March 02, 2014

Art deco in Brussels

"A stone's throw away from the shops on rue Neuve, the Art Deco façade of the tavern Espérance attracts the attention of passers-by. Léon Govaerts, who also designed the Vanderborght shops on rue Fossé-aux-Loups and the home of the banker Van Buuren in Uccle, was its architect. With quite severe lines, it was built in 1930 and given a facing in veined marble. The entrance, slightly off centre, was topped by a metal canopy with a vertical illuminated sign shooting up from it. This breaks with the continuity of the fanlight windows whose geometrical stained glasses give a little touch of colour to the whole".


  1. C'est ici que l'on laisse toute espérance ? Je remarque des fresques dans le reflet de la vitrine.

  2. Hallo Anni,
    Dikwijls voorbij gereden of gewandeld en nooit binnen gegaan...
    Prettige week,

  3. dat gebouw ligt daar zo in bijna verlaten straatje..

    maar het is daarom niet minder mooi..

    ps naar de bozar geweest, Borremans is effectief de moeite meer dan waard