Saturday, 22 June 2013

Place de Brouckère, Brussels


A postcard of the Place de Brouckère, Brussels, early 1900s.
Looking at the google view today, there was more elegance back then.

2 comments:

  1. There used to be a river crossing Brussels, the Senne, but mayor Anspach decided to cover it up in the middle of the 19th century. The Brouckèreplein was one of the results. The 20 meter hight obelisk-fountain was named after Anspach, but demolished in 1978 to make room for the metro.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks for the information Rob, I haven't been to Brussels, but I always think the architecture is fantastic.

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...