Candes Saint-Martin, my favourite spot in La Touraine.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

A tourist in my own country

On Friday's daytrip to Brussels I behaved like a regular tourist ... shooting snaps of everything that did and didn't move!

Here's a selection of photographes of what is considered by many as one of the most beautiful historic city squares in the world.

I wasn't the only one shooting pictures. In the background you'll notice the tavern 'La Chaloupe d'O'r (the golden rowing boat) where we had our apéritif.

On the left, with the red flags, the 'Maison du Roi' (the King's house), although it has nothing to do with our actual king's residence.

The spire of the city hall with - in the magnifying glass - the golden statue of Brussels' emblem: Saint Michael slaying the dragon.

City hall's entrance. There had been a wedding, hence the rose petals lying on the cobblestones.

These are just 4 of the 81 photos I shot last Friday. I hope you enjoy them and that they make you want to visit Brussels. If you want to see some more, just drop me a line!


chm said...

Please post more photos of the Paris of the North! How's that for diplomacy? MDR

ladybird said...

chm, You are the best! You even could have taught Henry Kissinger a lesson or two when it comes to diplomacy ;^).

I'll post some more photos of Brussels ... but little by little, as I don't know how the other blog readers feel about it. Maybe they want to read and see more about France?! Martine

Leon & Sue Sims said...

Being a tourist in your own city can be fun.
Sometimes we discover things that are just under our nose without realising what is on offer.
Belgium used to be a favorite country for Australian cyclists during the 70s, mainly Ghent.

ladybird said...

Hi Leon, 'Het Kuipke' in Gent is indeed a very popular and well-known velodrome. They still have the 'zesdaagse van Gent' (the six days of Ghent), a recurrent event that always attracks of lot national and international cycling fans. Have you ever been there? I haven't because we get enough cyling on TV as it is. Martine

Leon & Sue Sims said...

No but friends of mine have raced there in the past. You have Robbie McEwan living in Belgium and sometimes back home in Queensland, and of course Numero Uno Eddy Merckx.
All the tough cyclists come from Belgium.