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January 24, 2023

Brussels in the Late 1950s Through Amazing Black and White Photos

Brussels is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the capital of Belgium. The Brussels-Capital Region is located in the central portion of the country and is a part of both the French Community of Belgium and the Flemish Community, but is separate from the Flemish Region (within which it forms an enclave) and the Walloon Region.

Brussels is the most densely populated region in Belgium. The Brussels Region covers 162 km2 (63 sq mi), a relatively small area compared to the two other regions.

As the economic capital of Belgium and a top financial centre of Western Europe with Euronext Brussels, Brussels is classified as an Alpha global city. It is also a national and international hub for rail, road and air traffic, and are sometimes considered, together with Belgium, as the geographic, economic and cultural crossroads of Europe. The Brussels Metro is the only rapid transit system in Belgium. In addition, both its airport and railway stations are the largest and busiest in the country.

These amazing black and white from Allan Hailstone that captured street scenes of Brussels in 1958 and 1959.

Boulevard Adolphe Max, Brussels, 1958

Boulevard Adolphe Max seen from Place Rogier, Brussels, 1958

Bourse district, Brussels, 1958

Bourse district, Brussels, 1958

Bourse district, Brussels, 1958

Bourse district, Brussels, 1958

Brussels, 1958

Brussels, 1958

Brussels, 1958

Brussels, 1958

Brussels, 1958

Brussels, 1958

Brussels, 1958

Brussels, 1958

Grand Place, Brussels, 1958

Grand Place, Brussels, 1958

Near Bourse, Boulevard Adolphe Max, Brussels, 1958

Near Place Rogier, Brussels, 1958

Near Place Rogier, Brussels, 1958

Near Place Rogier, Brussels, 1958

Place Rogier, Brussels, 1958

Place Rogier, Brussels, 1958

Railway station, possibly Bruxelles-Nord, Brussels, 1958

The theme of many advertisements was the Expo 58 World Fair, Brussels, 1958

Brussels Cathedral, 1959

Brussels, 1959

Brussels, 1959

Brussels, 1959

Brussels, 1959

Brussels, 1959

Brussels, 1959

Brussels, 1959

Brussels, 1959

Grand Place car park, Brussels, 1959

Grand Place, Brussels, 1959

Grand Place, Brussels, 1959

Manneken Pis, Brussels, 1959

Place Rogier, Brussels, 1959

Place Rogier, Brussels, 1959

Place Rogier, Brussels, 1959

Place Rogier, Brussels, 1959

Place Royale, Brussels, 1959




1 comment:

  1. The hall of the station is Brussels South (Bruxelles-Midi / Brussel Zuid) not North

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