Friday, August 31, 2007

L'art prend le metro - Happy Metro to You

I rarely cross this tube station. Closely situated to the Royal Palace, the stop Metro Parc is a hub for fonctionnaires and other 'suits'.

Which is the exact opposite to the happy and colourful art by Mendelson Mark. He wanted to bring some sunshine and humour to the working crowd though these funny sculptures. An underground surprise.

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.
Horta tube station. More Horta.
Porte de Hall tube station.
Albert tube station.
Montgomery tube station. More Montgomery.
Louisa tube station. More Louisa.
Bourse tube station. More Bourse.
Malbeek tube stattion.
Merode tube station.

Thursday, August 30, 2007


If anyone has any idea what this is all about?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Boterhammen in het Park

Music, boterhammen (sandwiches) and beer. What more could you ask for your sunny lunch hour?

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


The talk about town has been a modern day Robin du Bois : Arne Quinze. Why you ask? Well because he is bringing urban art to Brussels. Cityscape. (Oh, and he even set up a blog!)
Wood and buildings, an oasis of calm in the middle of one of the busiest streets in Brussels. I love the idea! Plus finally something exciting happening in Brussels which gets people stopping, wondering, talking.

Monday, August 27, 2007

For anyone living or moving to Brussels, the Vlan is a must. A free newspaper delivered to your door, it has become the reference point on real estate and used cars.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Chocolate ... Fountain?

Do you think of chocolate when you think of Brussels?

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Summer Festival

Come party with me!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Bye, Bye

Not from the blog, no worries (although lately it has been quite difficult to keep it going). But we are off to Paris for the weekend. Gare du Midi. Thalys. 1.20h. Paris.

Seems it is going to be a sunny weekend ahead, so fingers crossed. Have a good weekend everyone.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


For the Oldsmobile fans amongst you, then a visit to the Autoworld Brussels is in order. I find the museum to be very interesting, fun and a lovely alternative to rainy days.

What is your favourite museum?

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


These last commercials form MasterCard are both attractive and ingenious. Are they around your city as well?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Drive in Movies

If the weather would be sunny as well, then the Drive In Movies idea would be a success. Back to the 50's: popcorn, car, movie. A romantic evening out. Well ... not this (rainy) year. Maybe next year?

Do you have something similar in your city?

Monday, August 20, 2007

Discover Brussels

How do you discover a city when you travel? We usually tend to go to the tourism office and ask for information, a map, and where locals go to.

In Brussels the tourism office has thought up this great new concept: city information stands, where you can find information about the place you are at. I found the idea great. Not only for tourists. The whole concept is around different Brussels walks.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Urban BBQ

You have probably noticed there was a little bit of silence online ... well that is due mostly to the summer (no sun to speak of though) and visitors. Hope you enjoyed the little trip to Bruges / Brugge.

Back in Brussels it s still grey. But we did go to check out the Urban BBQ, a new Brussels concept. I bet if the sun would have been out the BBQ would have been a success.

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Grey skies, building sites, Brussels is not much fun for the moment.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


One of the many restaurants in Brussels. A definite tourist attraction as this particular restaurant specializes in Belgian beers and beer related food.

Monday, August 06, 2007


Heroes and other TV shows will most likely be our activities in the coming days. It has not stopped raining in Brussels so that is all just a little bit annoying.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Party Time

The sun is officially here.

Friday, August 03, 2007


Thursday, August 02, 2007

1 Meter Beer

Yes, it does exist!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Breakfast Egg

I don't know about typical, but it is my breakfast.

Have breakfast around the world:

Saint Paul (MN), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - New York City (NY), USA - Tel Aviv, Israel - Hyde, UK - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Mainz, Germany - Stockholm, Sweden - Paderborn, Germany - Singapore, Singapore - Haninge, Sweden - Nottingham, UK - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - Manila, Philippines - Boston (MA), USA - Seoul, Korea - Singapore, Singapore - Joplin (MO), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Paris, France - Sequim (WA), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Boston (MA), USA - Chennai, India - Madison (WI), USA - Baton Rouge (LA), USA - Toulouse, France - Seattle (WA), USA - Mexico (DF), Mexico - La Antigua, Guatemala - Selma (AL), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Lubbock (TX), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Sheki, Azerbaijan - Sydney, Australia - Mumbai, India - Seoul, South Korea - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Saarbrücken, Germany - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - New Orleans (LA), USA - Budapest, Hungary - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Villigen, Switzerland - Montréal (QC), Canada - Stayton (OR), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Moscow, Russia - Springfield (MO), USA - Inverness (IL), usa - Arlington (VA), USA - Cologne (NRW), Germany - Anderson (SC), USA - Oslo, Norway - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Manila, Philippines - Kajang (Selangor), Malaysia - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Bandung (West Java), Indonesia - Stavanger, Norway - Bastia, France - Hong Kong, China - Wailea (HI), USA - St. Louis (MO), USA - Chicago (IL), USA - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Sydney, Australia - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Kansas City (MO), USA - Grenoble, France - Paris, France - Evry, France - Saigon, Vietnam - Prague, Czech Republic - Cape Town, South Africa - Brookville (OH), USA - Brussels, Belgium - San Diego (CA), USA - Wellington, New Zealand - Newcastle (NSW), Australia - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Shanghai, China - Zurich, Switzerland - North Bay (ON), Canada - Lyon, France - Naples (FL), USA - Olympia (WA), USA