Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

Brussels Grand Place, the central square of Brussels is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The square is surrounded by buildings with stunning facades and architectural details. Each of the buildings was build at different times and for different purposes. The area was a market initially. It started with three indoor markets for meat, bread and cloth. Wealthy merchants build houses around the edge of the square. Later wars flattened most of the place. The square was rebuilt but again revolutionaries looted and sacked the buildings of its statues and symbols. In the late 19th century, mayor Charles Buls had the Grand Place returned to its former splendor. Buildings were reconstructed or restored.

 Brussels Town Hall. The town hall spire looks as if it would touch the sky. It stands 96m tall.

The bread house, named after the market whose place it took.

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15 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    Oh, what an incredible, beautiful building!! And what terrific captures, Indrani! The blue, blue skies make the perfect backdrop!

  2. Rajesh says:

    Very impressive architecture.

  3. chubskulit says:

    Beautiful architecture!

    My Sky Shots
    Have a great weekend.

  4. Carver says:

    The bread house is very beautiful. Interesting post.

  5. That's a beautiful building against a beautiful sky.

  6. Like a pretty request!

  7. Majestic architecture in these buildings.

  8. Magnificent and majestic building.
    Nice captures.

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  9. Bikramjit says:

    I so want to see it all 🙂 lovely buildings

    Bikram's

  10. eileeninmd says:

    Hello, Indrani! The buildings are beautiful, lovely captures. Happy Skywatching!

  11. Gary says:

    I always look forward to your tours, and this one achieves the same high standard. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  12. Kim, USA says:

    Pretty good shots. Looks like the two buildings are different right? At first I thought it's the same building ^_^ Great architecture love it! Thanks for the visit.

    Kim,USA

  13. Onkar says:

    Lovely pictures. I visited this place a few years ago. The ambiance is so good.

  14. Interesting post, another blogger visited here recently as well, cannot recall who though at the moment.

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