Belgian Waffles, Chocolates and More…

My last post received comments on the Belgian waffle I was having in Grand Place, Brussels. That prompted me to share pictures of Belgian waffle and Belgian chocolates. These 100% pure Belgian stuffs were heavenly! Sorry to tempt you thus… wicked of me right? 😉


The façades around the square houses these buildings, La Bourse (the Stock Exchange); La Colline (the Hill), formerly the Stonemasons’ Guild House; Le Pot d’Etain (the Pewter Tankard), formerly the Carpenters’ Guild House; Le Moulin à Vent (the Windmill), formerly the Millers’ Guild House; La Fortune (Fortune), formerly the Tanners’ Guild House — the traditional Belgian restaurant ‘t Kelderke is in the cellar; L’Ermitage (the Hermitage), also known as L’Ecrevisse (the Crayfish); and La Renommé (Fame). 

The English names provided a rough idea about the history of the buildings.More detailed explanations is given here.

These two facade details are zoomed in captures of the extreme ends of the upper portion of the facade.

Click to enlarge the picture and see details.

L’Arbre d’Or (the Golden Tree) is headquarters of the Brewers’ Guild. It is the location of the neat little Musée de la Brasserie. On the roof is a gilded equestrian sculpture from 1901 of Duke Charles of Lorraine.

The next house from 1698, known as Le Cygne (the Swan), for the sculptured swan above the doorway.Click to enlarge and see details.

A gargoyle almost leaping out of the town hall facade.

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18 Responses

  1. ashok says:

    enjoyable post!

  2. Sylvia K says:

    I should have had breakfast before I read your post this morning!! Now I'm starving for waffles and chocolate!! What an incredible place! The buildings, statues — all are so beautiful! Wonderful captures as always, Indrani!

  3. Hilary says:

    You had me at chocolate … drool!

  4. aaaahhh…joy !

    Please have a good Friday.

  5. I'm sure you'd overlook my fixation on the chocolates. I hardly noticed your skies today because well it's your fault, you began with waffles and chocolates.

  6. Belgian chocolates! What a yummy sky watch post. Thanks for sharing.

  7. ladyfi says:

    My mouth is watering!

    And those facades are lovely.

  8. Leovi says:

    What rich … I love chocolate. nice photos.

  9. AmitAag says:

    A great post indeed! Thanks a lot!

  10. Liza says:

    Beautiful shots. I'm drooling. Happy sky watching.


  11. eileeninmd says:

    YUMMY chocolates and waffles, so tempting. Indrani, your photos are wonderful. I love the sculptures, buildings and especially the dome. Great shots, happy skywatching!

  12. Aarti says:

    From food to architecture and monuments.. am salivating looking at them all 🙂


  13. VaishVijay says:

    As usual, lovely shots with a solid narrative.

  14. Carver says:

    Wonderful architecture and I'd like one of those waffles.

  15. Friko says:

    Flemish architecture of this period is splendid but I'd love to steal your waffles from you.

  16. Gary says:

    Beautiful buildings. What can I say about the waffles? Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  17. mouthwatering pics, Indrani!!

  18. I love Belgian waffles and chocolates.

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