The Orient-Express at Gare du Midi

Yesterday morning I gave a guided tour at the Orient-Express exhibition at Train World. In the afternoon I managed to arrive on time at the Gare du Midi to see the Orient-Express Train during its stop in Brussels! It was great! I admired the cars and their internal refined marquetry decorations. I have to admit…

In Waterloo

Last Friday I spent the day in the Walloon Brabant with an English-speaking group. In the afternoon we visited the Waterloo battlefield and followed a guided tour of the Lion’s Mound and the panorama. The Lion’s Mound was covered with a fresh blanket of snow and the bravest ones in the group climbed its 226…

A shining Art Nouveau facade

It’s such a sunny day here in Brussels! The sky is blue and the splendid Art Nouveau facades are shining. This one is one of my favorites and certainly one of the most extravagant you can find in Brussels, the Saint-Cyr house, located in Square Ambiorix. It was designed by well-known architect Gustave Strauven at…

A Romanesque cloister

The Romanesque cloister of the Basilica of Our Lady of Tongeren. Part of it dates from the 12th century. You can enter the cloister  and  the garden at the end of a tour of the Teseum, which houses one of the largest and richest church treasures in the Low Countries. This view is just icing…

De witte molen

De witte molen (the white mill) is one of the landmarks of Sint-Niklaas . It is a historical mill which functioned first as a flour mill and then as hammermill to extract oil from different kinds of rapeseed. Interesting fact: a team of voluntary millers can be found on the spot giving explanations and demonstrations….

The Church of the Averbode Abbey

A few days ago I went to the Church of the Averbode Abbey to admire the Saint Norbert altar (located inside the church) and take some photos.It was an incredible sunny day and the facade was reflected in the pond of the courtyard.

At the Huy Collegiate

During the weekend I finally got the chance to revisit the treasury of the Notre Dame and Saint Domitien collegiate church in Huy. The entrance of the treasury is free every first Sunday of the month, don’t miss it next week! If you want to have a look at the church before visiting it, you…