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A Belgian Brewery Will Tap Its Own Underground Beer Pipeline

The famed De Halve Maan brewery in Bruges, Belgium has been cranking out tasty drafts for more than five centuries — all from the same historic building. But with its fleet of beer trucks now tying up traffic getting to a new processing plant 3km away, the brewery is taking the only logical course of action: It’s installing an underground beer pipe.


These Abandoned, Half-Demolished Towers Look Too Pretty To Destroy

This colourful scene isn’t a view of a new luxury loft. It’s Rabot Towers, an abandoned public housing project in Ghent, Belgium. When the first stage of demolition removed the building’s exterior walls, the former blight became an unexpected beauty, captured here by photographer Pieter Lozie.


Former 1900s Coal Mine Reborn As Modernist's Playground

Post-industrial cities have long struggled to find new uses for the (often gargantuan) factory infrastructure that once made their towns boom. Usually, that means a park or a museum. But a few cities — like Genk, Belgium — have tried a more experimental approach, turning these decrepit sites into unusual creative spaces.


You Will Never Sleep Through This Hotel's Gigantic Alarm Clock

At first glance it looks like some hotel in Belgium has sacrificed floor space for a massive four-sided novelty alarm clock to attract tourists. But in reality, what you’re seeing is actually the top of a clock tower with a hotel built around it.


Olympic-Sized Pool Boat Is An Instant Tourist Attraction -- Just Add Water

The city of Antwerp in Belgium is currently in the process of converting an old ferry boat into its newest tourist attraction — an almost 120m long swimming pool that will double as a skating rink in the cold winter months. It’s an idea that’s so simply genius we think every city should build one.


What Happens When You Push The Button?

Serious drama, that’s what. In the best stunt I’ve ever seen for, well, just about anything, a Belgian TV channel staged this awesome prank, which literally left bystanders agape in astonishment. Push to add drama indeed.


Ghent Light Festival Creates A Technicolor Dream Cathedral

Clark Griswold? Amateur. This is how you put on a light show — the 2012 Light Festival at Ghent, Belgium. And this 28 meter tall cathedral, the Luminarie Cagna, was its centrepiece.


Another Stage Collapses In Belgium

Not again. Last night, during a Smith Westerns set at Pukkelpop 2011 in Belgium, a stage collapsed during a massive storm, killing five people and injuring a 100. The video above shows the stage as it’s coming down down.


How Do You Hoist 1350-Tonne Boats 73m In The Air?

Flat-bottomed barges have been hauled goods up the canals of Belgium for almost two centuries. But by the 1950s, barges had outgrown the series of locks and lifts along the Canal du Centre. This is the Belgians’ €160 million answer.


Thugs Facebook Seduce A Supermarket Manager Just To Rob Him

Guy meets girl online. After 5 months, they fall for one another. Both arrange to go on their first date. Only the girl doesn’t exist. She’s really two guys who tie the guy up and steal his stuff. Wait, what?