Brussels, Belgium: A walk in Rue Dansaert, Sainte-Catherine, the Grand Place and Mont des Arts

Here I am in the hotspot of Rue Antoine Dansaert, for an opening at the optician, Hoet. Presentation of the furs accessories of Walter Lecompte. Hoet: Rue A. Dansaert, 97. Ci dessous, vitrine de Noël de Christophe Coppens: Rue Léon Lepage 2. Soon a post about the area of Antoine Dansaert.

Near the Dansaert street: the ice rink, in the area of Sainte Catherine, the historical heart of Brussels. Only open during the season greetings, the ice rink is next to the Xmas market. Smells of hot wine.

What about belgian toasts at Fin de Siècle: Rue des Chartreux 9? It’s funny to notice some small cosy places last for a decade, without a wrinkle!

Usually the Falstaff, (metro: Bourse) is the kind of places too much touristic for me, near the Fuse (a club). I’ve never stopped in this famous brasserie from 1903, till a friend recently brought me there for a drink. And I was really surprised by the original Art Nouveau and Art déco decoration.

If you can’t figure out what is the Italian-Flamand Baroque style (a discovery for me too!), go to the Grand Place to look at the 34 buildings from the 17th century! Even I’m not a big fan of lights shows, the one for the season greetings was really great (pictures above).

Moving to Place Royale, the Mont des Arts under snow: on the left (in red and yellow), the tea house (picture below) of the event CHINA@BOZAR  with the famous Ai Weiwei (as the curator of the Chinese art contemporary exhibition), till January 24, 2010.

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