Art on Cows
Brussels is a historical centre, but nowadays also a centre where you'll find a lot of contemporary art in museums as well as just on the streets. These times streets are full of cows, painted by professional artists and sponsered by private compagnies. The money made with it will be putted in project for poor children in the capital. I would say surf to the site! You can even win one for in your backyard...
Find more on the website...www.artoncows.be
21st Of July
On the National Day, July 21st, traditional events include the military and civilian parade, the special opening of public institutions, concerts, sport demonstrations and initiations and street performing acts.
The fireworks traditionnally marks the end of the festivities and this year, for the double anniversary (175 years of independence and 25 years of the federal state), a special show was presented.
We have not missed the rain on the National Day in 2005, what again led Belgian people to talk about "La drache nationale" (the national rain), often present on this day.
Introducing Urban Trad (Music) Band
Extracted from the band's website:
..."As the name indicates, Urban Trad is a traditionally-inspired music band, deeply rooted in the 21st Century. The acoustic instruments (accordion, violin, flutes, etc.) and the singing are supported by a rhythmic section and modern stuff which endow the group with its unique color: a music which suits as well for a rock concert as for a cultural center. The vigor and the musical quality, which emanate from the songs, catch on to people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
It's during the Eurosong festival in Latvia in May of 2003 that Urban Trad wins the hearts of the general public. "Sanomi", a song performed in an imaginary language (thus universal), received a surprising second place, just two points from the Turkish winner.
Spring 2004 was a turning point: while keeping the modern touch which has made the band's success, the new repertory isn't any longer exclusively Celtic-inspired. Inspirations were drawn from all over Europe (Scandinavia, France, Spain, Eastern countries, etc.)... I first came across this band on the last night of the Eurythmix summer concert in Brussels's Grand Place. The catchy music, fused with traditional folk, modern techno and punk rock elements caught my ears and I couldn't get enough of them. The bagpipes, the accordians, the humming, the fast and hopeful beats - simply excites the senses and thrills the mind; Simply spectacular!
Discover the symbol of the...
Discover the symbol of the 1958 Brussels world fair from the inside.
Admission: adults 200 Bfr, children 160 Bfr. You can also be a ticket from a combination visit of the Atomium and Mini-Europe.
Metro : Heysel Admission: adults 200 Bfr, children 160 Bfr. You can also be a ticket from a combination visit of the Atomium and Mini-Europe.
visit the city hall.
visit the city hall.
This is the most remarkable building of Brussels and one of the most beautiful gothic buildings of Belgium. The leftwing is a design from Jacques Van Thienen dated 1402; the rightwing had been built in 1449 by an unknown architect. The tower measures 90 meters in height and the wind vane measures up to 5 meters visualizing Saint Michael stabbing down a dragon. You can find more in the travelogue.