Category Archives: Blérot

The years of war: 1916

The First World War is in full swing and still, houses were built in Brussels. Here are a few examples. There is also a picture of a memorial of a Belgian postman executed by the Germans in 1916.

For those readers interested in memorials in Brussels I strongly recommend to take a look at the website:


The 19th century in Brussels: 1898

I continue with my series on the 19th century. Here is 1898


The years before World War I: 1902

Here is another post, after a long break! I continue with my series on the years before World War I.

Here are a few pictures of houses with the mark of the year 1902. In that year ended the Second Boer War, the second queen of Belgium (married to King Leopold II), Marie-Henriette of Austria died in Spa.

The years before World War I: 1903

In 1903 the Belgian writer George Siménon was born in Liège. That year Pope Leon XIII died. He was nuntio in Belgium from 1843 to 1846. The Nunciature where he lived during his stay in Belgium is located in the “Grand Sablon”. A plate can be seen in the façade of that house remembering this episode in the life of the Pontif.