Happy birthday Belgium!

Not only is Belgium celebrating its Independence Day today, but it’s also celebrating the arrival of a new king. Earlier this month, Albert II announced that he was going to abdicate and let his son Philippe take over. Today, Philippe de Belgique became the seventh king of Belgium. Continue reading “Happy birthday Belgium!”

Royal Greenhouses of Laeken: architecture and flora

Last weekend I went to the last day of the open house of the greenhouses of the Royal Palace of Belgium (click here for more info on the greenhouses and how they came to be). I had gone there once when I was little but couldn’t really remember what it was like. Continue reading “Royal Greenhouses of Laeken: architecture and flora”