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- This picturesqe fountain and statue depicts former the city Mayor and hs dog and is today the centrepiece of a pretty little square with a small market and various shops and restaurants. I walked through here a multitude of times throughout most days on my way around the city and it makes a decent resting spot with benches to sit on to perhaps enjoy a drink and get your bearings from.Written June 6, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- There are some interesting statues and monuments in the Jardin du Petit Sablon, including this ornamental fountain dedicated to the Counts of Egmont and Hornes, who were executed by the Duke of Alba in 1568 for their defiance to Spanish rule. The fountain was designed in 1864 and originally placed in front of Maison du Roi at Grand Place. It was later removed with the demolition and reconstruction of Maison du Roi, eventually and suitably finding its way here, just across from the Egmont's Palace in 1872.
What you will see are the two bronze figures of Counts Egmont and Hornes, richly dressed and walking side by side. They stand upon a decorative plinth with golden plates, coat-of-arms and small bronze male figures standing over various spouts which fill a large basin on the ground. There is bench seating around the fountain for anyone who wants to sit and enjoy this attractive fountain monument at Jardin du Petit Sablon.Written November 29, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Located at the end of Quai Au Bois A Bruler ,the former dock and port area is an obelisk and fountain in honour of Jules Anspach ,it's a cool monument consisting of an obelisk ,allegorical figures ,dragons and the like ,it's such a beautiful monument and a prominent feature of the wonderful water feature,very photogenic ,makes for some great photographic opportunities,my twin brother Stephen and I were pub and bar hopping around Quai Au Bous A Bruler,it was great sitting in the sun outside a pub or bar and enjoying a beer in the sun taking in the views of the water feature and Fontaine Anspach.Written June 12, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We quite like this monumental steel sculpture by American sculptor Alexander Calder (1898 -1976) at Mont des Arts. Slowly revolving around its axis - one revolution per minute – as if listening to the buzz of the city, it is aptly called “The Whirling Ear” (‘Oreille tourbillonnante’ in French).
The Ear fits in nicely with its surroundings, yet it was commissioned (by the American government!) for a very different location. In 1958 it stood in the pool in front of the US Pavilion at the Brussels World Fair (Expo 1958). After the event, it was donated to Belgium and disappeared into some museum basement. It only resurfaced in its present location in 2000 and was, of course, immediately vandalised with spray paint. It was cleaned up, but, as we could see just recently, taggers now deface ever larger parts of Mont des Arts with impunity.
As is not uncommon on Tripadvisor the pictures of The Whirling Ear we posted not so long ago seem to have disappeared;Written August 13, 2022
- We came across this lovely Fountain of Minerva while walking around the streets of the city. It is well made and depicts a statue of Minerva with cupids. Minerva is holding a large plaque or disc which bears the portraits of Emperor Franz I and Empress Maria-Theresa. Although it is a beautiful fountain it seems to be a bit neglected. However it's worth checking out if you are nearby.Written September 14, 2019
- A wonderful modern fountain created by Pol Bury. A nice resting point for the neighborhood, benches around the fountain offer a respite for relaxation.Written September 10, 2015
- Were Av.De Stalingrad meets Rue De Midi is a roundabout and in the centre of the roundabout is La Fontaine Rouppe .
Known as Rouppe Fountain ,the work of Joseph Poelaert and unveiled in 1848 and was inspired by the fountains along the Champs Élysées in Paris ,it consists of two basins and a sculpture of an allegorical statue of Brussels ,she holds a laurel leaf in one hand ,this statue was the work of sculptor Fraikin ,it's such a well detailed statue and adds to the joy of viewing this fountain which is found on Rue De Midi Rouppeplein and is well worth checking out if you're in the area.Written May 27, 2022
- Located on Le Singe is De Aap ,a wonderful statue and fountain that's a bit of a tourist destination ,it's a cute fountain topped with a great little statue of a monkey atop ,very photogenic indeed,when you view De Aap up close you can see it's very well detailed ,it's most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area and easy to locate along Le Singe .Written June 7, 2022
- This fountain statue is known as Blind and is situated just in front of St Nicholas Church at the corner of Rue au Beurre and Petite Rue au Beurre. It is the work of the late Brussels sculpture Jos De Decker and was part of a series of fountain statues called the Bruegel Fountains commissioned by the city in 1979 and installed around old city markets and squares.
This particular fountain is named after Pieter Bruegel the Elder's painting called The Parable of the Blind (Museo di Capodimonte, Naples). What you see is a similar rendition to the masterpiece, a bronze of three blind individuals holding the shoulder in front of them as they make way forward.
Interestingly, Decker completed 6 such fountains all themed after works of the Old Master. Additionally, fellow sculpture Jean Roig completed 6 more, all of which are scattered around the city centre and worth having a quick look-see if you encounter them.Written October 22, 2022
- Walking around Brussels I passed lots of little fountains that looked so beautiful ,while sitting outside Otomat Heavenly Pizza along Rue Du Marche Aux Grains enjoying a quality beer my eye was drew to Rue Du Marche Aux Grains Fountain.
It's obviously old ,a lovely weathered look ,a big bowl with a column topped with a figure ,it's such a photogenic little fountain and adds to the joy of walking around Rue Du Marche Aux Grains and the St Catherine District.Written June 13, 2022
- This fountain statue called De Oogst (The Harvest) is located off Rue Du Marche Aux Fromages just to the southeast of the Grand Palace. It is the work of the late Brussels sculpture Jos De Decker and was part of a series of fountain statues called the Brueghel Fountains commissioned by the city in 1979 and install around old city markets and squares.
This particular fountain is named after Pieter Brueghel the Elder's painting called The Harvest (MET, New York City). What you see are two harvesters sitting back to back, taking rest. One is having a bite to eat while the older drinks from a vase. It is reminiscent of characters seen in the Brueghel masterpiece which you can view at The MET in New York City.
Decker completed 6 such fountains all themed after works of the Old Master. Additionally, fellow sculpture Jean Roig completed 6 more, providing 12 Bruegel Fountains (1 was stolen and no longer remains) scattered around the city centre to look out for while sightseeing.Written October 21, 2022
- If you keep your eyes peeled, you will see small Bruegel fountains scattered around the city of Brussels. These are the works of Jos De Decker and Jean Roig who completed 12 fountains in honour of Flemish Old Master Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
This is is located along the pedestrian street of Rue De Rollebeek and is a portrayal of three men staggering which refers to a scene from Brueghel's masterpiece The Fight between Carnival and Lent (1559) which can be viewed at the Kunsthistorisches in Vienna.
The little fountain is peculiar and charming if you are a fan of Pieter Bruegel the Elder's artworks. The characters are fun renditions of the folk culture of the Southern Netherlands, which Bruegel always seemed to capture so imaginably in his peasant live scenes.Written November 16, 2022
- Situated next to the 13th-century Church of our Lady of the Chapelle at Place de la Chapelle is an interesting obelisk monument. It seems this is a replica of an original obelisk fountain created by French architect Barnabée Guimard (1765) that was lost or destroyed while the church grounds were converted to a public square in the early 19th-century. This replica obelisk was erected here in 2005 and remains in good condition. Worth a look-see if planning to visit the church while sightseeing around Brussels.Written November 21, 2022
- I love the architecture of the Grand Place and the streets leading into this stunning square ,down Rue Des Pierres is this historic fountain known as Fontaine Le Cracheur ( The Spitter ) which dates back to the 14th century .
This beautiful fountain is a work of art ,the sculpture of the figure from were the water pours is amazing,so well detailed ,the water flows into a big bowl ,it's just a great piece of architecture ,it's most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area and easy to locate down Rue Des Pierres.Written June 23, 2022