Tag Archives: Brussels

House of European History

After ten years of planning, and a €55 million investment, The House of European History has finally opened in Brussels, Belgium. The new museum hopes to provide visitors with an overview of the history of Europe since the French Revolution and … Continue reading

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Brussels Book Days

Throughout the month of March, Belgium’s capital will be celebrating Brussels Book Days. The collaborative venture of the Foire du Livre de Bruxelles (Brussels Book Fair) and Passa Porta International Center for Literature celebrates the city’s passion for books and reading with … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name

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Foire du Livre

I was amused to see that this year’s Foire du Livre de Bruxelles is being promoted by the city’s unofficial mascot. The Manneken Pis, a diminutive 17th century bronze statue, is dressed in a new print covered outfit and is … Continue reading

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Listen to the City

The French railway company Thalys recently launched an entertaining advertising campaign via billboards in Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. Each of the project freestanding billboards has a map of one of another trio city with 1,000 built-in audio jack ports. Passers-by … Continue reading

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All Aboard the Little Red Bus

There’s never a dull moment when daredevils of Frenchies’ Flying Circus challenge all notions of what the circus can be. “From Spain to Scotland, Brussels to Brévent, traveling by air, land and sea, they hit the road tumbling, flying, gliding … Continue reading

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My Kind of Mayor

I recently heard about  an interesting initiative by the French railway company SNCF. To celebrate its new high-speed line direct from Lyons to Brussels, SNCF recently set up a giant cube to introduce the citizens of Lyons to Belgium’s capital … Continue reading

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Where’s the Next Pop-up Restaurant ?

Beginning this April 1st, a clever pair of pop-up restaurants  commissioned by Electrolux, the Swedish appliance company, will appear around Europe briefly perching on iconic monuments, buildings and mountains. The restaurant “Cubes”, designed by Italian architects Park Associati, feature laser-cut … Continue reading

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