Monday, June 27, 2011

la grand-place

Often hailed as the most beautiful square in Europe, La Grande-Place is 68 by 110 metres of utter gorgeousness. I have yet to visit all the squares in Europe, but I must say, this is a very special place. Figures frozen in stone stand on almost every building's façade, golden accents shine brightly in contrast with the grey of the stone and the sky— which is so frequently grey in Belgium. The magnificent Town Hall and its surrounding guild houses mostly date from the early 17th century and offer a glimpse into the city's cultural life at the time.

I remember walking the square with my grandad.
I wore a red shirt, he was in plaid.


Sabine said...

your images from Brussels are wonderful
have you been to the musical instrument museum? highly recommended

szaza said...

Thank you so much, Sabine!
Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to visit the museum, though I did pass by it a lot on the bus. I'll have to go back when I'm not there for work— and the Magritte museum too :)