Category Archives: Fauna

The Interbellum: 1933

1933 proved to be a very easy year when it came to find houses built or displaying that year.

In 1933 Pope Pius XI declared a Jubilee: this is reflected in the first picture I am showing on this post. The text “Anno Sancto” is dispalyed next to the year 1933 in Roman numerals.

In the post I also include a picture of the detail of a façade of a house displaying a what I believe to be a bee queen with two attendants.

The reader will notice that there are pictures with details of a bench. This bench is a memorial to paint Maurice GUILBERT and is located in Uccle’s “Parc de Wolvendael”. The “logo” of the painter is also displayed in one of my posts on the year 1926.

 

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Fish in Brussels

Here are a few trophies of my “fishing expeditions” in the streets of Brussels.

More Brussel’s fauna: squirrels!

In Brussels you can find squirrels, not only in parks, but also in strange places… Here are a few examples:

More Brussel’s fauna: and here a few (more) swans!

In a previous post I included a picture of a magnificent swan that can be seen in the façade of “La Maison du Cygne” a renowned Brussels restaurant in the Grand’ Place.

In this post I show a few pictures of swans I discovered in the streets of Brussels.

One more owl!!

It was a difficult one to decoy, but I succeded!

I found it here, at the feet of one of the statues in the façade of the Fine Arts Museum in the Rue de la Régence.

Owl in a statue in the façade of the Fine Arts Museum of Brussels

Owl in a statue in the façade of the Fine Arts Museum of Brussels

Statue in the façade of the Fine Arts Museum of Brussels

Statue in the façade of the Fine Arts Museum of Brussels

The (photographic) hunt for owls continues!

Owls in a facade in Avenue Molière

Owls in a facade in Avenue Molière

Facade with owls in Avenue Molière

Facade with owls in Avenue Molière

Definitely, owls are ubiquitous in Brussels. When walking through the streets of Brussels in one of my hunts for owls (and other creatures) I found this magnificent pair (or couple) of owls perched on the facade of an equally gorgeous art nouveau house in the Avenue Molière, in the section belonging to the commune of Forest/Vorst.

I do not know the name of the architect who designed the house but the house has the looks of those designed by Jena Baptiste Dewin. Perhaps readers could help me in finding the name of the architect and the year the house was built.