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Old September 25th, 2008, 10:47 PM   #1
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19th & 20th century architecture in Brussels

I'm going to post some series of pictures of Brussels i mostly took during last summer. I suppose the grand place and city hall are pretty well known so i'm going to concentrate on the Brussels that developed after it became the capital of an independent Belgium. I personally think this the most interesting and unique part of Brussels anyway.

Expect a lot of art nouveau buildings and some highrises strown about.

Let's start off with a couple of skyline pics:









It might not show but the next pics are all taken in and around the medieval centre
































































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Old September 25th, 2008, 10:51 PM   #2
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Old September 27th, 2008, 12:24 AM   #3
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just south of the gate lies St-Gillis.




































































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Old September 27th, 2008, 12:07 PM   #4
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Nice thread
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Splendid!
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Old September 28th, 2008, 01:55 PM   #6
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Wonderful photo tour. Brussels looks architecturally rich and in some cases very Parisiene in those pics. Thanks for sharing.
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Old September 28th, 2008, 03:35 PM   #7
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Excellent tour, Brussels posesses more than simply the clichéd images we get presented, thank you for sharing!
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Old September 28th, 2008, 04:29 PM   #8
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now a little bit more to the east: around the ponds of Ixelles/Elsene

































































































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Old September 29th, 2008, 07:23 AM   #9
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Very nice!

A lot of art nouveau pearls!

Lookin' forward for the next pics!

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Old September 30th, 2008, 12:26 AM   #10
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Schaarbeek, a bit to the north of the trainstation from the first series




the maison Autrique by Horta, the first art nouveau building in the world.














































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Old September 30th, 2008, 11:44 AM   #11
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My favourite part of Schaarbeek!
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Old October 1st, 2008, 10:31 PM   #12
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Great pics and wonderful architecture!
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Old October 4th, 2008, 07:09 PM   #13
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Finally some older pictures i took last winter.This is the area around the institutions of the European Union and the Royal musea of art and history.
























































There's almost always someone protesting there when I pass the Schuman square. In this case it where angry serbians after the independence of Kosovo






that's it for now
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Old October 4th, 2008, 08:14 PM   #14
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Amazing Brussels
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Old October 7th, 2008, 02:54 PM   #15
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One of my favourite neighbourhoods in Brussels .
The museums in the Parc de Cinquantenaire are just amazing!
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Yes they are, but some of them could use a thorough renovation from the inside, especially the royal museum of arts and history.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 09:44 PM   #17
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I wish it was me who lived in one of those beautiful townhouses..
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Old October 9th, 2008, 05:01 PM   #18
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Yes they are, but some of them could use a thorough renovation from the inside, especially the royal museum of arts and history.
Yes, but I thought some rooms of this museum are being renovated at this time.
And sometimes I like the old-fashioned colonial exhibitionrooms of these museums...
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Old October 10th, 2008, 07:45 PM   #19
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I don't think there are really that much old fashioned exhibition rooms anymore.

I took those pictures the weekend the wonderfull new islam room was opened. The newly renovated rooms about America are among the best in Europe, the new Ocenia rooms are about to open, the collections of romanesque, gothic, renaissance and baroque art got a complete makeover in the last few years and right now they're working on the exhibitions of the middle east, southeast asia and the merovingians.

That only really leaves the art nouveau section, which will also be renovated in the near future, and to a lesser extent the Roman and Greek sections.
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That only really leaves the art nouveau section, which will also be renovated in the near future, and to a lesser extent the Roman and Greek sections.
It' were mainly these old reek and Roman rooms I ment. But I don't think they can change them a lot. The structure is perfect and the 'Apamea'-pillars are very nostalgic. Maybe some more interactive stuff would be welcome.
The Islam Room is wonderful indeed.
And I didn't know there was a Art Nouveau-section in the museum. They could have kept the Cauchie-sgraffito there....
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