Friday, October 16, 2015

Brussels: European Quarter & Cinquantenaire Park




Rise and shine, day 2 in Brussels. :) After breakfast at the hotel we stopped at Grand Place before starting our day. It was a lovely day of perfect weather- no rain, a little breezey and sunny but not too much haha need I say more.



Had waffles too. :D I had the waffles with fresh cream and Bev had hers with Nutella.










The distance between Grand Place and Cinquantenaire Park is 3km and we made the journey on foot. It took us around 1 hour I think? A normal human being would've taken the metro but since our last day was a chilled one and the weather was so nice, we decided to walk. On the way we stopped by the European Quarter of Brussels where the European Commission and the European Parliament buildings are located.




Behind us the Arc du Cinquantenaire.




The Royal Museum of the Army and of Military History.










Spam of selfies because the light was so nice and camera setting spot on haha. Not an eventful post but at least got good pictures right? :D Decided to split Day 2 into 2 parts so last post of Brussels soon!





With all the love,
Kxin

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Brussels: Mont des Arts | Brussels park | Sablon


Intro pic was taken at Mont des Arts (Hill of Arts) Brussels. Really loving the contrast between the white on the ground and trees and the striking green of the leaves with the pop of red of the umbrella. Thank you Bev for the pictures! :)




The Place Royale.



From Grand Place it was a 10-minute walk to Mont des Arts. Love the candid shot with the red umbrella but. Darn you white van!!








Them nicely trimmed bushes, hedges and trees. A heaven for an OCD like me.



Happy faces with the one and only. :)



Sigh even the statue cheats on his girlfriend. TT



The signature picture you find on the net when you google Mont des Arts haha. The symmetry is so nice.






After another 10-minute walk we reached the Brussels Park Parc de Bruxelles (French)/ Warandepark (Dutch). It's always so nice to see such greeneries in the city! There were also many statues around the park that gave it a very classy artsy vibe. The huge water fountain was located at the very end of the park and right behind it is the Belgian Senate.



On our way to explore Sablon. The building on the right was the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, which we went to the next day that I will shortly blog about soon. :)






Our Lady of Sablon Church Eglise Notre Dame du Sablon, a 15th-century Catholic church and right across the street lies the Petit Sablon Square, surrounded by 48 bronze statues representing different professions and a magnificent water fountain as it's centre piece.







Exploring Grand Sablon, the shops and the architecture.



And that was end of our eventful first day of Brussels. Rainy day but so many beautiful things to see and so much history to explore. :) When there I didn't feel like I would ever come back to visit Brussels but after writing these posts and remembering moments, I realize there are still so much to see and learn about the city that I would love to go back again. #thoughts





With all the love,
Kxin