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Brussels Collection

Brussels, a city of diverse wonders and captivating history

Background imageBrussels Collection: Varieties of edible-podded pea, or sugar pea

Varieties of edible-podded pea, or sugar pea. Chromolithograph, by G. Severeyns, of Brussels, from Ernst Benary, Album Benary. Date: 1876-86

Background imageBrussels Collection: Manneken Pis Statue, Brussels, Brussels

Manneken Pis Statue, Brussels, Brussels, Belgium. Date: 1910s

Background imageBrussels Collection: 1958 World Fair, Atomium model of an iron molecule, illuminated at night

1958 World Fair, Atomium model of an iron molecule, illuminated at night, Brussels, Belgium, Europe

Background imageBrussels Collection: Grand Place, Brussels (Bruxelles), Belgium, Europe

Grand Place, Brussels (Bruxelles), Belgium, Europe

Background imageBrussels Collection: Summoned to Waterloo - Brussels, 1815

Summoned to Waterloo - Brussels, 1815
SUMMONED TO WATERLOO - BRUSSELS, 1815. Chromolithograph after Robert Hillingford, published 1898 (c). Officers leaving the Duchess of Richmonds ball, with Wellington in a carriage

Background imageBrussels Collection: Poster advertising Boulogne sur Mer, France

Poster advertising Boulogne sur Mer, France
Poster for French railways, advertising Boulogne sur Mer and its Casino

Background imageBrussels Collection: Grand Place / Floral Carpet (Tapis des Fleurs), Brussels, Belgium

Grand Place / Floral Carpet (Tapis des Fleurs), Brussels, Belgium Grand Place / Floral Carpet (Tapis des Fleurs) / Night View, Brussels, Belgium

Background imageBrussels Collection: Ufos / Belgian Wave

Ufos / Belgian Wave
Triangle-shaped UFO observed by many over the outskirts of Brussels

Background imageBrussels Collection: Manneken Pis Statue, Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis Statue, Brussels, Belgium

Background imageBrussels Collection: The Fall of the Rebel Angels, 1562. Artist: Bruegel (Brueghel), Pieter, the Elder (ca 1525-1569)

The Fall of the Rebel Angels, 1562. Artist: Bruegel (Brueghel), Pieter, the Elder (ca 1525-1569)
The Fall of the Rebel Angels, 1562. Found in the collection of the Musees royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels

Background imageBrussels Collection: Varieties of carrot (daucus)

Varieties of carrot (daucus). Chromolithograph by G. Severeyns, of Brussels, from Ernst Benary, Album Benary. Date: 1876-86

Background imageBrussels Collection: Manneken Pis, Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis, Brussels, Belgium. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageBrussels Collection: Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

Background imageBrussels Collection: Poster, Imperial Airways

Poster, Imperial Airways -- Fly through Europe in perfect comfort. circa 1930s

Background imageBrussels Collection: Jaspideum variety of Dendrobium nobile orchid

Jaspideum variety of Dendrobium nobile orchid.. Illustration drawn by C. de Bruyne and chromolithographed by P. de Pannemaeker from Lucien Lindens Lindenia, Iconography of Orchids, Brussels, 1902

Background imageBrussels Collection: Varieties of pea (Pisum sativum) - second

Varieties of pea (Pisum sativum) - second. Chromolithograph, by G. Severeyns, of Brussels, from Ernst Benary, Album Benary. Date: 1876-86

Background imageBrussels Collection: Manneken Pis Postcard Album - A Duel

Manneken Pis Postcard Album - A Duel
A duel - three street urchins help their friend to mimic the statue! Manneken Pis (Dutch for little pee man ), also known in French as the petit Julien, is a very famous Brussels landmark

Background imageBrussels Collection: Art nouveau detail, Musee Victor Horta, Brussels, Belgium, Europe

Art nouveau detail, Musee Victor Horta, Brussels, Belgium, Europe

Background imageBrussels Collection: Grand Place / Town Hall / Night View

Grand Place / Town Hall / Night View, Brussels, Belgium

Background imageBrussels Collection: The Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

Background imageBrussels Collection: The parable of the laborers in the vineyard

The parable of the laborers in the vineyard: The payment of the denarius. ca. 1500. Second Series cloth. Manufacturing in Brussels, possibly in the workshops of Pieter van Aelst

Background imageBrussels Collection: Manneken Pis Postcard Album - Nun and Children

Manneken Pis Postcard Album - Nun and Children
Embarrased nun: " Look to the left my children". The nun leads a group of schoolgirls (one snubbing her nose), holding an umbrella to shield their innocent eyes from the little boy statue

Background imageBrussels Collection: Outdoor cafes and Brousaille wall mural of a couple walking arm in arm

Outdoor cafes and Brousaille wall mural of a couple walking arm in arm, Brussels, Belgium, Europe

Background imageBrussels Collection: La Cure Gourmand sweet, biscuit and chocolate shop, Brussels, Belgium, Europe

La Cure Gourmand sweet, biscuit and chocolate shop, Brussels, Belgium, Europe

Background imageBrussels Collection: Evening, Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles, Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium, Europe

Evening, Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles, Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium, Europe

Background imageBrussels Collection: Belgium chocolates, Brussels, Belgium

Belgium chocolates, Brussels, Belgium

Background imageBrussels Collection: 1958 World Fair, Atomium model of an iron molecule, Brussels, Belgium, Europe

1958 World Fair, Atomium model of an iron molecule, Brussels, Belgium, Europe

Background imageBrussels Collection: Rue des Bouchers, near Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium, Europe

Rue des Bouchers, near Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium, Europe

Background imageBrussels Collection: Confectionery, Neuhaus store, Brussels, Belgium, Europe

Confectionery, Neuhaus store, Brussels, Belgium, Europe

Background imageBrussels Collection: Evening, Hotel de Ville, Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium, Europe

Evening, Hotel de Ville, Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium, Europe

Background imageBrussels Collection: People walking in the Grand Place in Brussels with the Town Hall in the background at

People walking in the Grand Place in Brussels with the Town Hall in the background at dusk, Belgium

Background imageBrussels Collection: Lace makers of Bruges (chromolitho)

Lace makers of Bruges (chromolitho)
2788812 Lace makers of Bruges (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Lace makers of Bruges. Liebig card, published in late 19th or early 20th century)

Background imageBrussels Collection: Fashion plate, Album de Bal, Atelier Bachwitz

Fashion plate, Album de Bal, Atelier Bachwitz
Fashion plate, Album de Bal, from Atelier Bachwitz, showing three women in the latest fashions. 1920s

Background imageBrussels Collection: Thailand Pavilion, 1958 World's Fair, Brussels, Belgium, 1958

Thailand Pavilion, 1958 World's Fair, Brussels, Belgium, 1958
Thailand Pavilion, World's Fair, Brussels, Belgium, 1958. The first major world's fair registered under the Bureau International des Expositions after World War II

Background imageBrussels Collection: Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

Background imageBrussels Collection: Waterloo 4 Bras Map 1815

Waterloo 4 Bras Map 1815
Map showing Quatre Bras and Waterloo at the time of the battle. Date: 16-18 June 1815

Background imageBrussels Collection: Rue du Noyer, Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium

Rue du Noyer, Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium
Rue du Noyer, Schaerbeek (Schaarbeek) district, Brussels, Belgium. Someone on the right is experiencing car trouble. Date: circa 1910

Background imageBrussels Collection: The Atomium, Brussels, Belgium, Europe

The Atomium, Brussels, Belgium, Europe

Background imageBrussels Collection: 1906 Tyre Advertisement

1906 Tyre Advertisement
An advert for Jenatzy Tyres of Brussels

Background imageBrussels Collection: Atomium, Atomium Park, Brussels (Bruxelles), Belgium, Europe

Atomium, Atomium Park, Brussels (Bruxelles), Belgium, Europe

Background imageBrussels Collection: Advert / Art Belgium 1897

Advert / Art Belgium 1897
Poster for La Libre Esthetique, Brussels

Background imageBrussels Collection: Brussels City Centre Street Map

Brussels City Centre Street Map
A detailed street level map of central Brussels. Covers from Jette in the north to Ixelles-Elsene in the south and from the Parc du Cinquantenaire in the east to Anderlecht in the west

Background imageBrussels Collection: Grand Place and Brussels Hotel de Ville (Town Hall) at night, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Grand Place and Brussels Hotel de Ville (Town Hall) at night, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Brussels, Belgium, Europe

Background imageBrussels Collection: Brussels-Liege Express

Brussels-Liege Express
Stunning green streamlined " Atlantic" type locomotive on the Brussels-Liege Express, Belgium. Date: late 1930s

Background imageBrussels Collection: Place de la Bourse, Boulevard Anspach, Brussels, Belgium

Place de la Bourse, Boulevard Anspach, Brussels, Belgium
Place de la Bourse and Boulevard Anspach, Brussels, Belgium. Date: circa 1910

Background imageBrussels Collection: Square du Petit Sablon, Brussels, Belgium

Square du Petit Sablon, Brussels, Belgium
Aerial view of the Square du Petit Sablon, Brussels, Belgium, a public garden noted for its statues of representatives from traditional professions. Date: circa 1900

Background imageBrussels Collection: Tenebrosa variety of Vanda tricolor hybrid orchid

Tenebrosa variety of Vanda tricolor hybrid orchid.. Illustration drawn by C. de Bruyne and chromolithographed by P. de Pannemaeker from Lucien Lindens Lindenia, Iconography of Orchids, Brussels, 1903

Background imageBrussels Collection: Mr Zaleskis cymbidium orchid, Cymbidium zaleskianum L Lind

Mr Zaleskis cymbidium orchid, Cymbidium zaleskianum L Lind
Mr. Zaleskis cymbidium orchid, Cymbidium zaleskianum L. Lind.. Illustration drawn by C. de Bruyne from Lucien Lindens Lindenia, Iconography of Orchids, Brussels, 1902




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Brussels, a city of diverse wonders and captivating history. Known for its delectable varieties of edible-podded peas, this European gem has more to offer than just its culinary delights. In 1958, Brussels hosted the World Fair, showcasing innovation and progress. The iconic Atomium model stood tall, resembling an iron molecule illuminated at night, symbolizing the city's forward-thinking spirit. A poster advertising Boulogne sur Mer in France reminds us of Brussels' proximity to other enchanting destinations. Its central location makes it a perfect base for exploring Europe's treasures. The Grand Place is a testament to Brussels' architectural splendor. Adorned with stunning buildings from different eras, it transports visitors back in time. Here lies "The Fall of the Rebel Angels, " an awe-inspiring masterpiece by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Summoned to Waterloo - Brussels played a pivotal role in history as it witnessed one of Napoleon's most significant battles in 1815. This event forever etched its name into the annals of war. Every two years, the Grand Place transforms into a floral carpet (Tapis des Fleurs), mesmerizing locals and tourists alike with its vibrant colors and intricate designs—a true feast for the eyes. Not only known for peas but also carrots—Brussels boasts various carrot varieties that add flavor and color to their gastronomic creations. UFO sightings have intrigued many across Belgium during what became known as the Belgian Wave—an unexplained phenomenon that left people questioning what lay beyond our skies. As evening falls upon Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles at Grand Place, art enthusiasts revel in masterpieces that grace its walls—each stroke telling stories of passion and creativity within this remarkable city. And who can forget Manneken Pis? This cheeky little statue captures hearts with his mischievous charm—a beloved symbol representing Brussels' irreverent sense of humor amidst its rich history.