Brugge, Belgium

We did a day trip from Bonn to Brugge, me and Ellie. This is no small journey specially for her. We started at 7.30 from Bonn and took RE5 to Köln. And from Köln we took RE9 till Aachen.From there we had and ICE3 , international intercity express from Deutsche Bahn which was very good... Continue Reading →

Manneken pis, Brussels

Manneken Pis has become the symbol of Brussels, like Eiffel tower for Paris.The name means in Dutch as "Little man Pee". It is a  small bronze sculpture (61 cm), depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain's basin. It was designed by Hiëronymus Duquesnoy the Elder in 1618. It is not very far from the town hall,  take the left lane next to... Continue Reading →

Le Botanique, Brussels.

  The history of Le Botanique, the old  Botanical Garden of Brussels  dates back to 1826 . Designed by architect Tilman-François Suys, at least partially, the main orangery (Le Botanique) is composed of a central rotunda with a dome, and two side aisles with windows at the ends. Though it was once the city’s botanical garden, today it is a cultural... Continue Reading →

Atomium, Brussels

Atomium has become another symbol for the city of Brussels after Manneken -pis. Originally it was built for Brussel's world fair in 1958, but now every tourist remains awestruck by this unique architectural piece of work. Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn and architects André and Jean Polak,it stands 102 m (335 ft) tall and have  nine 18 m (59 ft) diameter stainless steel clad spheresare... Continue Reading →

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