The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken (Dutch: Koninklijke Serres van Laken, French: Serres Royales de Laeken), are a vast complex of monumental heated greenhouses in the park of the Royal Palace of Laeken in the north of Brussels. It is one of the major tourist attractions of the city.

    The complex was commissioned by King Leopold II and designed by Alphonse Balat. Built between 1874 and 1895, the complex was finished with the completion of the so-called “Iron Church”, a domed greenhouse that would originally serve as the royal chapel. The total floor surface of this immense complex is 2.5 hectares (270,000 square feet). 800,000 liters (over 200,000 US gallons) of fuel oil are needed each year to heat the buildings.

    The complex can only be visited during a two-week period in April–May each year, when most flowers are in full bloom.

    Credits : [Wikipedia] [Olivier Polet] [Luc Viatour]

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    look at all those chickenths

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    haha! have fun at highschool today NERDS. i’m gonna be doing cool ADULT stuff like sleeping WHENEVER i want and CRYING 

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  5. genderoftheday:

    Today’s Gender of the day is: Skeleton

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  6. brinepools:

    reasons I can relate to a possum:

    -tired & unkempt
    -emotions ranging from “displeased” to “existential scream”
    -no work ethic
    -lies around looking dead when overwhelmed
    -will eat trash & live amongst trash if left to own devices
    -sometimes you feel bad and feed it a sandwich

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    Welcome, my favourite month!

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