Brussels Underground #003
an history of an urbanistic misunderstanding
This is the result of a phenomenon called 'gentrification'. A lot of beautiful and classic houses built at the beginning of the last century were simply destroyed or left empty to make place for the European parliament and other buildings. It's not a judgement. only an eye witness.
It was logical to destroy some houses despite the fact that they were beautiful. Brussels could not become the capital of Europe without breaking eggs. But however it is interesting to notice that some houses that were just too close from the frontier line between the past and the future are now abandoned. And that big towers are build nearby.
Brussels has not lost her soul in this affair which continues to occur every day. And we are proud to host the EU buildings. I just think that it is important to testify the past in order to build the future.
#urbanism #gentrification #architecture #photography