What We Saw (And Heard) Today

Lars and I finally managed to visit the Christmas market of Brussels today! The weather was quite mild – last year we were literally frozen during our visit.

And there was a new attraction! It is called Iceberg and is an interactive light and sound installation. Or as VisitBrussels (the official touristic website of Brussels) puts it:

On the Place de la Monnaie, from north to south, the installation invites visitors to follow the course of a reinterpreted iceberg, from its virtual descent into polar waters until its complete dissolution in southern seas. The installation offers three skeletons of one same iceberg at three various stages of its existence… Three forms, sizes, distinct luminous spaces and sound atmospheres.

Just head to the Place de la Monnaie/Muntplein. Iceberg is so big that you cannot miss it and more important, it is free!

In daylight the light installation gets a bit lost, but the sounds and the architecture of the Iceberg are impressive. This is how we experienced it:


And there is more to come!


  • sueslaght December 15, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Fabulous angles!

  • fgh47 December 15, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    That is, what I love about Belgium. From time to time there are special installations and exhibitions on spectacular places in the city. And it is not only cheap stuff. If they want to create something, they do it in a stabile way, that cannot easily be spoilt by hooligans. And it doesn’t give the impression, they are snobbish in any way

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