“Statues En Marche”: A Fascinating Gathering Of Living Statues In Belgium

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Belgian city of Marche-en-Famenne hosted the most fascinating annual event on July: the largest gathering of living statues in Europe. This free street festival can be decribed as the most fascinating outdoors museum, with the sculptures being replaced by men and women posing as statues in the pedestrian part of the town centre. Continue reading »

Belgian Guy Documents Ugly Houses He Sees And They’re So Bad, It’s Hilarious

Thanks to blogger Hannes Coudenys and, of course, the architects themselves, Belgium has become notorious for its quirky buildings. In 2012, Coudenys decided to begin documenting the peculiarities of Belgian architecture on an Instagram account called ‘Ugly Belgian Houses,’ and it has drawn the attention of architecture enthusiasts from all over the world. Continue reading »

This Exclusive Photo Book Portrays The Relative Beauty Of Belgian Roads

Sometimes you have to look at things differently to appreciate them.

Like the imperfection of our Belgian roads. For some a daily source of irritation, for others one of inspiration and raw beauty. It depends on what perspective you look at it from. Or which car should you drive. Continue reading »

Discover The Abandoned Orient Express Train In Belgium

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In the world of luxury travel, great railway journeys are increasingly seen as relics of a distant and elegant past. In our fast-paced modern world, the mere thought of such an adventure fills us with intrigue and captures our collective imagination – and few trains are as iconic as the Orient Express. Launched in 1883 by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL), the long-distance passenger service ceased operating in December 2009 amid growing competition from high-speed trains and budget airlines. Continue reading »

Pissing Statue Becomes A Symbol Of Belgium’s Attitude To Terrorism

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A quirky statue found in Brussels that has long been photographed by tourists has now become a symbol of defiance in the wake of this morning’s terror attacks in the Belgian capital. Continue reading »

Every Spring This Forest In Belgium Becomes A Blue Wonderland

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Kilian Schönberger

There’s a mystical forest in Belgium, not far from Brussels, that will take your breath away if you visit it in April or May. Every spring, Hallebros, or Bois de Hal (Halle Forest in Dutch), a beautiful 552 ha forest, is carpeted with a thick layer of bluebell flowers. Continue reading »

CasAnus Hotel: This Hotel In Belgium Is Shaped Like A Giant Anus

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Dutch artist, Joep Van Lieshout, has created a unique work of art that you can actually stay in…if your heart desires. His giant human intestine sculpture (yes, intestine), located in Belgium, sits in the middle of a field commissioned as part of the Verbeke Foundation Sculpture Park which hosts over 20,000 visitors each year and is owned by art collectors Geert and Carla Verbeke-Lens. The owners say that the exhibition space is not meant to be an “oasis.” Continue reading »

Sand Sculpture Festival Held in Belgium

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Tourists view sand sculptures during the Sand Sculpture Festival in Oostende, Belgium, July 2, 2014. About 150 sculptures created by more than 30 professional sand artists from about 10 countries were shown in the sand sculpture festival which would be held till the end of August. (Photo: Xinhua)
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Inside the Abandoned Belgium Mansion with the Urban Explorer Andre Govia

The beds are made up, but this abandoned mansion has not had an occupant sleeping in its grand rooms for years. The tenants at the Round Mansion in western Belgium are long gone, but the bedrooms are still occupied by expensive furniture and ornaments. These serie photographs were captured by London urban explorer Andre Govia, after he decided to start documenting his love of abandoned buildings.


With an abandoned tricycle sitting in an empty corridor, this derelict but once grand mansion could be the setting for The Shining. Continue reading »