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Kevin Fisher

Kevin Fisher has been interested in architecture since he was a child. Growing up in New York City, he was surrounded by amazing skyscrapers, so this is no surprise. He has turned his childhood fascination into a profession and has been a regular contributor to Art Facts since its inception. Kevin aims to surprise you with fun facts about all types of architectural wonders.

The history of the Oudenaarde Town Hall is a tapestry woven with threads of time, politics, and culture. Construction of this grand edifice commenced in the early 16th century, under the guidance of renowned architect Hendrik van Pede. It was completed between 1526 and 1537, making it one of the oldest town halls in Belgium. …

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Everybody must have a favorite type of architecture, and if I were asked to make a list, I would include this style in the top 3. Brabantine Gothic architecture is a type of Gothic architecture that is clearly distinct from the style that can be found in many Gothic cathedrals around Europe. It emerged in …

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In the heart of Bruges, the “Venice of the North,” lies a place that whispers tales of centuries gone by and reflects the city’s rich heritage and charm – the Rozenhoedkaai. To understand the significance of this picturesque quay, one must delve into its history, a journey that transports us back in time and reveals …

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The Vieille Bourse (Old Stock Exchange) is a historical building located in Lille, France. It is a renowned architectural landmark in Lille and a symbol of the city’s rich history and cultural heritage. The building was constructed between 1652 and 1653 during the Spanish occupation of Lille. King Philip IV of Spain personally gave his …

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Some of the first landmarks that you see when you arrive there by train in Bruges are the towers of the Church of Our Lady and the Belfry of Bruges. They are, however, flanked by an equally impressive building that has been one of the most important buildings in Bruges for centuries. St. Salvator’s Cathedral …

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The huge Citadel is not the only example of military architecture in Lille, a city in the northern part of France that was part of the Spanish Netherlands until the 17th century. Porte de Paris, or “Gate of Paris,” is a magnificent arch that stands just east of Lille’s historical center known as “Vieux-Lille.” Built …

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Every city has that special place where it all began, and in Bruges, this spot is referred to as “Burg Square.” The name of the square is a reference to the fact that it was once the home of the fortress that protected the city during the Early Middle Ages. I say Early Middle Ages …

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Welcome to the vibrant heart of Antwerp, where history and modernity blend seamlessly to create a captivating atmosphere – the Groenplaats! Nestled in the heart of this enchanting Belgian city, the Groenplaats is a picturesque square that exudes a charm unlike any other. As you step onto the cobblestone pavement, you’ll be greeted by a …

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When you think of a famous medieval fortress in Ghent, the first building that comes to mind is without a doubt the Gravensteen Castle. The so-called “Castle of the Counts” played a major role in the city’s history as it became the official residence of the Counts of Flanders until 1353. Later on, this remarkable …

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The largest city in Europe that isn’t the capital of its country is located in northern Germany and is home to over 5.1 million inhabitants. Hamburg is the second-largest city in the country after Berlin and this obviously means that it’s home to many architectural highlights. The city grew in importance as a Hanseatic city …

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