1 Mar 2009

WEEKLY WINNERS - Tour & Taxi Brussels


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In the 70th when I got a parcel from my aunt in the States, I had to go to Tour & Taxi to get it through customs, pay a tax and pick it up. But then it closed down and stayed empty for quite a long time.

Tour & Taxi was the Royal Warehouse Brussels and a trading palace built in 1904.

It was entirely renovated in 2001. Today it houses next to 40 companies some very interesting shops and restaurants and an impressive series of cultural events.

I had never seen the "new" Tour & Taxi so I went there last weekend.


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The outside hadn't changed except there are now a lot of parking places

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The entrance already looks very impressive !

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Looking up to the glass roof and four floors

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I took the elevator and looked down

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I admit, I didn't stay long, it was so high that I got dizzy !

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A view on a souvenir stand and the reception

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At first it reminded me a little of a prison, because of these balconees

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A little spot to rest

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A very nice restaurant

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and a wine bar. There you could find bottles in all prices from 5 € on to 150 € the bottle ! This little corner was made to taste the wine.

5 comments:

Jeanette said...

Gday Gattina,, I must say it looks very much like a prison with all the balcony's ans stairways.. But I must admit the Entrance is very impressive, I would love to sit and rest on those chairs and watch the world go by....

Jientje said...

Never heard of Tour and Taxi before!! Another great place in Brussels you let me discover!

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow!!!!! I so wish America would do this kind of thing and save our past beauties like yours. All we can think about is tearing down the wonderful and building new, ugly stuff!!!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Impressive building. Love that first shot.

Lifecruiser said...

OMG! That is a "helluva" building! I'm soooo impressed. *big eyes*