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Art lights up Brussels' inner Ring Road this month

10:58 04/12/2015

A series of illuminated art installations are lighting up the Brussels inner Ring Road this month. A number of important sites along the main roads leading to the city centre are to light up every evening until 3 January in a series of art installations on office buildings, historic city gates, tunnels, trees and roundabouts.

The light displays are an initiative of public works minister Pascal Smet. "More than 250,000 vehicles cross the inner ring daily, along with hundreds of thousands of public transport users, pedestrians and cyclists," he says in a press release.

"These are meeting points, linking the City of Brussels with its surrounding boroughs,” says Smet. “They bring light in our city during the dark winter days and make Brussels cosy."

The Be Bright, Be Brussels! initiative can be seen from Rogier to South Station, and everywhere in between, including Porte de Namur, Porte de Hal, the ING buildings at Trône and the P&V offices at Botanique.

Additionally, Brussels' tunnels are adorned with 44 luminescent flowers, circles of light hang from the trees between Rogier and Botanique and 178 bottles form the shape of a heart at Madou.

Written by Robyn Boyle