Daily Archives : October 29, 2012

Victor Hugo Walk in Brussels – The Windmill


15 years after his first visit to Brussels, Victor Hugo returned. This time however he was not a tourist; he was a political refugee. Wikipedia explains why: When Louis Napoleon (Napoleon III) seized complete¬†power in 1851, establishing an anti-parliamentary constitution, Hugo openly declared him a traitor to France. And thus Victor Hugo relocated to Brussels for 6 months. The first…

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Victor Hugo Walk in Brussels – The Grand-Place and the Town Hall


If you have ever been to Brussels, you probably have been at the Grand-Place and have seen the magnificent Town Hall. I can imagine that you took your time to have a look around and take pictures of this building, zooming in on all the spectacular details. When Victor Hugo came to the Belgian capital for the first time in…

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