BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: SMURF LOVE & “STARBUCKS ENTERPRISE”

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“The Smurfs” is a Belgian comic franchise by artist Peyo. 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,  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. ” ‘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. ” 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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august2019. Brussels, Belgium

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM 🇧🇪: SNAPSHOTS ~ MY BELGIAN SUMMER 2019

July/August 2019 Belgium 🇧🇪 and The Netherlands 🇳🇱

LIER, BELGIUM: A HERMIT’S LIFE

Saint Gummarus of Lier was a Belgian saint. He was the son of the Lord of Emblem  An official in the court of his relative Pepin the Younger, after a number of years in military service he retired to live the life of a hermit. The town of Lier grew up around his hermitage. (wiki)

The Pepper pot

St Gummarus Tower, known as the “Peperbus” (Pepper pot) to the people of Lier, is 83m high.

Due to a number of catastrophes it took almost four centuries to build. We can see this from the various architectural styles: Gothic at the bottom, the octagon resting on this is late Gothic, the top octagon is late baroque and the tower roof is rococo. https://www.visitlier.be/en/see/points-interest/st-gummarus-tower

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NETE RIVER

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15aug2109. Lier, Belgium.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM 🇧🇪: TRAPPIST BEER 🍺

𝒪𝓃𝑒 𝑜𝒻 𝓂𝓎 𝓅𝒶𝓈𝓈𝒾𝑜𝓃𝓈 ~

𝒯𝓇𝒶𝓅𝓅𝒾𝓈𝓉 𝐵𝑒𝑒𝓇 ~ 𝒯𝒽𝑒 𝑅𝓊𝓁𝑒𝓈:

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𝟣. 𝑀𝓊𝓈𝓉 𝒷𝑒 𝒷𝓇𝑒𝓌𝑒𝒹 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓌𝒶𝓁𝓁𝓈 𝑜𝒻 𝒶 𝒯𝓇𝒶𝓅𝓅𝒾𝓈𝓉 𝑀𝑜𝓃𝒶𝓈𝓉𝑒𝓇𝓎

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𝟤. 𝒯𝒽𝑒 𝒷𝓇𝑒𝓌𝑒𝓇𝓎 𝓂𝓊𝓈𝓉 𝒷𝑒 𝑜𝒻 𝓈𝑒𝒸𝑜𝓃𝒹𝒶𝓇𝓎 𝒾𝓂𝓅𝑜𝓇𝓉𝒶𝓃𝒸𝑒 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓂𝑜𝓃𝒶𝓈𝓉𝑒𝓇𝓎

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𝟥. 𝒩𝑜𝓉 𝒾𝓃𝓉𝑒𝓃𝒹𝑒𝒹 𝓉𝑜 𝒷𝑒 𝒶 𝓅𝓇𝑜𝒻𝒾𝓉-𝓂𝒶𝓀𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓋𝑒𝓃𝓉𝓊𝓇𝑒. 𝐼𝓃𝒸𝑜𝓂𝑒 𝒸𝑜𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓁𝒾𝓋𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝑒𝓍𝓅𝑒𝓃𝓈𝑒𝓈 𝑜𝒻 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓂𝑜𝓃𝓀𝓈. 𝒲𝒽𝒶𝓉𝑒𝓋𝑒𝓇 𝓇𝑒𝓂𝒶𝒾𝓃𝓈, 𝒾𝓈 𝒹𝑜𝓃𝒶𝓉𝑒𝒹 𝓉𝑜 𝒸𝒽𝒶𝓇𝒾𝓉𝓎 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝓈𝑜𝒸𝒾𝒶𝓁 𝓌𝑜𝓇𝓀

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𝟣 ~ 𝒪𝓇𝓋𝒶𝓁, 𝟣𝟫𝟥𝟣, 𝐵𝑒𝓁𝑔𝒾𝓊𝓂

𝟤 ~ 𝑅𝑜𝒸𝒽𝑒𝒻𝑜𝓇𝓉 𝟪, 𝟣𝟪𝟫𝟫, 𝐵𝑒𝓁𝑔𝒾𝓊𝓂

𝟥 ~ 𝒲𝑒𝓈𝓉𝓂𝒶𝓁𝓁𝑒 𝒯𝓇𝒾𝓅𝑒𝓁, 𝟣𝟪𝟥𝟨, 𝐵𝑒𝓁𝑔𝒾𝓊𝓂

𝟦 ~ 𝒮𝓅𝑒𝓃𝒸𝑒𝓇 𝒜𝓁𝑒, 𝟤𝟢𝟣𝟥, 𝒰𝒮𝒜

𝟧 ~ 𝒵𝓊𝓃𝒹𝑒𝓇𝓉 𝒯𝓇𝒾𝓅𝑒𝓁, 𝟤𝟢𝟣𝟥, 𝒩𝑒𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓇𝓁𝒶𝓃𝒹𝓈

𝟨 ~ 𝐿𝒶 𝒯𝓇𝒶𝓅𝓅𝑒 𝐼𝓈𝒾𝒹’𝑜𝓇, 𝟣𝟪𝟪𝟦, 𝒩𝑒𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓇𝓁𝒶𝓃𝒹𝓈

𝟩 ~ 𝑅𝑜𝒸𝒽𝑒𝒻𝑜𝓇𝓉 𝟨, 𝐵𝑒𝓁𝑔𝒾𝓊𝓂

𝟪 ~ 𝒞𝒽𝒾𝓂𝒶𝓎 𝐵𝓇𝓊𝓃𝑒, 𝟣𝟪𝟨𝟥, 𝐵𝑒𝓁𝑔𝒾𝓊𝓂

𝟫 ~ 𝒲𝑒𝓈𝓉𝓂𝒶𝓁𝓁𝑒 𝒟𝓊𝒷𝒷𝑒𝓁, 𝐵𝑒𝓁𝑔𝒾𝓊𝓂

𝟣𝟢 ~ 𝒞𝒽𝒾𝓂𝒶𝓎 𝒯𝓇𝒾𝓅𝑒𝓁, 𝐵𝑒𝓁𝑔𝒾𝓊𝓂

𝒥𝓊𝓁𝓎-𝒜𝓊𝑔𝓊𝓈𝓉 𝟤𝟢𝟣𝟫 𝒾𝓃 𝐵𝓇𝓊𝓍𝑒𝓁𝓁𝑒𝓈, 𝐵𝑒𝓁𝑔𝒾𝓆𝓊𝑒