Sunday, March 18, 2012

Brugge (The Venice of the North), 100 km from Brussels

Brugge is a small town in Flanders with lovely canals and cobblestone streets. It is filled with tourists and has a Gothic bell tower with a narrow spiral staircase.
The Church of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk), having the second tallest brickwork tower in the world, dates from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. Inside you can see a white marble sculpture of Madonna and the Child created by Michelangelo around 1504.

It's rare to have a sunny day in Brugge, but it can happen..

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Musical Instrument Museum, Old England, Brussels

You can find more than 1500 instruments in the Musical Instrument Museum from Brussels, in a very nice Art-nouveau building - Old England - former Old England department store, built in 1899 and designed by Victor Horta.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Bois de la Cambre in Brussels

Bois de la Cambre is the largest park of Brussels (about 125 hectares). Here it is on a beautiful autumn day.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Belgian National Day

July 21 became Belgian National Day in 1831 when the first king of Belgium, Leopold of Saxe-Coburg swore allegiance to the constitution. Here's a 2009 national day sample: