A guided tour in Brussels
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Kaijaâ€™s sister had only one day in Brussels when she visited us and she wanted to see as much as possible in this day. Unfortunately it was somewhat of a rainy day. I wanted to take her sister to some of the Sunday markets in Jeu de Balle or Gare Medi because these are places where you will meet the best Brussels atmosphere in the city. Kaija does absolute not like these places â€“ so I decided to do a Belgian compromise, what they always does down here.
I took then for a quick visit to Marollen without going into Jea de Balle. From there we went down the city centre where some of the main attractions.
We walked around the impressive Grand Place but unfortunately the buildings next to the Town Hall were under reconstruction. There was also some kind of tent in the middle of the square that spoiled most of the photo opportunities.
From here we took the car to the cathedral of Brussels and followed by a drive by the modern part of Brussels near North Station to look at some of the modern skyscrapers like the Belgacom towers. Both are with mirror glass windows and they are connected by a bridge in the middle of the air. I have been inside there once and the collection of modern art there is truly impressive. If you are walking by one day try to take a look inside the reception area and check out the two big pieces that are standing there.
From there we went to the Basilica which is an impressive building â€“ the girls were fooling around there and took some good shot from the premises in front of the building where there at that point was an exhibition about Leonardo Da Vinci at that point. From here we drove the short distance to the Atomium followed by a visit to the European Head quarter and the Royal Palace.