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Saturday, April 28, 2012

"Somewhere Saturday" - Grand Place, Brussels

I posted a couple of photos from my recent trip to Belgium and India last week, of Delhi. Here are a couple from my stopover in Brussels. This is the Grand Place, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the centre of Brussels. Belgians have been working on it for about a thousand years. The buildings are wonderfully ornate and decorated with numerous statues in niches. On the far right of the above photo can be seen some of the Brussels City Hall dating from early in the 15th century. Most of the other buildings visible here were erected by merchant guilds in the early 18th century after a battle had destroyed nearly all of the original buildings in the square. Below is a bit of detail of one of the guild buildings. The Grand Place has been voted the most beautiful square in Europe and it certainly is a memorable place to visit.

5 comments:

Paul in Powell River said...

Been there, done that! :)

imquilternity said...

I have not traveled very extensively, but I have been to the Grand Place. Your photos certainly do it justice and they bring back some very good memories.

Chrissy Brand said...

Long time since I have been there- used to love working on EU projects in Brussels- forgotten how beautiful the Grand Place is- great photos- thanks!

JoJo said...

Would love to see it someday!

sbo said...

thank you so much. fosbobetr good Archive