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This photograph has been taken almost two weeks ago afternoon on Brussels market.
This is my second picture of the flower carpet, these picture I have more the old building taken (Breadhouse), a wonderful guild house.

Bread House;

In the early 13th century stood on the Grand Place a wooden structure where their bread bakers then sold. This wooden shack was replaced in 1405 by a stone building. But in the early 15th century the bakers their bread from door to door sales to sell them and the now-free building was occupied by the then Duke of Brabant, which is a kind of administrative center of it. From that time comes, the French name Maison du Roi.

During the reign of Emperor Charles V, the bread home again to the ground and became his court architect Antoon II Keldermans appointed to a new building designed in flamboyant Gothic. The plans were completed in 1514 and work on the new King's house were completed between 1515 and 1536.

But the French bombardment of 1695 this building was so badly damaged that a thorough restoration is forced. Because of thelack of funds was only necessary works carried out to prevent the building would collapse further. In the coming centuries would include in that state as "Maison du Peuple", is used (after the takeover of Brussels by the French revolutionist at the end of the 18th century).

At the end of the sixties of the nineteenth century the building was eventually demolished and rebuilt in Gothic Revival. This was one of the great achievements of the former mayor Charles Buls and Jules Anspach. The reconstruction of the building was entrusted to the city architect Pierre-Victor Jamaer that, based on original plans of Anthony Keldermans, a faithful reconstruction of the sixteenth-century building performed. The work began in 1873 and lasted twenty years.

I hope you like it.

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14/08/2010 14:05:18
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