|Night shot of the main terraces from the race track. The white tower on the right is where|
officials were located
|Main terraces viewed from the top of the officials tower|
|Building where horses were weighted|
|The grasses have been used by the|
Brussels Golf Club since the late 80s
Photo taken from the terraces
The track is fairly small and spectators could therefore easily follow the entire race. This feature was however not adapted to all horses since they were racing clockwise and curves were fairly steep.
Originally property of the 'Société d'Encouragement des races de chevaux et le développement des courses en Belgique', the non-profit organisation was liquidated in 1995 and the site became property of the Brussels Region.
|The officials tower (left) and main terraces (right)|
|What once was 'La Mezzanine', a posh disco where Thursday |
night parties were held.
Most posh inhabitants of Brussles will remember the Thursday night parties @ 'La Mezzanine'. This was once of the two 'place-to-be' with the 'Jeux d'hiver' on Thursday nights.
|The abandoned rooms of the disco 'La Mezzanine'|
|The guardrail of the roof, sign of a prosperous past|
|A strange metallic room hanging|
from the side of the building
|Second staircase going directly to the |
roof (left) and strange metallic rooms
hanging on the side of the building (right)
|A dent in the front wall, seen from a broken window|
of the staircase
Note: You can view all my photos of the Hippodrome de Boitsfort in this gallery.
- Wikipdia - Hippodrome de Boitsfort (in French)
- La Libre - L'incroyable imbroglio de l'hippodrome de Boitsfort (in French)
- RTBF - Bruxelles: que va devenir l'Hippodrome de Boitsfort ? (in French)