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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