Cycle into a cinema :: look inside an Art Nouveau house :: amble along the city’s slow trails – summer in Brussels #6
It’s almost the end of summer in Brussels. But there are still several weeks left before you have to dig out your autumn coat. The city stays in a summer mood well into September, with lunchtime concerts in the park, outdoor film screenings and café terraces where you can sit out under the trees.
Brussels is working on ways to make the city more transportation and eco-friendly. And there are plans to make the city more suitable for walking. We look at a website that directs you to the city’s quiet streets and propose six urban rambles, from a hike down the Maelbeek valley to a stroll through the European Quarter.
Every city makes mistakes. Brussels made an error in the 1960s and 1970s when it did allowed for the demolition of several Art Nouveau buildings. But there are still about 500 of these astonishing houses left standing in Brussels. We take a look at eight stunning Art Nouveau buildings and offer tips on how to get inside them.
Head to the Cycle-In Cinema in the Impasse des Petits Moineaux on August 27. They are screening the immensely inspiring eco film Demain using bike-power to generate electricity. What could be more ethical?