Owls in a facade 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.
As you can see I have not been idle during the past weeks.
Here are a few more prizes of my hunts for owls!
Owl in a balcony
I am back!
Those who thought that I had stopped with my blog: do not worry! I am here in Brussels, alive and kicking!
Proof of this is this new post. On owls, once more!
As I mentioned in my previous post owls are a very special bird, at least here in Brussels, a city marked in history by a strong presence of the free-masonry.
The owl you see “hangs” in balcony of a house located nearby the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, i.e. the Flemish “opposite” of the “Université Libre de Bruxelles”
This is a magnificent example of two owls in an sgraffitto.
Sgraffitto with two owls in Avenue Brugmann (close to Avenue de la Jonction)
Two more owls.
The first one can be seen at the Avenue Ernest Cambier in Schaarbeek, close to place Meiser. I have taken three pictures of this owl. Perhaps you will concur with me that it is a very imposing one, at least when looking at its “face”.
The second ornates the façade of a house somewhere in Saint-Gilles. The problem is that I do not remember where (the street) I took the picture. At any rate the reader will notice that the owl keeps in its claws some sort of reptile (a snake, or a small dragon?). Quite an extraordinary depiction of the owl.