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Monumenten

Monument to Labor

The Monument to Labour a by the famous Belgian sculptor Constantin Meunier is located at the canal to reflect the workers daily life in the port of Brussels, with shippings coming from the former coal mines in Charleroi.

The art work represents four stone bas-reliefs: IndustryThe MineHarvest, and the Harbour, four bronze statues: The SowerThe SmithThe Miner, and the Ancestor; and a bronze group, Maternity.

 

Monumenten

The Dynasty Monument

This monument, which is also known as the Leopold monument, is dedicated to the first King of Belgium Leopold I and commissioned by his son Leopold II.

It shows the King looking over to the Royal Castle, surrounded by nine columns, arranged in a circle.

The columns represent what were then the nine provinces of Belgium.

Each column has a statue depicting that province.

Monumenten

The Thinker

One of the attractions of the Laeken cemetery is an original bronze of Thinker by Auguste Rodin, a testimony of the sculptor’s stay in Brussels and his connections to the Belgian artists’ community.

News

Winter Wonderland Willems

December 16, 2017

Winter Wonderland Willems

Ambiance festive, un peu alternative ce weekend sur la Place Willems : les Winter Pop-ups, événements satellites des Plaisirs d’hiver du centre-ville, se sont installés à Laeken. Certes, on aurait plutôt rêvé d’un Marché de Noël au Parvis Notre Dame, ou encore d’une patinoire sur la Place Bockstael, mais la magie passe aussi par cette petite […]

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Faces of Laeken

Oktober 14, 2017

Faces of Laeken

Vrijdag 13 oktober 2017 was Laeken.Brussels aanwezig op de opening van Faces of Laeken, een buiten-tentoonstelling op de muur van het kerkhof van Laken.

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