Gare Royale d’Ardenne – The former train station in Houyet

Léopold II had a tower as well as the castle of Ardenne. In 1898, this huge property became a luxury hotel with several Advertisements


Τhe birthplace of father of the saxophone in Dinant

Antoine Joseph Sax was born on 6 November 1814, in the street that has born his name since 1896, in a modest house, which was destroyed in 1914, and which was built on the present site of an important commercial building. “Adolphe” Sax was a Belgian inventor and musician who played flute and clarinet Created the saxophone […]

The Atomium in Brussels

A landmark building, originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels World Expo. It is located on the Heysel Plateau, where the exhibition took place. Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn and architects André and Jean Polak it stands 102 m tall. Its nine 18 m diameter stainless steel clad spheres are connected, so that the whole forms the […]

The nurse Cavell is being executed in Brussels

Edith Louisa Cavell was a British nurse. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, for which she was arrested. She was accused of treason, found guilty by a court-martial and sentenced to death. Despite […]