maandag 1 augustus 2016

10 Historic Buildings & Places That Vanished In Brussels

Ice skaters in the 'Pôle Nord' in the Central Halles Palace (1893- 1914)
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From the middle of the 19th century, Brussels underwent a gigantic metamorphosis. The Senne was covered, and wide avenues were constructed which connected the new urban districts to the city center. Beautiful buildings in the new architectural styles of the Belle Époque arose everywhere, and after WWII, many existing sites were set to be demolished in favor of urban renewal. We take a look back at the historic buildings and places that no longer exist in the capital... 

The Top 10 Novelists & Poets From Belgium

The reading by Emile Verhaeren by Théo van Rysselberghe, 1903
Although the little kingdom of Belgium is young, it has already produced an extensive library of classic works by writers who all worked and lived inside its borders. While the Belgian literature in the first decades after independence was mostly written in French, there was a gradual counter-reaction of Flemish writers who started writing only in Dutch. Below you will find a selection of 10 significant writers who all contributed to the cultural heritage of Belgian literature...