The Grand Place or Grote Markt in Dutch/Flemish is the central square of Brussels. It is surrounded by truly opulent buildings, one of which houses the Museum of the City of Brussels. The square itself is UNESCO World Heritage Listed.
Similar to Dam Square in Amsterdam it is a nexus point for all sorts of sight seeing tours of the city.
Surrounded by shops of all kinds to tantalise all your senses.
I just have yet to figure out why Western Europe is so obsessed with meringues the size of your face. They seem to be everywhere. And as fascinated as I am, I can’t bring myself to indulge in one …
But speaking of all palates, and Belgium in the same phrase, I should also I guess show you just one of the beer tasting options.
I hate to be disloyal to my adopted country but Belgium are also award winning brewers!
Brussels has amazing architecture. I’m sure by now that all my wonderful and intelligent readers have twigged to the fact that my head can easily be turned by a good piece of architecture!
The green on at the top right is covered in musical scores and is the Musical Instruments Museum, but with only so much time, we have placed it on the schedule for our next visit!
This next picture is for Mum and Dad.
Whenever I see beagles all across the Continent or wherever we travel I think of my wonderful parents and their beagle pack, both past and present. I took a picture of this little Belgian Beagle and am now sharing my reminiscences with all of you! Feeling loved? *grins*
This bridge was between our hotel and the central part of the city so we walked past it a few times. We were both entranced by the styling and execution, both being fans of the art deco styling, and the spheres reminding us of the Magritte works we had been looking at earlier.
With little time left it was time to head for the quite intimidatingly large building at the end of the park. The building which inspired us to come back. The building which will be explored in greater depth in my next post!