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Halberd-bearer outside the Collegiate Church of Sainte-Waudru, during the ‘Doudou‘ (Ducasse de Mons), Mons, Belgium (14 June 2014). © Rudolf Abraham

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Now we're definitely bidding, some FAQs about the Euro Culture Capital bid

Some FAQs about what’s going to happen after Leeds council bosses rubber-stamp a report next week (18th March) recommending the city bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023. 854 more words

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The UNESCO-listed Grand-Hornu mining complex, near Mons, Belgium. © Rudolf Abraham

Built in the early 19th century in Neoclassical style by French entrepreneur Henri De Gorge and designed by architect Bruno Renard, Grand-Hornu is surrounded by Utopian, neatly arranged streets of worker’s housing (pictured below), and developed into one of the largest mining companies in Belgium. 106 more words


Pilsen and Mons: meet Europe's cultural capitals for 2015 #Mons2015 #Pilsen2015 #CulturalCapital

Pilsen (Plzeň) in the Czech Republic and Mons in Belgium are Europe’s cultural capitals for 2015. Inaugurated in 1985, cultural capitals highlight the diversity and richness of European culture, while also fostering a European identity. 398 more words


Van Gogh: What impact is the artist having on the rural Belgian landscape?

In 2012 I (somewhat reluctantly,) agreed to go on a cycling holiday in the Netherlands with my dad. The stand-out experience of the trip was undoubtedly our visit to the… 528 more words

Mons: European Capital of Culture

Meet Mons, Belgium – a city of less than 100,000 people, about an hour’s train ride south of Brussels in the French-speaking part of Belgium known as Wallonia. 32 more words