A Walk in Brussels

So, as winter approaches we find the days getting shorter and colder. The leaves have all changed colors and fallen, and we’ve had our first snow of the year this past weekend. It all makes us think back just a few weeks when we had blue skies and we could take a walk through the city in a light sweater. We had started out from our apartment to see the Grand Place and were pleasantly surprised at what we found along the way.

Eglise Saint-Jacques-sur-Coudenberg, Brussels, Belgium

Our first discovery was the Place Royale and the Eglise Saint-Jacques-sur-Coudenberg. The Church dominates the cobblestone square, and the steps was the site that the first King of the Belgians took his oath.. Probably since its right around the corner from the palace. Makes everyone come to him, man, being a king must be nice. There’s also a pretty nice view of the Hôtel de Ville with the Basilique Nationale du Sacré-Cœur in the background.

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We finally catch a close-up glimpse of the Hôtel de Ville as we round a corner and make our way down a tiny narrow street to land on the Grand Place. They somehow packed a bunch of different architectural styles onto this public square and made it into one of Europe’s most popular, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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And on our way home we find Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock… Great walk.

Tintin art in Brussels, Belgium

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6 responses to “A Walk in Brussels

  1. The Grand’ Place is indeed a wonderful square. We quite enjoyed our short visit to Brussels in September. Thanks for the nice pictures bringing back some nice memories of our visit.

  2. flutterbybev

    The architecture is amazing when you realize how long these building have been around. Thanks for posting….Hope you and Justin are well.

    ” A friend is like a rainbow always there for you after a storm. Tomorrow is never assured say I love you today!”Have a great day! Luv ya bev

    • it is seriously stunning. and being around it everyday, i’m afraid we’re getting immune to just how magnificent it all is. we’re doing GREAT…and trying to stay warm! good to hear from you 😉

  3. Lovin’ your narratives-keep em coming!<3

  4. ~Anne McGov~

    So thankful Belgium (and Paris since we hope to double-date;)) is one less city we have to plan for during Xmas break – thanks in advance to our lovely tour guides!!! We.can’t.wait.
    AJM

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