Brussels - Dec 2004

In Dec 2004, while working in Brussels, I visited the outer gatehouse which had a special exhibit for Christmas stuff.

Each of these thumbnails here are a link to the large photo. 

The Brussels town hall with Christmas trees in the plaza and shaped lights on the building. (304kb)


Jeanneke Pis, the little girl taking a piss. (119kb) An information with the legend of Jeanneke Pis. (159kb)
The remains of the Hallepoort/Porte de Hal, one of the last remaining medieval city gates of Brussels, from the side. (240kb) A frontal shot of the Haleepoort, built in 1381 as part of the outer ring of medieval defenses.  It is now part of the Royal Museums of Art and History.   (226kb)


Inside the tower, going up the spiral steps. (97kb)
A statue mounted inside the spiral staircase. (93kb) A statue of St Martin of Tours, dividing his cloak and sharing with a beggar. (47kb)


A fancy Christmas table setting. (106kb)
A fragment of "The Adoration of the Magi" made in Antwerp between 1510 - 1520. (110kb)


Info on the fragment. (24kb) A calendar. (122kb)
Details on the calendar. (84kb) (113kb) (87kb)
A gingerbread mold. (113kb) An exhibit of typical Christmas kitchen ware. (102kb)  

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