Tag Archives: Belgium

Views: The Horseback Fisherwomen Of Belgium

The tradition of horseback fishing for fish and shrimp goes back to the 16th century. Large Belgian Draft horses trawl across the beach with fishing nets attached to their saddles. In Oostduinkerke, at the Belgian coast, this 500-year-old shrimping tradition has remained unchanged, except in 2015, when a small but significant change occurred: for the first time ever, 2 women joined the ranks of what was long considered a “man’s job”. We met up with the women who brave the waves on Belgians weighing up to 1 ton every day.

Walking Tour: Dinant – Southern Belgium (4K)

Dinant is a city in Belgium’s Walloon Region. It’s on the banks of the Meuse River and backed by steep cliffs. Perched on an outcrop above town is the centuries-old fortified Citadel. It’s now a museum with sweeping views. Below it is the Gothic Collegiate Church of Our Lady. Nearby, on the site of saxophone inventor Adolphe Sax’s birthplace, Mr. Sax’s House has interactive exhibits on the instrument’s development. 

Walking Tour: Brussels – Northern Belgium (4K)

The City of Brussels is the largest municipality and historical centre of the Brussels-Capital Region, and the capital of Belgium. Besides the strict centre, it also covers the immediate northern outskirts where it borders municipalities in Flanders.

City Views: ‘Ghent – Belgium’ (4K UHD Video)

Ghent is a port city in northwest Belgium, at the confluence of the Leie and Scheldt rivers. During the Middle Ages it was a prominent city-state. Today it’s a university town and cultural hub. Its pedestrianized center is known for medieval architecture such as 12th-century Gravensteen castle and the Graslei, a row of guildhalls beside the Leie river harbor. 

Walking Tours: ‘Bruges – Northwest Belgium’ (4K)

Bruges, the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium, is distinguished by its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings. Its port, Zeebrugge, is an important center for fishing and European trade. In the city center’s Burg square, the 14th-century Stadhuis (City Hall) has an ornate carved ceiling. Nearby, Markt square features a 13th-century belfry with a 47-bell carillon and 83m tower with panoramic views. 

Walking Tours: ‘Antwerp – Northern Belgium’ (Video)

Antwerp is a port city on Belgium’s River Scheldt, with history dating to the Middle Ages. In its center, the centuries-old Diamond District houses thousands of diamond traders, cutters and polishers. Antwerp’s Flemish Renaissance architecture is typified by the Grote Markt, a central square in the old town. At the 17th-century Rubens House, period rooms display works by the Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens.

Technology: Dutch ‘PAL-V’ Is World’s First Certified Flying Car (Video)

The world’s first-ever commercial flying car was recently unveiled by Dutch vehicle manufacturer PAL-V. Here’s what that means for our roads (and our skies).

Starting with the undercarriage, which PAL-V credits as their main breakthrough. The company was looking for a three-wheeled design that could still be stable when turning at normal road-going speeds.

In 2005, they discovered the work of another Dutch company, Carver, which made 3-wheeled cars that tilted like motorcycles. A hydraulic tilting system like that could eliminate the need for a 4th wheel and also be useful to raise the whole vehicle up, giving it ground clearance for a rear-facing propeller. Then there was the matter of generating lift.

Fixed wing aircraft need air to move over their wings fast enough to stay aloft, otherwise they’ll stall. A fixed wing flying car has to compromise the size and shape of its wings in the name of practicality, meaning its risk of stalling is higher. So PAL-V chose a rotary wing design instead, but rather than make their flying car a helicopter, they decided it should be an autogyro.

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“In driving mode the Liberty can go up to 99 miles per hour, and in flight mode its max speed is 112 miles per hour. For comparison’s sake, the average helicopter can go up to about 160 miles per hour.”

Travel: The ‘Top 100 Cities In Europe’ (Video)

The cities of Europe remain unmatched to the rest of the world! From the canals of Venice, to the Ancient ruins of Athens, it’s impossible to beat the history and architecture of Europe’s cities. I’ve spent the last few years traveling Europe and I want to show you my favorite cities! This video was months in the making and i’m so excited to finally share it with you! I tried to include cities from all parts of Europe.

Timestamps: 0:34 – London, UK 1:17 – Edinburgh, UK 1:43 – Lisbon, Portugal 2:23 – Valletta, Malta 3:05 – Tallinn, Estonia 3:50 – Milan & Venice, Italy 5:01 – Bologna & Rome Italy 6:48 – Vatican City, Vatican 7:27 – Naples & Positano, Italy 8:34 – Palermo & Catania, Italy 9:08 – Zurich & Lucerne, Switzerland 10:28 – Grindelwald & Zermatt, Switzerland 11:33 – Prague & Cesky Krumlov, Czechia 12:53 – Barcelona, Spain 13:32 – Toledo & Cordoba, Spain 14:22 – Ronda & Granada, Spain 15:07 – Obidos & Porto, Portugal 16:11 – Cologne & Rothenburg, Germany 17:35 – Munich & Berchtesgaden, Germany 18:19 – Salzburg & Hallstatt, Austria 19:04 – Innsbruck & Vienna, Switzerland 19:36 – Bratislava, Slovakia 20:53 – Paris & Etretat, France 22:00 – Colmar & Lyon, France 22:34 – Carcassonne, France 23:08 – Monte Carlo, Monaco 23:52 – Kyiv & Odessa, Ukraine 25:25 – Lviv, Ukraine 25:47 – Luxembourg City 26:45 – Brussels & Bruges, Belgium 28:20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands 29:04 – Rotterdam & The Hague, Netherlands 29:40 – Copenhagen, Denmark 30:21 – Malmö & Gothenburg, Sweden 31:20 – Stockholm, Sweden 31:52 – Helsinki & Rovaniemi, Finland 32:40 – Oslo & Bergen, Norway 33:36 – Alesund & Tromso, Norway 34:30 – Reykjavik, Iceland 35:18 – Dublin, Ireland 35:43 – Warsaw & Gdansk, Poland 36:54 – Wroclaw & Krakow, Poland 37:40 – St. Petersburg & Moscow, Russia 38:58 – Vernazza & Verona, Italy 39:34 – San Marino 40:24 – Ljubljana, Slovenia 40:58 – Dubrovnik & Rovinj, Croatia 42:15 – Zagreb, Croatia 42:59 – Riga, Latvia 43:28 – Vilnius, Lithuania 43:49 – Minsk, Belarus 44:25 – Budapest, Hungary 45:02 – Bucharest & Brasov, Romania 45:53 – Kotor, Montenegro 46:20 – Sarajevo & Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina 47:50 – Belgrade, Serbia 48:16 – Athens, Greece 48:47 – Istanbul, Turkey 49:55 – Tbilisi, Georgia 50:33 – Berlin & Hamburg, Germany 51:52 – Frankfurt, Germany 52:18 – Palma de Mallorca, Spain 52:47 – Valencia & Seville, Spain 53:52 – Madrid, Spain 54:19 – Bern & Geneva, Switzerland 55:29 – San Gimignano & Siena, Italy 55:54 – Pisa & Florence, Italy