Maybe the Belgians know something we don’t. The country has just decided to give everyone iodine pills for use in the event of nuclear catastrophe.
The famed De Halve Maan brewery in Bruges, Belgium has been cranking out tasty drafts for more than five centuries—all from the same historic building. But with its fleet of beer trucks now tying up traffic getting to a new processing plant two miles away, the brewery is taking the only logical course of action: It's…
This colorful scene isn't a view of a new luxury loft. It's Rabot Towers, an abandoned public housing project in Ghent, Belgium. When the first stage of demolition removed the building's exterior walls, the former blight became an unexpected beauty, captured here by photographer Pieter Lozie.
The headquarters for Futurama's delivery service has been hiding in Liège, Belgium.
Post-industrial cities have long struggled to find new uses for the (often gargantuan) factory infrastructure that once made their towns boom. Usually, that means a park or a museum. But a few cities—like Genk, Belgium—have tried a more experimental approach, turning these decrepit sites into unusual creative spaces.
The Musée des Arts Contemporains (MAC) in Belgium is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a special science fiction-themed art exhibition called "SF: Art, Science et Fiction." It brings together the work of a number of artists, to explore the links between science fiction and the arts. The artworks include modern…
It's called the "Horror Labs" and it's easy to see why. L'école de médecine vétérinaire, a former veterinary school in Brussels, Belgium, still houses its teaching tools. Jars stuffed with organs and animal bodies line the walls, setting off the building's more mundane decay.
Because all the Americans I know tend to think that we're in a progressive, modern country, it sometimes surprises us to learn that other nations consider us big ol' prudes. And it's not just France! Our delicate sensibilities have been catered to by the English in a maneuver that gave us one of the better dirty words…
At first glance it looks like some hotel in Belgium has sacrificed floor space for a massive four-sided novelty alarm clock to attract tourists. But in reality, what you're seeing is actually the top of a clock tower with a hotel built around it.
In the 1950s, Gaston Deweer, a priest in Dadizele, Belgium, helped open up Dadipark, an amusement park meant to serve children of pilgrims to the Basilica of Our Lady of Dadizele. After complaints about the park's safety and a tragic accident, the park closed down for good in 2002. Now it's a graveyard for discarded…
In the 1990s, the government of Belgium ordered everybody to abandon the small, historic village of Doel to make room for the port of Antwerp. Most residents left unwillingly, and in their wake came a wave of squatters and artists who turned the town into a strange, haunting art installation. Over at Weird Fiction…
Serious drama, that's what. In the best stunt I've ever seen for, well, just about anything, a Belgian TV channel staged this awesome prank, which literally left bystanders agape in astonishment. Push to add drama indeed.
If you'd like to sleep inside a fairy tale (and not the parts where you're being eaten by wolves or danced to death by enchanted shoes), you might want to pay a visit to La Balade des Gnomes, a quiet bed and breakfast where you can live out your fairy tale dreams, including one inside the belly of a wooden bull.
Not again. Last night, during a Smith Westerns set at Pukkelpop 2011 in Belgium, a stage collapsed during a massive storm, killing five people and injuring more than a hundred. The video above shows the stage as it's coming down down.
Flat-bottomed barges have been hauling goods up the canals of Belgium for almost two centuries. But by the 1950s, barges had outgrown the series of locks and lifts along the Canal du Centre. This is the Belgians' €160 million answer.
Like an Aryan Death Star, the Nazis' Gustav was the largest gun ever built and didn't leave much planet where it hit.
Universal health care! A multitude of tall, beautiful blonde people! IKEA! Does it get any better? Apparently, it does—Nikon is now selling its chic limited edition set of three lenses in Sweden—the only country besides Belgium.
It's a common theme in scifi that robots will be encumbered with menial tasks, but Duval Guillaume's Alfa Romeo machine's saddled with a deplorable gig. The remote-controlled sign trails consumers throughout a Belgian mall, begging them to buy a car.
If your regular old Frisbee just isn't doing it for you anymore and you've got a spare $215 lying around, consider the uber-customizable FrisMe. You can choose its size and shape, or add your initials and a cool "texture".