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Old October 9th, 2010, 02:09 PM   #1
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Summer in Brussels

Brussels in the sun

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Old October 10th, 2010, 08:39 AM   #2
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Absolutely amazing pix. Thank you
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Old October 10th, 2010, 09:56 AM   #3
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brüksel ,wow one word ''amazing''
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Old October 10th, 2010, 09:56 AM   #4
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Absolutely amazing, very nice shots indeed; well done Thermo
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Old October 10th, 2010, 10:19 AM   #5
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Great pictures!!! love it!
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Old October 10th, 2010, 10:44 AM   #6
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BTW, that large "flower" carpet (i remember it and from other old photos) is really good, very nice
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Old November 15th, 2010, 12:57 AM   #7
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Summer is fading...
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Old November 15th, 2010, 03:01 AM   #8
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une des meilleures series photos sur BXL...congrat i love it...i miss Brussels now
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Old November 15th, 2010, 03:38 PM   #9
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Merci

Another one of the skyline
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Old November 15th, 2010, 04:17 PM   #10
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Fantastic!
Truly European and stunningly great!
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Old November 15th, 2010, 09:02 PM   #11
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Beautiful buildings both historical and modern.
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Old November 15th, 2010, 10:26 PM   #12
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it looks nice, better than I imagined...

is it hot in summer? and does the city have an active gay scene?
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Old November 16th, 2010, 03:04 PM   #13
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It's not that hot in Belgium during summer..between 25-30°C sometimes up to 35°C but that's only occasionally...

Don't know about the last one...
I guess not...I think you should be in Anterp for that
But i'm not from both cities so I let Thermo answer
Don't expect Tel Aviv, gay scene isn't really noticable in Belgium because it's random and nothing special...
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Old November 16th, 2010, 04:30 PM   #14
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I know there's a "gay area" just next to the Grote Markt/Grand Place.
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You can find more info on the gay bars, etc. on www.visitbrussels.be

But like Josham said, the gay capital of Belgium is Antwerp: http://visit.antwerpen.be/Bezoekerss...e-you-gay.html

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Old November 16th, 2010, 04:54 PM   #15
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But like Josham said, the gay capital of Belgium is Antwerp: [url]
That's your opinion!I think that a lot of people disagree with you.

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A gay capital of Europe
With its legendary BELGIAN LESBIAN AND GAY PRIDE (BRUSSELS), and its monthly “La Démence” one-nighters which are famous across Europe, and its position at the head of the gay movement’s avant-garde…Brussels is also the gay capital of Europe! This shows in the complete integration of its lesbian and gay communities with the rest of the population… and even a statue in honour of gay liberation in the city’s gay district !!

http://www.citytrip-brussels.be/cont...s/en/3889.html
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Old November 16th, 2010, 06:24 PM   #16
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Brussels looks great.
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Old November 16th, 2010, 06:44 PM   #17
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Fantastic city, truly underrated! It's great with the combination of the modern skyline, that could be anywhere in the world, and the mix of French and Dutch architecture. Many streets reminds of Paris.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 12:55 PM   #18
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That's your opinion!I think that a lot of people disagree with you.
I don't think so.

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Fantastic city, truly underrated! It's great with the combination of the modern skyline, that could be anywhere in the world, and the mix of French and Dutch architecture. Many streets reminds of Paris.
Dutch architecture? You mean Flemish architecture
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I don't think so.
You think wrong.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 04:49 PM   #20
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You think wrong.
Ok, you asked for it.

A few months ago there was a program on the Belgian (Flemish) tv about the growing hostility towards gays in Brussels, due to the large number of immigrants (mostly muslims), and the police doing very little about it. The gay quarter in Brussels is next to an 'immigrant' area. Several people said they were leaving the city because of this.

This aside, it's not because a website of the Brussels tourism board(!) claims it's the "gay capital of europe" (what a joke), that it is. Apart from the annual "Gay parade", there aren't much gay events in Brussels.

Antwerp has the "Antwerp Pride" festival (which takes 5 full days, with activities and visibility all over the city), the Navigaytion festival on and by the river, Red&Blue (biggest gay club in benelux - Brussels doens't even have a big club especially for a gay public, only smaller bars), the Studio 54-parties in the Sportpaleis (16.000 people), etc....
Antwerp hosted the 2007 Eurogames, a sort of Gay Games (http://2007.eurogames.info/).
In 2013 Antwerp is hosting the World Outgames (http://www.woga2013.org/). These events attract thousands of visitors from all over the world.
The famous IGLTA (International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association) Annual Global Convention in 2010 was held in... Antwerp. It was the largest event the association has ever had outside of North America!

Just accept it, when it comes to gay events, Antwerp wins -hands down- from Brussels

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