid back atmosphere café with a nice terrace and some good background music. Calm during the daytime it gets quite busy and packed at night sometimes featuring a DJ. The menu offers a mix of good but simple ...
Cook & Book
Cook & Book is an amazing new concept of nine very classy bookshops all grouped together where each runs its own specific theme. The novelty is that they are at the same time restaurants where one could come for a simple drink or enjoy a full meal while browsing for his favorite books. There are ...
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stoemp avec saucisse
Stoemp avec saucisse or in English Stoemp with sausages is a Traditional Belgian dish made of mashed potato mixed with vegetables (the Stoemp portion) and served in this case with Belgian sausages. Quite a few different variations exist as it could be served with many kids of meat: Chicken, Duck, Rabbit, Carbonnade, steak, Pork cutlet ...
Brussels Jazz Marathon 2008
The Brussels Jazz Marathon 2008 just ended this week-end for its 13th consecutive edition. 125 concerts were spread out from Friday to Sunday through outdoor stages for the biggest venues and the remaining larger portion indoors of around 50 bars, pubs and cafés of Brussels. And best of All it’s once again 100% FREE… ...
The Café Metropole is the bar and restaurant of the prestigious Hotel of the same name. Superbly decorated it is the last 19th century French Renaissance-style Hotel to have survived in Brussels. The magnificent terrace is heated during the winter but it’s inside that you can really experience the luxurious decor. Location: View Larger Map The entrance of ...
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Pavillon du Bonheur Provisoire
The Pavillon du Bonheur Provisoire is 600 meters cube temporary building that’s entirely made out of empty Jupiler cases of beer, 33 000 to be exact. The Pavilion of Temporary Happiness is an extension of the Atomium’s Expo 58 and holds an exhibition about the history of the World?s Fairs. To complete this giant ...
Atomium Expo 58
On April 17th 1958, under a grey sky, Expo 58 opens its doors to visitors for a period of six months. By staging this prestigious exhibition, Belgium wants to show its know-how in such varied fields as atomic energy, metallurgy, urbanism and transport. The Atomium, spectacular symbol of the atomic age is the sole survivor ...
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Quick et Flupke
The Quick & Flupke mural is located at 195 Rue Haute, 1000 Brussels. Quick et Flupke is another comic strip created by famous writer Hergé about two young boy and their adventures in the streets of Brussels. The two kids always seem to inadvertently wreak havoc and perpetually get into trouble with the neighborhood and ...
A l?Imaige Nostre-Dame
Like most well kept secrets A l’Imaige Nostre-Dame is not easy to find and one would need to be really lucky to simply stumble into it. Located at the end of a long and narrow alleyway it is one of the oldest cafés of Brussels. Having a unique and authentic feeling to it, this pub ...
Parc de Woluwe
Remarkably well preserved the 186 acres strong Parc de Woluwe is a bowl of fresh air just 10 minutes outside of the city center. The Woluwe Park was Built between 1895 and 1899 by a Frenchman named Laîné under the orders of King Leopold II who had envisioned an English style park made out of ...
fete de l?Iris hosted by Piknik Elektronik
Another Cool event nearby the main concert stage was the Piknik Elektronik at Place Du Musée (just next to the Mont des Arts) which featured from noon until 22:00 a set of DJ’s playing electronic music. All this was setup around 800 square meters of green grass lawn recreating a park/festival rave atmosphere. Location: View Larger ...
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Fete de l?Iris Abba Mania concert
The main concert of the 11th of Mai at the Fête de l’Iris featured at 20:00 ABBA Mania . This band created in 1999 has been one of the most successful ABBA cover band to date playing 18 consecutive weeks at London ’s West End Theatre. Famous around the globe they have to date traveled as ...
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Fete de l?Iris Abbey Road concert
The first of the two main acts on the free concerts of the Fête de l?Iris started at 18:00 on the 11th of Mai with the Belgian Beatles tribute band Abbey Road setup again right next to the Royal Palace of Brussels. Formed in 1987 the band made of Yves Laloux, Alain Pire, Dimitri Deboutte ...
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Fete de l?Iris Ozark Henry concertMore articles from this author:
The third part and main act of the Fête de l?Iris on the 10 of Mai was featuring the band Ozark Henry performing at 22:00. Involved through his life in several bands Piet Goddaer really gained recognition and celebrity when his Ozark Henry solo act which his 4th and latest album was released in 1999. Here ...
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