Saturday, April 28, 2012
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.