November 29, 2011

Sweet Like Belgium

The Grand Place is the central square of Brussels. It is surrounded by guildhalls, the city's Town Hall, and the Breadhouse (French: Maison du Roi, Dutch: Broodhuis). The square is the most important tourist destination and most memorable landmark in Brussels, along with the Atomium and Manneken Pis. It measures 68 by 110 metres (223 by 360 ft), and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2] -wiki

The Atomium is a monument in Brussels, originally built for Expo '58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. Designed by André Waterkeyn, it stands 102 metres (335 ft) tall. It has nine steel spheres connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystalmagnified 165 billion times. - Wiki

Everyone was more excited about Belgian chocolates than the country itself. It also didn’t help that everywhere we looked, there were sweets and waffles displayed enticing us hungry tourists.

The Grand Place charmed me more than any confectionary stand. The gothic architecture which surrounded the square stood proud like a giant fortress of sea rocks. Bright yellow lights accentuated thorn-like facades and our eyes were blinded by a thousand lit arches. It was grand indeed, something out of a dream filled with sugar.  

Listening to :  Captured by Bic Runga
              <3: Belgian Chocolates
             =( : work haha

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