Saturday 7 March
On Saturday Alyson had planned a little Art Nouveau/Art Deco route around some of the fantastic buildings dotted around Brussels (most are sadly closed to public apart from during their art nouveau biennale in October but I pinched a few google images) still even from outside whoa…must try and see some of those inside one day.
First we went to see Stoclet Palace, an Art Nouveau grand marble-clad home based on a series of cubic shapes., love to go inside has it has Klimt freeze mosaics and some amazing decors.
inside with klimt frieze
Pretty placed en route
Next was the Hôtel Solvay is a large Art Nouveau town house designed by Victor Horta , pretty windows, decor and elaborate ironwork. Even the numbers of the address (224) is lovely and curvy.
a town house built by Victor Horta It is generally considered as the first true Art Nouveau building, because of its highly innovative plan and its groundbreaking use of materials and decoration.
The Ciamberlani House, built by Paul Hankar in 1897, is one of the major Belgian Art Nouveau buildings.
Maison de Paul Hankar, n°71 rue Defacqz including cool bat and cat imagery
n° 83 rue Faider (1900) by d'Albert Roosenboom (Horta student)
pub stop and more pretty facades
drinks and kniting
more pretty facades
Hannon hotel (photographic centre now) (big corner one ) sadly it was close for refurbishment…
Art Nouveau house « Les Hiboux » next door by Édouard Pelseneer ( 55 Brugmann avenue)
Horta museum...that was just amazing ( a bit over the top on security no bags, coat, phone...) but whoaa so twirly inside
This museum of Fantastique Art i didn't even know existed...but it was hard to miss a dracula holding a flag (next to Horta museum)...only saw the entry room and looks like my kind of things...find all the details def one i will check out in June