We had a short overnight stay in Brussels and had a few hours to look around. Would have liked more time here. Its like London, its a capital city, its hectic, but its good here. If you go here try the Waffles Yummy Yum Yum.
Our Hotel, The Crowne Plaza. An Art Deco hotel that opened in 1908.
Lobby at the hotel and the wacky carpets.
A Square in Brussels centre with this huge memorial to a long ago fought war ( could not read the writing )
Through the archways are listed the names of many men who died fighting.
Our time was limited so we headed for the place we wanted to see, The Grand Place, Voted Europe's most beautiful square. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Brussels.
Some stunning buildings here. This is The Maison du Roi (King's House), or Broodhuis ( The Breadhouse). Built between 1504 to 1536.
Brussels City Hall. The tower stands 315 ft high, and is topped by a 12 foot statue of Saint Michael slaying a demon.
Brussels City Hall was built between 1401 and 1455. Every 2 years they place a flower carpet here that is a stunning spectacle.
Looking along the Kruidtuinlaan on a Sunday Morning. On Saturday I had no chance of standing here as the traffic was mad. The same road from our hotel below.
Saturday on the Kruidtuinlaan. Brussels has lots of traffic but they use tunnels under roads and it works perfect.
Our Art Deco hotel surrounded by the new glass towers. Brussels has much work going on and these towers are springing up everywhere.
The Glass towers are madder than in Liverpool, they spring up everywhere.
Big Towers galore.
The Art Hotel. Flanked by the glass monsters. At least they saved this wonderful building. Looks titchy next to the towers.
Even more towers and the construction is underway for more.
Can you Spot Tin Tin and his dog on top of the building. Belgiums famous son.