Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!

Nothing more than wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR and all the best for 2007! See you next year ... well tomorrow :)

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Brussels Photo: Saturday, 30 December 2006

They were posing, I happened to be there ... the rest is history.
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Friday, December 29, 2006

Brussels Photo: Friday, 29 December 2006

The last of the Brussels Christmas market. Soon the Christmas market will end, a new year will start and all the happy Santas will go home.
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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Brussels Photo: Thursday, 28 December 2006

Brussels, busy just after Christmas. And just before New Year ... oh what a hectic holiday period! Merry Christmas to all and thank you for all the wishes.
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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Brussels Photo: Wednesday, 27 December 2006

Christmas lights in Brussels. Soon back :)
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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Brussels Photo: Tuesday, 26 December 2006

More Christmas lights at the Brussels Christmas market.
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Monday, December 25, 2006

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Brussels Photo: Saturday, 23 December 2006

Just in time for Christmas, the first snow in Brussels. As I will be off for a short Christmas break, so I will post back on Wednesday when I return to Brussels.
Merry Christmas to everyone dropping by!
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Friday, December 22, 2006

Brussels Photo: Friday, 22 December 2006

You probably noticed a whole outdoorsy theme going on. I took this photos just outside Brussels, trying out different new ... gadgets. So to speak.
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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Brussels Photo: Wednesday, 20 December 2006

Not the Moulin Rouge, but a small mill just outside Brussels.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Brussels Photo: Tuesday, 19 December 2006

One of my colleagues who is an artist made this. I find the colours to be beautiful. For more on her art pieces, please visit her website.
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Monday, December 18, 2006

Brussels Photo: Monday, 18 December 2006

Lovely poney - obvioulsy somewhere on the outskirts of Brussels, and not in the city :)
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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Brussels Photo: Saturday, 16 December 2006

This is the official Christmas beer of the 'Plaisirs d'Hiver' 2006, our very own winter wonders.
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Friday, December 15, 2006

Brussels Photo: Friday, 15 December 2006

A little bit more of Brussels. This time the Brussels Airport entrance (just in case you get lost).

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Brussels Photo: Thursday, 14 December 2006

Only in Belgium: giant speculaas Santas and an extra-ginat chocolate gentlmen (third from the left). Talk about an urgent diet in 2007 ...
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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Brussels Photo: Wednesday, 13 December 2006

Didn't catch their names ... but I know they are from Lapland. Or at least representing Lapland at this year's Christmas Market. Didn't try that polar drink either. But I did give them my little Brussels Daily Photo card, so if you drop by, hello Lapland!
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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Brussels Photo: Tuesday, 12 December 2006

Lace. Very popular in Belgium. If you ever go around down town Brussels, you are bound to come across this lady/ doll weaving lace outside a shop. A tourist attraction and at the same time a clever advertising for the lace shop behind.

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Brussels Photo: Sunday, 10 December 2006

Back to the Sunday cartoon mural. This time let me introduce you Blake and Mortimer.
This particular cartoon mural shows the cover of the most famous comic strip album in the series 'La Marque Jaune' (The Yellow Mark). A mysterious criminal, who leaves a yellow M behind as trademark, is carrying out spectacular thefts. Thus Francis Blake (a police captain) and Philip Mortimer (a professor) are called to solve the case.

Other cartoon murals on Brussels Daily Photo, which I know many of you liked, were:
There was also the unknown one which is still a mystery.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Brusels Photo: Saturday, 9 December 2006

Escargots ... or as they are else known, snails. A Belgian delicacy.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Brussels Photo: Friday, 8 December 2006

'Brussels gets on the bike. And you?' (Bruxelles se met au velo. Et vous?)
This is how the city of Brussels started its campaign for the Cyclocity initiative. 23 bike stations are spread across the city, where bikes are available 24/7. Thus, in principle, one could visit the city by bike.
Then again this is Belgium (Brussels) and notorious for its bureaucracy. We used a similar system in Berlin and it worked perfectly fine. However in Brussels you need to first own an insurance number before you register with this service. A shortcoming for all tourists who would be most likely the first to make use of such a service.
I would love to hear if your city has similar bike services and how it works. Happy ride!
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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Brussels Photo: Thursday, 7 December 2006

Found these two just outside a dog shop. Quite stylish I have to admit. Very kitsch/ very modern art.
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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Brussels Photo: Wednesday, 6 December 2006

Another art nouveau architect in Brussels, Paul Vizzavona. I like how his name and the number of the house have been cleaned and whitened.
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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Brussels Photo: Tuesday, 5 December 2006

I came across these artists whilst strolling through down town. There is something both fascinating and sinister about this Vincent Van Gogh duo, don't you think? Down town Brussels you find a lot of impersonators.
I also left them my card so I wonder if they'll drop by ... if so, let me know :)
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Monday, December 04, 2006

Brussels Photo: Monday, 4 December 2006

Welcome to Brussels. In all the languages you can imagine. Let me know if you recognize your language on the photo.
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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Brussels Photo: Sunday, 3 December 2006

I posted a grafitti done by the same artist at the beginning of November. Bonom & Lork and their trade mark snail.
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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Brussels Photo: Saturday, 2 December 2006

The Christmas seazon is now officially open. I will probably post several photos from the Christmas market(s) in Brussels over the next few days. For today let's start with some hot chocolate with options of wipped cream or rhum. Yum!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Brussels Photo: Friday, 1 December 2006

Here it goes: the 1 December everyone - I was supposed to take part in the monthly theme blogging but it has been just a little bit too hectic around!
Almost 1 year since I started the Brussels DP!
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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Brussels Photo: Thursday, 30 November 2006

Hmmm ... I wonder what presents I will get for my names day, St. Andrew? I will let you know :)

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Brussels Photo: Wednesday, 29 November 2006

Please meet ... Hugo. We met him at the Uccle Christmas Market and he is one of the friendliest people I have so far met in Belgium. Plus he sells the best meat. Ever!
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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Brussels Photo: Tuesday, 28 November 2006

Now what about this cute, quite vintage Citroen wall advertisement I came across? Cute I find.
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Monday, November 27, 2006

Brusels Photo: Monday, 27 November 2006

I personally think it is a little early for all this, but Christmas markets have started in Brussels.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Brussels Photo: Sunday, 26 November 2006

As promised. This time I apologize but I have no idea what this cartoon mural stands for or who made it.

I took the photo in the evening, outside and the tiny white dots you see are (flashed) rain drops. So if anyone can help and tell me where this cartoon come from, I'd highly appreciate it :)
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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Brussels Photo: Saturday, 25 November 2006

L'art prend le metro - art takes the tube. The artist Victor Horta. The tube station: Horta.

There is always so much material on the art nouveau in Brussels. After numerous posts, here another example this time in another subway/ tube station in Brussels. The typical iron casts by Victor Horta were introduced in the decor of the tube station and make for an interesting eye catcher.

Previously in the series of l'art prend le metro:
Eddy Merckx tube station.
Coovi tube station.
Heysel tube station.
Parvis de Saint Gilles tube station.

Look out tomorrow for some more Brussels mural cartoons.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Brussels Photo: Friday, 24 November 2006

L'art prend le metro - art takes the tube. The artist Francoise Schein. The tube station: Parvis de Saint Gilles.

I posted on underground Brussels (so to speak) before. Here another take along the subway/tube of Brussels. The message of the art you see above: imaginary borders of all the European countries, as well as the entire text of the Human Rights Declaration (the white letters).

Previously in the series of l'art prend le metro:
Eddy Merckx tube station.
Coovi tube station.
Heysel tube station.

Btw, not many got the answer for yesterday's post, so just for info it was Italy / Sicily/ Palermo and that's what you get: a LOT of scooters.
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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Brussels Photo: Thursday, 23 November 2006

A wild guess where I was on my mini holiday?
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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Brussels Photo: Wednesday, 22 November 2006

The black lion with a red tongue and claws is the symbol on the flag of East Flanders. As Ghent is located in East Flanders, this sign was present on all street posts.

Whilst abroad, Denton is keeping the Brussels DP going. Drop by Greenville to say hello. This photo is also for Vicki's visitors who might be tempted to come and visit Belgium :)
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Brussels Photo: Tuesday, 21 November 2006

Another photo of Ghent, this time down town, the praying statue.

Whilst abroad, Denton is keeping the Brussels DP going. Drop by Greenville to say hello. This photo is also for Vicki's visitors who might be tempted to come and visit Belgium :)

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Brussels Photo: Monday, 20 November 2006

Whilst I am abroad I will show you a glimpse of Ghent (Gent or Gand), a fantastic city in Belgium. This photo shows the Graslei, one of the most scenic parts of Ghent.

Denton is keeping the Brussels DP going. Drop by Greenville to say hello. This photo is also for Vicki's visitors who might be tempted to come and visit Belgium :)
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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Brussels Photo: Sunday, 19 November 2006

Not the usual Brussels cartoon mural.

Something light for I am off today on a mini-holiday. We came across these fighting goats whilst visiting La Tourelle, a goats farm just outside Brussels. Besides the little show above, we bought cheese, bio flour, and a great home made pate. More on my food blog.

Whilst abroad, Denton is keeping the Brussels DP going. Drop by Greenville to say hello.
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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Friday, November 17, 2006

Brussels Photo: Friday, 17 November 2006

Continuing with ... Waterloo, at the door of the 'Bivouac de 'l'Empereur', a little restaurant near by. Nice, expensive, very touristy. However they do serve the La Waterlootoise, a Belgian Beer you won't find anywhere else.
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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Brussels Photo: Thursday, 16 November 2006

I just could NOT resist. This post has less to do with Brussels Daily Photo and more with ... well ... the Brussels DP being slightly famous since last week. The reference expat weekly magazine, The Bulletin, has published an article on 'Blogging for Belgium'.

Guess who is mentioned? Twice? Yours truly. First with the Brussels DP and then with my Glorious Food and Wine blog. The text reads 'Online since January 1, Brussels DP is a simple concept, beautifully executed. A single photo taken in Brussels every day. Also links to other 'city by day' sites around the world'.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Brussels Photo: Wednesday, 15 November 2006

The man himself. Napoleon. Defeated by the Duke of Wellington at Waterloo. Rumour has it, that after the defeat, the surrounding land became the property of the Duke of Wellington and still is so today. Which might explain the lack of real estate investement in the area. Tagged with:

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Brussels Photo: Tuesday, 14 November 2006

Let me take you back in time. Let me take you to Waterloo. And by this I don't mean the Abba song. I mean Waterloo, where Napoleon fought for the last time in 1815.

Last weekend we visited Waterloo. So in the coming days I will show you a little piece of history in pictures. Today, the battle field map.
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