The Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert in Brussels are a complex of three commercial passages covered over their entire length by glazed arcades.
They consist of:
The main facade of the town hall consists of two asymmetrical wings framing the tower and terminated by corner turrets. The façade is decorated with numerous statues representing the Dukes and Duchesses of Brabant. Each of these statues rests on a historiated cul-de-lampe and is sheltered under a finely carved stone canopy surmounted by a pyramid-shaped stone pinnacle decorated with foliage and topped with a finial. Before the 19th century, the town hall was not adorned as it is now with innumerable statues, apart from the tailpieces, the statues of the eight prophets and a few statues with corner turrets.
The two wings have several asymmetries:
The origins of the Ommegang date back to the middle of the 14th century. This is-knows at the start of a procession in honor of Notre-Dame du Sablon, organized by the Grand Oath of Crossbowmen.
Even today, the Ommegang reveals details every year unsuspected in the history of Brussels. This impressive procession illustrates several aspects of our national folklore and seduced by a form of visual magic as well as many animations. Some 1400 participants in dazzling costumes evoke the presentation of Charles Quint and his son, the Infant Philip (future Philip II).
This year our French-speaking Herald will be one of the great figures of French theater and cinema: Francois Berlean. Winner of the César in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category for his performance in "My Little Entre-prize” by Pierre Jolivet, he has shot in nearly 40 plays and more than 180 lms.