Brussels, Belgium

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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.  Photo by: Roy Zipstein
    Built in 1956 for the World’s Fair, the Atomiumis an homage to the future. It recently reopened after a complete renovation.

    Photo by: Roy Zipstein

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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.  Photo by: Roy Zipstein
    Conix Architecten of Antwerp, Belgium, were responsible for the renovation of the Atomium’s interior, which includes these atomlike seating pods.

    Photo by: Roy Zipstein

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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.  Photo by: Roy Zipstein
    The Grand Place—Brussels’s major tourist destination—was burned down by the French in 1695, but was rebuilt within five years.

    Photo by: Roy Zipstein

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  Patrons at A La Mort Subite enjoy a modest glass of Belgian ale.  Photo by: Roy Zipstein
    Patrons at A La Mort Subite enjoy a modest glass of Belgian ale.

    Photo by: Roy Zipstein

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  Belga Queen mixes details from the former occupant, a bank, with modern restaurant furnishings.  Photo by: Roy Zipstein
    Belga Queen mixes details from the former occupant, a bank, with modern restaurant furnishings.

    Photo by: Roy Zipstein

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  The Belgian Center for Comic Strip Art was designed by Art Nouveau master Victor Horta.  Photo by: Roy Zipstein
    The Belgian Center for Comic Strip Art was designed by Art Nouveau master Victor Horta.

    Photo by: Roy Zipstein

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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.  Photo by: Roy Zipstein
    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.

    Photo by: Roy Zipstein

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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.  Photo by: Roy Zipstein
    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.

    Photo by: Roy Zipstein

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  Top-Mouton started with interior design, but branched out into other areas, including home accessories.  Photo by: Roy Zipstein
    Top-Mouton started with interior design, but branched out into other areas, including home accessories.

    Photo by: Roy Zipstein

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