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Visiting Brussels you should...

Favorite thing Visiting Brussels you should also be looking up all those great Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) houses.

The most famous one is the Horta House.

The wall decorations in Brussels are different from those in Antwerp.

While in Antwerp a lot of mosaic is used, here in Brussels they use wall painting.
Starting from a carved drawing, they put first a top of black colour over it.

And then they put over that one a coloured kind of chalk? and before it totally dries up, they remove the parts that doesn't need to be painted.

This technique they redo over and over again with different colours until the painting is ready.

Fondest memory Going direction Sint-Gillis where you can find a nice amount of these kind of houses.

Or visiting some of the pubs that are build in Art Nouveau style
(Falstaf, Greenwich)

See more about Art Nouveau in my travelogues!

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Hallepoort - Porte de Hal

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Place de Jue de Balle

I go here whenever I am in the city, and ususally come back with at least one thing that I really don't want. It's a great place to be nosey and rummage around. Its open daily, although I've learnt...
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Musée Bruxellois de la Gueuze & Cantillon Brewery

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Palais de Justice Bruxelles

This huge building is set upon a hill overlooking the city and houses the Belgium supreme court. It was built by the architect Poelart in 1883 and is larger that St. Peters in Rome. Great city views...
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Eglise Notre-Dame de la Chapelle

The oldest church in Brussels, its construction began in 1210 and was completed by the end of the 13Th century. It reflects the transition between Romanesque and Gothic styles. A Baroque bell tower...
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La Fleur en Papier Doré / Het Goudblommeke in Papier

Not to miss is the historical pub La Fleur en Papier Doré/Het Goudblommeke van Papier at the Cellebroersstraat 55. It was once the artistic café and meeting place of Brussels’s surrealists. Magritte,...
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