It is true that with its mostly limestone-gray Gothic exteriors of the old town and limestone-beige Neo-Classical architecture of the last two centuries Brussels is architecturally more somber and buttoned-up than a lot of it European neighbors. But take some time to hang around it and you will discover a million ways that the city is full of lively energy, fun and color. From vivacious bars, to street fairs and festivals, to rows of candy-colored…erm…sweets shops, to funky art installations, Brussels will surprise you with its brightness.
Weasleys’ Wizarding Wheezes is apparently in Brussels
The seafood alley in Brussels
Watching festivities in Grand Place
Fun with reading in Brussels
Beautiful Brussels streets
Marshmallows in Galeries du Roi
Brussels night lights
Brussels Coffee Shop
Music and parade in Brussels
Fish gutting made fun in Brussels
Saint Catherine cathedral in Brussels
Place Saint Catherine
Dancing in Brussels
Wildflowers in the center of Brussels
Seafood meets Street Art in Brussels
Moules are everywhere in Brussels
Brussels crafts market
Naughty cat in Brussels
Fun with Hats in Brussels
Eastern Sweets in Brussels
Brussels street artist
Old meets new in Brussels
Brussels street art
Delicious….soaps in Brussels
Mural inside The Square in Brussels
Beautiful windows of Brussels
Music at the Grand Place in Brussels
Place Saint Catherine at Night
Bad boys go to Brussels
Have you ever been surprised by a destination, when the “public image” of a place turned out to be pretty far from reality?
24 thoughts on “THE HIDDEN BRIGHTNESS OF BRUSSELS”
Ohhh my these streets are so pretty!! You make me want to go there 😀
Yesss! Mission accomplished!
hahahaha yess you convinced me!!! 😀
Hey, had to match all your penises with my boobs!
So pretty! And any post gets +1000 points in my book for a Harry Potter reference. A++
I need to start working it in more then!
Oh wow, Brussels looks amazing!!
I feel like I’m doing some quality PR work here 😉
You’re totally doing great PR work – well, aside from the kid that’s grabbing his cock and giving me the finger, in multiple colors. And he hugs his mother with those hands!
Otherwise, the food looks great and it’s all very quaint and old European – perfect for a locationship or a good pint.
That’s the famous Mannekin Pis, who saved Brussels from burning down or something, by peeing on it. So he’s allowed.
THERE IS A SEAFOOD ALLEY IN BRUSSELS?!?!?!?! Brb, gonna go pack!
Oh it’s madness. Moules galore and so much more!
that city and its quirkiness! you captured a great variety around town..all these Brussels posts are making me homesick!
Aww, I love that you called it home!
the bitterness is starting to wear off now that we’re doing zero amount of traveling!
But I’m sure there’s so much to explore around SF!
there is!! but it doesn’t make it any easier hearing other people talk about going to Paris and knowing we can’t. 😦
Did I tell you that I got depressed thinking about going back to Brussels next year and knowing you wouldnt be there? Who needs a business conference without Annie?!
Barcelona – everyone raves about it. I have no idea why. 😉
As for Brussels, again you made it look good 😉 Of course, there’s fun to be had anywhere but Brussels wouldn’t make it anywhere near my top ten of European cities!
Now this is my kind of town.
Wait till I hit up Antwerp… magical!
Ive never been to Brussels, always had a different picture of it. The idea of Bruges though is very appealing. Maybe i’ll take a chance, kill two birds/cities in one trip:) Thank you for sharing:)
I think in our line of work we reduce it to Bureaucracy Central, but it’s so much more than that!