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Interesting view of Guild houses

I always enjoy Brussels. Each visit brings me a better understanding of the city. I always stop at my favorite chocolate shop that is near the Grand Place. It's name is Chocopolis. It's homemade and just fantastic. I bring all of my American friends here and even send it to my mother. This trip brought me to the Grand Place, again where there was much going on. I was even apporached by a bridal shower/party asking for drinking money. They were really cute and so I gave them 5 euro. You can see the picture I took with the bride to be.

David and Charmain were with us and I wanted to show them another favorite spot in Brussels. I took them to the Parc Cinquantenaire. It's a triple arch with horses and chariot on top.

Cinquantinaire and museums right and left.
It's quite a sight. There is a grand building that arcs out from both sides to form a U shape. I always enjoy a stroll through the park. There is a museum of history here that is quite qood as well.

We also went to the Palais de Justice. It's a huge neo-Roman building that dominates the skyline from many points in the city. It's the largest building constructed in Europe in the 19th century. It was created by Leopold II who also created the Belgian Empire.

We also went out to the Atonium. Rob has been there before but, I had not. It's a scaled model of an atom. An amazing sight, that's for sure. We played like children in the park infront of it. As the sun set the lights came on and it became even more of a sight to behold.

What a day, enjoying Belgian chocolate, a bit of time on the Grand Place and finally visiting the Atonium. I can't wait until my next journey to Brussels, a favorite city of mine.

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Interesting view of Guild houses
Interesting view of Guild houses
Cinquantinaire and museums right a…
Cinquantinaire and museums right …
David....sleeping like a baby on t…
David....sleeping like a baby on …
and Charmain, also.
and Charmain, also.
And....Im the driver....my prefer…
And....I'm the driver....my prefe…
Cinquantinaire / Parc Jubel
Cinquantinaire / Parc Jubel
Cinquantinaire and the tunnel into…
Cinquantinaire and the tunnel int…
Park Jubel and fountian
Park Jubel and fountian
Interesting sculpture near EU buil…
Interesting sculpture near EU bui…
approaching the Grand Place
approaching the Grand Place
My favorite chocolate shop!
My favorite chocolate shop!
The selection
The selection
David is happy!!!
David is happy!!!
Wouldnt you like a taste?
Wouldn't you like a taste?
beautiful guild houses of Grand Pl…
beautiful guild houses of Grand P…
Old City Hall
Old City Hall
More of the Guild houses of Grand …
More of the Guild houses of Grand…
I love the details
I love the details
Wow...the beauty!
Wow...the beauty!
All the people...what are they doi…
All the people...what are they do…
details
details
Tower of New town hall with Belgia…
Tower of New town hall with Belgi…
Guild house details
Guild house details
Just a peek in the windows
Just a peek in the windows
Beligan fashion?
Beligan fashion?
Ok....it turns out that she is a b…
Ok....it turns out that she is a …
more details
more details
Plaque on the front of the weaver…
Plaque on the front of the weaver…
Beautiful rooftop details
Beautiful rooftop details
Art Nouveau in Brussels
Art Nouveau in Brussels
A nice view of the old center
A nice view of the old center
building details
building details
The old and the really old!
The old and the really old!
Modern art in an ancient city
Modern art in an ancient city
Brussels
Brussels
Interesting details...look on top …
Interesting details...look on top…
hey...its me!
hey...it's me!
fantastic elements of the Palais d…
fantastic elements of the Palais …
Window of Palais de Justice
Window of Palais de Justice
Column detail of Palais de Justice
Column detail of Palais de Justice
Window corbel of the Palais de Jus…
Window corbel of the Palais de Ju…
Close up of the corner roof detail…
Close up of the corner roof detai…
The Atonium, build for the 1958 Wo…
The Atonium, build for the 1958 W…
Charmain and David
Charmain and David
ROb
ROb
The kids playing!
The kids playing!
close up....the drive up ...in the…
close up....the drive up ...in th…
different angle
different angle
from below
from below
center sphere
center sphere
oh my....it just lit up!
oh my....it just lit up!
interesting angle
interesting angle
All lit up!
All lit up!
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