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Designed by Horta and finished by Brunfaut the second busiest train station in Belgium opened in 1956 and only counts 6 platforms. On the exterior walls next to the main entrance a commemorative art work reminds us of the popular neighbourhood of the Cantersteen and Putterij that had to be razed for its construction
Designed by Horta and finished by Brunfaut the second busiest train station in Belgium opened in 1956 and only counts 6 platforms. On the exterior walls next to the main entrance a commemorative art work reminds us of the popular neighbourhood of the Cantersteen and Putterij that had to be razed for its construction
Beaux-arts museum with the palace of the prince of Lorraine still dominating left hand side with walled garden where now are office of the Court des Comptes. Right hand side also has other construction than today
Beaux-arts museum with the palace of the prince of Lorraine still dominating left hand side with walled garden where now are office of the Court des Comptes. Right hand side also has other construction than today
Building in the process of demolition. Rue du Musée (equally disappeared), 16th century
Building in the process of demolition. Rue du Musée (equally disappeared), 16th century
A tradition going back at least 710 years, the Meyboom (or maypole tree), was planted today. It is therefore the oldest folkloric tradition in Brussels, but much less commercialised than the Ommegang, which makes it the most authentic as well.
A tradition going back at least 710 years, the Meyboom (or maypole tree), was planted today. It is therefore the oldest folkloric tradition in Brussels, but much less commercialised than the Ommegang, which makes it the most authentic as well.
Unfortunately the neighbourhood of the Meyboom - les Bas-Fonds- has been severely scarred by the implantation of administrative offices. Luckily the Meyboom tradition persists, for probably longer than 710 years because it has all the symbols of the ancient pagan feast of midsummer: and ode to the sun, nature and the beginning of harvest
Unfortunately the neighbourhood of the Meyboom - les Bas-Fonds- has been severely scarred by the implantation of administrative offices. Luckily the Meyboom tradition persists, for probably longer than 710 years because it has all the symbols of the ancient pagan feast of midsummer: and ode to the sun, nature and the beginning of harvest
Brussels in 1868. Painter was looking at eastward,but exactly?  By Jean-Baptiste Van Moer: Fin-de-Siècle museum
Brussels in 1868. Painter was looking at eastward,but exactly? By Jean-Baptiste Van Moer: Fin-de-Siècle museum
Very early plan of Brussels: 12th century: a city of marches, steens or noble houses and the Zenne river. Here photographed in my favourite bar le Marais
Very early plan of Brussels: 12th century: a city of marches, steens or noble houses and the Zenne river. Here photographed in my favourite bar le Marais
Architects are jealous of this; a square w actual people about, no digital mock-up. Perspective from above on the Parvis of the Cathedral
Architects are jealous of this; a square w actual people about, no digital mock-up. Perspective from above on the Parvis of the Cathedral
The former ducal/imperial palace on the Coudenberg, here in full glory before it was destroyed in an inferno in 1731. Now parc royal and modern royal palace
The former ducal/imperial palace on the Coudenberg, here in full glory before it was destroyed in an inferno in 1731. Now parc royal and modern royal palace
Grand Place on 1890 during the daily market
Grand Place on 1890 during the daily market
Chapel of the St.Jan-Berchmans school, formerly collège saint-Michel, near Chapelle Railway station
Chapel of the St.Jan-Berchmans school, formerly collège saint-Michel, near Chapelle Railway station
A photo of transition: the newly built North-Midi underground connection requires all steam engines to be pulled by the first generation of electrical locomotives because of the smoke underground. Here pictured with wooden GCI-wagons at Chapelle/Kapellekerk station. Early 1950s?
A photo of transition: the newly built North-Midi underground connection requires all steam engines to be pulled by the first generation of electrical locomotives because of the smoke underground. Here pictured with wooden GCI-wagons at Chapelle/Kapellekerk station. Early 1950s?
Au Bon Marché on place Rogier in festive mood: note the British and American flags honouring the liberators. A shame it’s no longer in original use
Au Bon Marché on place Rogier in festive mood: note the British and American flags honouring the liberators. A shame it’s no longer in original use
Tervuren avenue in its heyday
Tervuren avenue in its heyday
Finally some recognition for the Midi Tower: the Excellent beer by l’Ermitage and super design by @krump.krump.krump
Finally some recognition for the Midi Tower: the Excellent beer by l’Ermitage and super design by @krump.krump.krump
Today the Axa HQ next to the equestrian statue of Léopold II
Today the Axa HQ next to the equestrian statue of Léopold II
Rue de la Régence former police office
Rue de la Régence former police office