La Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium: A Photojournal

rchitectural Elements on Brussels' Grand-Place

La Grand-Place in Brussels is a remarkably homogeneous body of public and private buildings, dating mainly from the late 17th century. The architecture provides a vivid illustration of the level of social and cultural life of the period in this important political and commercial centre. -UNESCO, on La Grand-Place

Architectural Elements on Brussels' Grand-Place
Architectural Elements on Brussels' Grand-Place

For the past few weeks, I’ve been adding photojournals on Fridays from a visit to the beautiful country of Belgium. One of the Dutch and Belgian countryside, one of the stunning gem of a town called Bruges, and this completes the set with photos of the Grand-Place in Brussels.

Brussels is a very cosmopolitan city, the capital of Belgium. But it is also very unique in its status and holdings of international relations and affairs. It not only is the center for Belgian government, but also hosts European Union institutions and the North American Treaty Organization (NATO). Adding the fact that the people of Brussels speak Dutch (Flemish) and French, the city is very multi-cultural.

the Brussels Floral Carpet, credit Wouter Hagens, Wikimedia Commons
the Brussels Floral Carpet, credit Wouter Hagens, Wikimedia Commons

My favorite part of Brussels was the Grand-Place (gran plass). Too large to get an apt photograph, the Grand-Place is one large cobblestoned square bordered by elaborate and breathtaking architecture. In the summer, the Grand-Place is filled with a famous “floral carpet.” I’m pasting in a photo (above) from Wikimedia Commons for the floral carpet … and I would love to see it someday. The rest of the photos are mine. I hope you enjoy them!

One side of Brussels' Grand-Place
One side of Brussels' Grand-Place

Stunning Architecture in Brussels' Grand Place
Stunning Architecture in Brussels' Grand Place

the Intricacy of the Architecture, the Grand-Place, Brussels
the Intricacy of the Architecture, the Grand-Place, Brussels
Street-scene surrounding The Grand-Place
Street-scene surrounding The Grand-Place

Have you been to Brussels? What was your favorite part / place?

Published by Jennifer Lyn Art

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