Monthly Archives: August 2010

F1 Belgium Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps 2010 (Liège)

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 As its name implies, the Grand Prix takes place at Spa-Francorchamps, near Liège (Belgium).  

Practical information: This Grand Prix will take place from 27 to 29 August 2010.

According to many people, this part of the Grand Prix represents the best circuit in the F1 calendar, it is also the longest. Only the best of F1 drivers can successfully take control of it. This is the best track for the best drivers. In addition, Spa-Francorchamps is located in a beautiful natural area but close to exciting cities. The circuit is also renowned for its weather, totally related to the Belgian climate.

Between Francorchamps Formula 1 and is a long history of sometimes turbulent love. The Grand Prix was held almost every year between 1950 and 1970. It returned to Spa in 1983 after the length of the track was reduced from 14 to 7 km. Apart from a few “infidelities” — particularly, in 2003 and 2006 — the Grand Prix, with its yearly store of surprises and sensations, is held each year..

The circuit of Spa is used frequently for practice and testing during the weekend.

The best record is held by Michael Schumacher (1’43”726 2002), which also collects six wins at the Spa-Francorchamps. .

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Brussels Urban BBQ

Located in Monts des Arts at  Brussels (Belgium), the event Brussels Urban BBQ take place from 22th august 2010 atBrussels.


Practical Information:
Brussels Urban BBQ – 22th august from noon – Monts des Arts – 10 euros


Brussels Urban BBQ” is the unique opportunity downtown to find itself around an immense table of host drawn up on the Mont des Arts. Between midday and 4pm you’ll have the occasion to taste for 10 euros of the dishes in the form of typed, cooked by five chiefs of reputation.

The Summer is the time of predilection to organize BBQ in Brussels, the milder temperatures are more propitious to playing « Robinson Crusoë » around a camp fire not like what you see in the show “Lost”. But, it’s not always easy to find a piece of land to set up your BBQ.

Renown Chefs

In front of their barbecue these “toqués” of the furnaces will cook in “live” to the sounds of the fountains of the Mount of Arts in Brussels. Convivial, family and very urban “Brussels Urban BBQ” awaits you, small and large, young people and elder, one day old inhabitant of Brussels or always to celebrate together and good mood, the pleasure of eating with complete freedom within an urban space transformed into green “dining room”.

From Midday long tables will be set up under the foliage of the Brussels Park for the delight of all the UrbanBBQ lovers. The fourth edition of “Brussels Urban BBQ” will close down when they run out of goods and at 4pm at the latest… First come first served!

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Flowercarpet on the Grand Place in Brussels

Located in the grand place of Brussels(Belgium), the carpetflower’s event takes place on the central square of Brussels.


Practical Information:
Open to the public on 13th, 14th and 15th August 2010, from 9 am to 11 pm. Town hall of Brussels: from the balcony, “panoramic” view of the carpet: 3 euros / free for children under 12.


You won’t believe your eyes. When you pass through one of the seven entrances into the Grand Place of Brussels, you will be presented with a brilliant spectacle. Stretching out over 2,000 m2, the floral display will positively glow with sparkling colours arranged in subtle designs. This monumental work, an original and ephemeral creation, requires months of design and preparation but has been put in place in just one day. A hundred expert craftsmen follow meticulous plans; each of the begonias and dahlias making up this exceptional tableau has its exact place, in complete harmony.

Of course, you can stroll all around this exceptional installation. During the day as well as by night, you will be aware of the subtle variations in coloured nuances, fragrances and atmosphere. Enthusiasts from around the world come to admire this marvel. Why not join them, chatting on the steps of the staircases leading to the balcony of the Hotel de Ville of Brussels? From there, every day from 9.00 am to 11.00 pm, you won?t believe your eyes. Your camera will record images that will remain fixed in your memory.

European presidence

This year, the Flower Carpet filling the Grand-Place in Brussels is a tribute to the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Belgium has succeeded Spain and precedes Hungary in holding the Presidency. Together, these three countries form a team Presidency, also known as the „Trio?. In order to provide more consistency and continuity, they have prepared a joint 18-month programme together.

Making the impossible

The actual making of the carpet in Brussels is based on a plan worked out in advance, consisting of several stages.
Everything starts, often a year in advance, with projects and scale models, illustrating a commissioned theme. Once the theme has been produced in representation and symbol, the number of flowers and color combinations calculated and the outlines finally drawn on the ground of the Grand-place of Brussels, then the work starts. The skilful, dedicated work of a hundred experienced gardeners and their enthusiasm enables them to put together this giant floral jigsaw in under four hours.

The day before, the spaces between the floral patterns will already have been filled with rolled turf. Did you know that the flowers are packed together one by one, 300 to every square meter of the ground (+/- 800.000 flowers!), so tightly (no soil is used at all) that they won’t be blown away by the first puff of wind, and create their own microclimate? In heat waves, the turf has to be watered to prevent it from shrinking, but if the weather is too wet, the grass can grow 4 to 5 centimeters in 3 days? The wonders of nature!

Always the same, yet different each time, no carpet is like any other, even if it is always essentially made up of 800,000 begonias (“tuberosa grandiflora”), one of the glories of Belgian horticultur.

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On the move – Short term furnished apartment in Liege

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The apartment of 62m², On the move, is located in the historical centre of Liege. This apartment, decorated in a colonial style, offers your a stay as comfortable as possible during your business or leisure trip.
You will find a living room with fully equipped kitchen, a bedroom annex office and a bathroom with bath-top.
To make your stay even more fun, there is a selection of dvd’s and music. Moreover we have equipped the apartment with digital TV and an internet connection that you can use at any time.

You rather go out and visit the city center than staying at home ? Then this apartment is without doubt the perfect place to stay in. You are located nearby most historic places, shopsrestaurants and cafes. Upon arrival, we will foresee a delicious selection of Nespresso coffee and tea.

You can park your car in the underground parking space, a few minutes away from your apartment and this for an interesting price/week.