Tours & Walks, Brussels
In 1895, Victor Horta, undoubtedly the key European Art Nouveau architect, designed a townhouse for Edmond van Eetvelde, the administrator of Congo Free State.
Located at Avenue Palmerston, 4, near to the park at Place Ambiorix, this private residence, along with Hôtel Tassel, Hôtel Solvay and Horta’s own townhouse and studio, belongs to a group of ground-breaking urban homes that Horta designed before 1900.
Completed in 1897, Horta’s use of such industrial materials as steel and glass was novel for the private homes of prominent figures of the time. Hôtel van Eetvelde Horta used steel construction for the façade.
Brussels is also famous for cartoon murals that are scattered throughout the old city. Just wandering around (which I highly recommend) and you will find dozens of them.
Great place to just relax and people watch. Clean and safe too. A mini oasis from the sometimes hectic Brussels traffic
The Saint Mary Church - located at "Koninginneplein" - Queen Square" was builded in 1845 by architect Van Overstraeten
This church is protected and the style Roman/Gothic.
This walk takes you to comic strip murals around the city.
Very interesting and whimsical. You can get more info at the comic strip museum.
This carpet has of course nothing to do with the beautiful one you can admire on 15th of August every two years.
This is just an every day flower market on the Grand'place, a nice one too though.
Is there more beautiful place to build a theatre than next to a park? As if Montoyer thought the same when he decided to build this theatre a step from the Park of Brussels in 1782.
Guimard was the architect of this building, too.
The construction of the Palace of States General (le Palais des Etats Généraux) started in 1779. After 1830, it became the Palace of the Nations.
At about 15 km east of Brussels, and 10 km east of Leuven, there is Neerijse.
It is a lovely area with some walking possibilities.
At the travelogue about Neerijse, you'll see some more pics.
Beautiful walks can be made in the 'Zoniënwoud';
This walk started at the railway station in Groenendaal.
For more pics take a look at the travelogue
A walk along Avenue Palmerston and the lovely little city park Square Ambiorix (perfect place for a picnic) is delightful if you like art deco.
See the photo's.
This is the street de la Cigogne looks like. We had a walk there out of curiosity, both sides is the row of two story houses, about 100 meters long.