Photo Essay

An Art Nouveau Masterpiece

Hotel Metropole, Brussels, Belgium

The Hotel Metropole in Brussels is a grand surviving example of LaBelle Epoque. Built in 1895 it remains today, the only 19th century hotel in Brussels still in operation, largely unchanged. Designed by French architect Alban Chambon, it is a stunning example of Art Nouveau architecture and design. To walk though the hotel's ornate lobby and reception area with it's Corinthian columns, elegant furnishings, gilded details, and glittering chandeliers is nothing short of breathtaking. The photo essay posted here, which highlights some of the wonderful Art Nouveau details and architectural elements emerged from photos I took during a recent stay. The capture, I hope, in some small way the elegance of this amazing building

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3 responses

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (31 Oct 2011):

    Nice photo essay! GMV

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (25 Dec 2011):

    Wow, what a beautiful place. I bet you had fun taking photos.

  • Costas Ekonomides

    Costas Ekonomides gave props (29 Sep 2012):

    Very nice coverage, excellent handling of lights, shadows and colors!

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