Belgium - Through medieval cities
Through the beautiful cities of Ghent, Bruges and Brussels.
The postcard view
The canals through the city made for the nickname Venice of the North.
Balls of steel
A model of an iron crystal is the well-known remains of the World Expo 1958. The top sphere is the viewing platform and the connecting tubes are actually escalators.
The Atomium, Brussels
The medieval castle from 1180 was modeled after crusader castles.
This beast keeps playing all the time.
Light and magic
The bell tower of the Town Hall is one of the finest Gothic buildings in the city. The light show makes it look like the home of Sauron.
Grand Place, Brussels
Beneath the spheres
The real reason for my visit was of course to experience the location for the 1988 video for song Headhunter by Front 242, directed by the master Anton Corbijn, where various egg-related scenes take place.
Reine at Atomium, Brussels
Make a good impression
The town hall facade features a flamboyant Gothic style.
Nobody puts Jesus in a corner
The chapel holds a venerable relic, said to be the blood of Jesus.
Basiliek van het Heilig Bloed, Bruges
The building next to the bridge from 1895 used to house a flood control mechanism.
Minnewater Bridge, Bruges
Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant, Ghent
Tanner me this
This used to be the guild hall of the tanners.