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A little trip to Brussels


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A little trip to Brussels

  1. 1. A little trip to Brussels
  2. 2. Some basic information about Brussels <ul><ul><li>Where's Brussels? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  3. 3. Some basic information about Brussels <ul><ul><li>How to arrive? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By plane:   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By bus:    </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let's learn something about its history. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bishop Saint Géry builts a chappel over a Swamp at the end of the first millenium (Broek: swamp + Sell: Chappel= Broeksell > Brussels). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charles V reings the country but his descendants loose it all, and Belgium turns french in 1795. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Belgium recovers independence in 1830 and King Leopold I does great things for the country: colonies, big buildings,... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 1958 Brussels becomes the capital of the European Union. This year Brussels celebrates the Universal Exposition; the main atraction: the Atomium,... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>L et's take a walk into the city using Google Earth. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Brussels and comics <ul><ul><li>Important areas for the comic in the world: United States, Japan and Europe. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I n Europe, Franco-Belgian comics are the reference. They are known as BDs, an abbreviation of bande dessinée. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Belgium is the birth place of important characters like: </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Smurfs  by Peyo
  6. 6. Gaston Lagaffe  by André Franquin
  7. 7. Lucky Luke  by Morris and René Goscinny
  8. 8. And, of course,  Tintin  by Herge
  9. 9. Brussels and comics <ul><ul><li>Brussels has an important place for comics:  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Belgian Comic Strip Centre: </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Brussels and comics <ul><ul><li>There's a route across the city where you can find comic characters in the walls of the buildings: is the Comic Strip Walk. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let's see the  Comic Strip Walk in Google Earth. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  2009 is the year of the comics in Brussels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  11. 11. Having fun in Brussels <ul><ul><li>Tipical food: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chips </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beer,  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mussels, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chocolate. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  12. 12. Having fun in Brussels <ul><ul><li>Some interesting places to visit that i have kept in... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>   </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Useful links <ul><ul><li>Tourism Office of Wallonie and Brussels: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brussels Capital Region Website: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brussels International - Tourism & Congress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Software and services used in this speech <ul><ul><li>Google Docs:   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Earth:   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Panoramio:   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshare:   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bonus: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr:élgica/Brussels-Capital%20Region/   </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. And, before ending... <ul><li>  </li></ul>