People moving about the Palais de la découverte, the children’s science museum. The lobby floor is amazing.
Often Wondered why these barbed wire contraptions were called “Cheval de Frise” (literally Frisian Horse). It turns out the Dutch were using them to stop Spanish horses during their war of independence (1568-1648). Here I found them in the heart of Brussels, a stone’s throw from the Royal Palace. They are probably used to block the roads and protect the area. Made me think about what it was like in Berlin during the Cold War.
A Dutch (tilted) Angle in Brussels could well be taken as an insult in the City, and country, that rebelled against Dutch rule in 1830 in order to become independent. 19th century arcade near the main (De Grote Markt) square. November 2013