DOEL, BELGIUM STREET ART: DOEL NO LONGER EXISTS

None of this exists anymore. Not just the ROA piece, but the village itself has been demolished. I took this pic a few years ago:

๐˜ฟ๐™ค๐™š๐™ก, ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ก๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™ก๐™œ๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ก๐™™๐™š๐™ง ๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก๐™–๐™œ๐™š๐™จ ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™—๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ ๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™Ž๐™˜๐™๐™š๐™ก๐™™๐™ฉ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™–๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™‰๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™Ž๐™š๐™–, ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™‚๐™Š๐™‰๐™€. ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ช๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™– ๐™ก๐™–๐™ง๐™œ๐™š ๐™™๐™ค๐™˜๐™  ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฅ๐™–๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ง๐™š๐™˜๐™š๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™™๐™š๐™š๐™ฅ-๐™จ๐™š๐™– ๐™จ๐™๐™ž๐™ฅ๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™—๐™ช๐™ž๐™ก๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™ž๐™ข๐™ข๐™š๐™™๐™ž๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก๐™–๐™œ๐™š, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™‹๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐˜ผ๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™—๐™ช๐™ž๐™ก๐™ฉ ๐™– ๐™จ๐™š๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก๐™–๐™œ๐™š ๐™ช๐™จ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™.

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BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: SMURF LOVE & “STARBUCKS ENTERPRISE”

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“Theย Smurfs”ย is a Belgian comic franchise by artist Peyo.ย This is street artist Space Invader’s homage to the comic in the heart of Brussels…

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Fire

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Remnants of the first city walls from the 12th or 13th century…
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from 1695, having been rebuilt…

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Knock, knock, knocking on Heaven’s door…

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Royal Theatre of the Mint. Built in 1700. Renovated three times since, ย in 1856 , 1985 , and 2017.

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The coolest looking Starbucks I’ve ever seen.

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Starbucks Enterprise

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23aug19. Brussels, Belgium.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: 2 FEMALE NUDES EMBRACING

This larger than life sculpture is located in front of the Finance Tower in the center of Brussels. I believe the sculptor is from Milan, Italy.ย ” ‘Fonderia D’Arte De Andreis, Milano’ (Milan, Italy). And an engraved inscription gives a name that appears to be ‘Nat Helligan’, and the apparent dates 1952-1984. ”ย https://www.flickr.com/photos/22325431@N05/4038175688

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23aug19. Brussels, Belgium.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: MANNEKEN PIS

There are many myths about this little ‘rebel of Brussels,’ but my favorite is the one that claims he is Duke Godrey lll of Leuven and as a 2-year old Lord, his troops put him in a basket and hung him in a tree for encouragement. The enemy troops of Berthout walked by and he urinated on them. Berthout eventually lost the battle.

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BRUSSELS, BELGIUM ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช: SNAPSHOTS ~ MY BELGIAN SUMMER 2019

July/August 2019 Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช and The Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช: TRAPPIST BEER ๐Ÿบ

๐’ช๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“‚๐“Ž ๐“…๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ ~

๐’ฏ๐“‡๐’ถ๐“…๐“…๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐ต๐‘’๐‘’๐“‡ ~ ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐‘…๐“Š๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ:

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๐Ÿฃ. ๐‘€๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’ท๐‘’ ๐’ท๐“‡๐‘’๐“Œ๐‘’๐’น ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“๐“๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐’ถ ๐’ฏ๐“‡๐’ถ๐“…๐“…๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐‘€๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡๐“Ž

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๐Ÿค. ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ท๐“‡๐‘’๐“Œ๐‘’๐“‡๐“Ž ๐“‚๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’ท๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’น๐’ถ๐“‡๐“Ž ๐’พ๐“‚๐“…๐‘œ๐“‡๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‚๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡๐“Ž

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๐Ÿฅ. ๐’ฉ๐‘œ๐“‰ ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“‰๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’น๐‘’๐’น ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ท๐‘’ ๐’ถ ๐“…๐“‡๐‘œ๐’ป๐’พ๐“‰-๐“‚๐’ถ๐“€๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“‹๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“‰๐“Š๐“‡๐‘’. ๐ผ๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“‚๐‘’ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“๐’พ๐“‹๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐‘’๐“๐“…๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‚๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐“€๐“ˆ. ๐’ฒ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“‡๐‘’๐“‚๐’ถ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ, ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’น๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’๐’น ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‡๐’พ๐“‰๐“Ž ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐’ธ๐’พ๐’ถ๐“ ๐“Œ๐‘œ๐“‡๐“€

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๐Ÿฃ ~ ๐’ช๐“‡๐“‹๐’ถ๐“, ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฃ, ๐ต๐‘’๐“๐‘”๐’พ๐“Š๐“‚

๐Ÿค ~ ๐‘…๐‘œ๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡๐“‰ ๐Ÿช, ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿช๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ, ๐ต๐‘’๐“๐‘”๐’พ๐“Š๐“‚

๐Ÿฅ ~ ๐’ฒ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰๐“‚๐’ถ๐“๐“๐‘’ ๐’ฏ๐“‡๐’พ๐“…๐‘’๐“, ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿจ, ๐ต๐‘’๐“๐‘”๐’พ๐“Š๐“‚

๐Ÿฆ ~ ๐’ฎ๐“…๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’œ๐“๐‘’, ๐Ÿค๐Ÿข๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฅ, ๐’ฐ๐’ฎ๐’œ

๐Ÿง ~ ๐’ต๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’น๐‘’๐“‡๐“‰ ๐’ฏ๐“‡๐’พ๐“…๐‘’๐“, ๐Ÿค๐Ÿข๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฅ, ๐’ฉ๐‘’๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡๐“๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น๐“ˆ

๐Ÿจ ~ ๐ฟ๐’ถ ๐’ฏ๐“‡๐’ถ๐“…๐“…๐‘’ ๐ผ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐’นโ€™๐‘œ๐“‡, ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿฆ, ๐’ฉ๐‘’๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡๐“๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น๐“ˆ

๐Ÿฉ ~ ๐‘…๐‘œ๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡๐“‰ ๐Ÿจ, ๐ต๐‘’๐“๐‘”๐’พ๐“Š๐“‚

๐Ÿช ~ ๐’ž๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“Ž ๐ต๐“‡๐“Š๐“ƒ๐‘’, ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿช๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฅ, ๐ต๐‘’๐“๐‘”๐’พ๐“Š๐“‚

๐Ÿซ ~ ๐’ฒ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰๐“‚๐’ถ๐“๐“๐‘’ ๐’Ÿ๐“Š๐’ท๐’ท๐‘’๐“, ๐ต๐‘’๐“๐‘”๐’พ๐“Š๐“‚

๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿข ~ ๐’ž๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“Ž ๐’ฏ๐“‡๐’พ๐“…๐‘’๐“, ๐ต๐‘’๐“๐‘”๐’พ๐“Š๐“‚

๐’ฅ๐“Š๐“๐“Ž-๐’œ๐“Š๐‘”๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐Ÿค๐Ÿข๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿซ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐ต๐“‡๐“Š๐“๐‘’๐“๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ, ๐ต๐‘’๐“๐‘”๐’พ๐“†๐“Š๐‘’