5 Sept 2011

OUR WORLD - Another view of Brussels

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Usually when you visit the Grand'Place in Brussels your stay in the middle and admire the beautiful buildings of this square place.

I wanted to show you some details which usually an occasional visitor has no time to discover because this place is really very impressive in its entire architecture.

Above this bank was a dancing place where I used to go when I was 18 !

Of course at that time I had never noticed this beautiful sculpture of Romulus and Remus the founders of Rome, who were raised by a wolf.

I had never noticed this spitting statue either which is a fountain with drinkable water.

A very old sculptured tablet of the very old shoemakers, a Swiss company which still exists today

little dolls dressed in Brussels' lace

funny graffitis

A place where ladies have their afternoon beer and chat

houses built against a church

with a man looking out of his window

a shop with 250 kinds of Belgium Beer

And the golden Statues on the top of the buildings.


Carver said...

I enjoyed the architectural details very much. Such a beautiful city.

Unknown said...

Great tour. Imagine all those beers!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Ebie said...

I want to taste the beer! Love those different architectural buildings!

EG CameraGirl said...

Brussels is a magnificent city!

Sylvia K said...

Yep, I'm ready for a beer! Great post for the day, Gattina, as always and a wonderful tour! Hope you have a great week!


Kay L. Davies said...

You're right, I didn't see all those details at the Grand Place. I had no idea Romulus and Remus were there, or the spitting statue fountain, or many other things. I did see the sign for 250 kinds of beer, but it didn't hold any temptation for me.
Thanks for the up-close and personal tour, my friend. I appreciate it, and I'll send the link to Dick.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful detail and buildings, Gattina. I love the carvings and statues. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

A Lady's Life said...

I love old buildings They have so much history and you stand in awe of them wondering what stories they have to tell.
To think they would build houses against a church is really interesting.I wonder who lives in them as their back door would enterthe church.
It is very hot today in bc
We did some shopping and came home.
Its labor day so people are relaxing
Lunch will be turkey sausages asparagus and mushrooms....no beer lol

Reader Wil said...

You showed exactly the things I didn't see when I was in Brussels! Thank you Gattina! I love those details.

Karen said...

Oh wow! Thanks for the tour! I would love to have a drink from that spitting fountain!

LifeRamblings said...

Brussels is such a beautiful city to explore and looking at your photos bring back wonderful flashbacks of my trip.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Is our World meme on yet? I went back to the old one and can't see any entry.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Did I tell you I had a stop-over from Singapore to New York at Belgium?

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful view of the city. The architecture is marvelous.

Indrani said...

Great views around the place. I hope I can visit this city some day.

wenn said...

Brussels is beautiful!

Arija said...

Loved all the detail. I always look not only at the whole but also for the special details as you have. I do love the old part of Brussels.
Is that superb cake shop still at the Petit Sablon? Apart from the most delicious cakes, it makes the best vanilla ice-cream in the world.

Thank you for this glimpse of your capital city and your help earlier on.

Anonymous said...

Very impressive indeed! Love the golden horses on the top.

Arija said...

Thanks for your comment Gattina.
With the kangaroos, it was not out the window, I was about two metres from them and holding very still not to appear too great a threat or they could have turned on me. I was even a little worried about the click of my camera.

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks for all beautiful pictures and details.Brussels is cultural city, with so important and wonderful architecture!
Léia :)

claudie said...

Brussels is a wonderful and cultural town! I had a such great time visiting the center with you! I will post about cause tomorrow I don't work! And I'll post it for the next our world! This WE I had no time cause Mélissa started in Aix en Provence so we had so much to do!

SandyCarlson said...

These are great. I love the graffiti!

Athena said...

Beautiful pictures! I can't wait to visit someday.