Brussels Sprouts

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February 26, 2009
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  Built in 1956 for the World’s Fair, the Atomiumis an homage to the future. It recently reopened after a complete renovation.
    Built in 1956 for the World’s Fair, the Atomiumis an homage to the future. It recently reopened after a complete renovation.
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  The Galeries Saint-Hubert are the forerunner to the modern shopping mall. Constructed in 1847, they were the first glass-covered shopping arcades in Europe.
    The Galeries Saint-Hubert are the forerunner to the modern shopping mall. Constructed in 1847, they were the first glass-covered shopping arcades in Europe.
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  Conix Architecten of Antwerp, Belgium, were responsible for the renovation of the Atomium’s interior, which includes these atomlike seating pods.
    Conix Architecten of Antwerp, Belgium, were responsible for the renovation of the Atomium’s interior, which includes these atomlike seating pods.
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  The Belgian Center for Comic Strip Art was designed by Art Nouveau master Victor Horta.
    The Belgian Center for Comic Strip Art was designed by Art Nouveau master Victor Horta.
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  Belga Queen mixes details from the former occupant, a bank, with modern restaurant furnishings.
    Belga Queen mixes details from the former occupant, a bank, with modern restaurant furnishings.
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  Patrons at A La Mort Subite enjoy a modest glass of Belgian ale.
    Patrons at A La Mort Subite enjoy a modest glass of Belgian ale.
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  Brussels’s fashion movement was spurred on in no small part by the boutique Stijl, a staple of Rue Antoine Dansaert that always manages to stay ahead of the curve.
    Brussels’s fashion movement was spurred on in no small part by the boutique Stijl, a staple of Rue Antoine Dansaert that always manages to stay ahead of the curve.
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  Top-Mouton started with interior design, but branched out into other areas, including home accessories.
    Top-Mouton started with interior design, but branched out into other areas, including home accessories.
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  The Grand Place—Brussels’s major tourist destination—was burned down by the French in 1695, but was rebuilt within five years.
    The Grand Place—Brussels’s major tourist destination—was burned down by the French in 1695, but was rebuilt within five years.
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