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Old Posted Jul 30, 2008, 8:16 PM
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Those are great pics all around. Very Nice indeed...

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We continue our Brussels tour:

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The Belgian Centre for Comic Strip Art chronicles the history of Belgian comics. Housed in a former department store which was designed by the Belgian art nouveau architect Victor Horta.

The full range of comic art is covered, including science fiction, wild west, crime and politics as well as children's comics such as The Smurfs.

It has several exhibits on Belgium's most famous comic characters Tintin and Snowy and their creator Hergé.

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awesome set! I will be visiting brussels in one month! cant wait looks like a great city!
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Merci beaucoup pour les photos de Bruxelles
Salutations à nos amis Belges
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Merci beaucoup pour les photos de Bruxelles
Salutations à nos amis Belges
Merci beaucoup Eric! J'espère de visité votre ville magnifique l' annee prochaine.
Je continue avec l' Atomium.


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The Atomium is a monument built for Expo '58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. Designed by André Waterkeyn, it is 103-metre (335-feet) tall, with nine steel spheres connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times.

Tubes which connect the spheres along the 12 edges of the cube and all eight vertices to the centre enclose escalators connecting the spheres which contain exhibit halls and other public spaces. The top sphere provides a panoramic view of Brussels. Each spheres is 18 metres in diameter. Three spheres are currently (2008) closed to the visitors, others are easily reachable with escalator. The vertical vertex contains lift which has been very fast and advanced at the time of building.

The Atomium is one of the most visited attractions in Brussels today. In 2008 the Atomium will celebrate its 50th Birthday, with activities planned all year, including free admission for those turning 50 between April and October.












Free Brosella Folk and Jazz Festival in the shadow of the Atomium. (Ossegempark)



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The Royal Museum for Central Africa is an ethnographical and natural history museum in Tervuren in the green suburbs of Brussels, Belgium. It was first built to show off King Leopold II's Congo Free State for the 1897 World Exhibition. It focuses mainly on Congo, Belgium's former colony. The sphere of influence however extends to the whole Congo River basin, Middle Africa, East Africa and West Africa, but tries to integrate Africa as a whole.
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You can get there very easy by tram 44 from the city centre. It follows the splendid Tervurenlaan and passes the nice Sonian Forest on its way.
The museum itselfs is situated in a very nice parc.

















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great tour - wonderful, thanks!
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Old Posted Aug 28, 2008, 9:39 PM
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Brussels North District in black and white:





























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Hallepoort/Porte de Hal and surroundings

Some pics from the Halleport, the only remaining gate of the 14th century city walls. The gate was recently renovated and reopened this month. as a historical museum.

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3. South of the gate is the Brussels municipality Sint-Gillis.


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5. Fontenashof


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10. The Hallepoort


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19. From the roof you have excellent views over the city.


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23. The 'Nationale Basiliek van het Heilig Hart ' te Koekelberg, one of the tallest churches in the world.


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25. De Zuidertoren. Brussels highest and loneliest skyscraper.


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28. Town hall of Sint-Gillis.


29. The Waterloolaan, part of the Brussels Small Ring.


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31. Dome of the Palace of Justice.


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33.The Marolles. Popular working class neighbourhood.


34. The tower of the Brussels Town Hall, Sheratonhotel and Dexia Tower.


35. Dexia Tower again with on the right the tower of Kapellekerk, where the famous painter Pieter Brueghel is buried.
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Old Posted Sep 9, 2008, 6:07 PM
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Some more pics I took in spring:

New metrotrain, called the Boa.


Crossroad at Porte De Namur/Naamse Poort


The Bastion Tower, built in 1970.




Museumbus at metrostation Merode.


Some nice houses at the aristocratic Tervurenlaan, which leads to the Museum of Middle Africa.
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woah!!

pretty cool city, its really beautiful, but I wouldn`t like to live there, it seems like just old people live there, and its so grey and cold...
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it seems like just old people live there
Oh, Brussels has got a pretty young population by western European standards. There are a lot of immigrants from Africa and Turkey, and they mostly have a lot of children.
But of course the Mexican population is younger than the 'grey' European population.
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and its so grey and cold...
Yes it is, like the whole north and west Europe.
It's a great place to live if it's sunny, but there's to much rain.
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Central Brussels on another sunday afternoon.

De Broukèreplein/Place De Brouckère:



























Metrostation De Brouckère










Getting out at metrostation Heysel/Heizel

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Between Central Station and Royal Palace:



Cathedral


Central Plaza Building.
A beautiful, elegant sixties skyscraper was demolished to built this ordinary little cylinder.












Church of Saint Marie


Church of St Jacob




Parc of Brussels: Waranda Parc.








Houses of Parliament































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Leopold I, the first King of Belgium.
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Anderlecht is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium. There are several historically and architecturally distinct districts within the Anderlecht municipality.(Wikipedia)
These photos were taken with my old, little pocket camera, so quality is inferior..





















Béguinage





House of Erasmus,























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Basilica of the Sacred Heart
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The national Basilica of the Sacred Heart or in Brussels is the sixth largest church in the world. It is situated in the territory of the Koekelberg municipality.
The church, on Koekelberg hill, is a landmark on the Brussels skyline. It is the largest building in Art Deco style in the world, being 89 meters high and 167 meters long. The cupola platform gives an excellent city panorama over Brussels and the wider area of Flemish-Brabant. The middle nave is 141 m long and at its widest the building is 107 m. The cupola has a diameter of 33 m. The church has room for 2000 people.


























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a really comprehensive and fascinating tour of a beautiful if underrated city - really enjoyable, thanks!!
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Some pictures I took while nipping a coffee on the roof-terrace of this splendid
museum-restaurant. www.mim.fgov.be

















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Wow, keep posting!
Awsome thread.
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