Grand Place Facades, Brussels, Belgium

The stroll in the square of Grand Place of Brussels is most memorable to me. A Belgian waffle in one hand, camera in the other I was confused which to enjoy! The waffle was disappearing fast while I was taking a closer look at the architectural splendor all around. It was quite dizzying standing at one spot feasting on waffle, turning round and round, eyes feasting on the rich facades at the same time.

The quality of the architecture here clearly depicts the successful status of the mercantile society that existed then. Upper floor windows of the guild houses overlooking the Grand Place. Scroll down for more pictures.

The façade of the King’s House also called the Breadhouse. The building never housed a King: only Dukes.

The classic image of Romulus and Remus being suckled by a she-wolf on the facade of no. 5, La Louve (the She-Wolf).

A damaged statue between the arches on the facade of Town Hall. The number of gargoyles one gets to click here can compile into a huge album.

Archangel Michael slaying a demon on the facade of the arched doorway of the Town hall.

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24 Responses

  1. Farida says:

    Great architecture!

  2. Sylvia K says:

    What an incredible place! And, as always, your captures are superb, Indrani — even with a Belgian waffle in one hand!! And I could enjoy one of those, too, right now! Hope you have a wonderful week!!

  3. Joop Zand says:

    Very good pictures with nice details….. compliments Indrani.

    Greetings, Joop

  4. ashok says:

    impressive!! great pics Ind…

  5. Brussels has so much to see than many people realise. thanks Indrani.

  6. eileeninmd says:

    Indrani, you visit the most wonderful places. I loved your photos and the belgian waffle sounds yummy. Beautiful photos. Have a wonderful week!

  7. So much detail in this architecture. And it's still in great condition for the most part.

  8. Emille says:

    Although I grew up just a few hours from Brussels, I've only been there one time:) You shot some beautiful pics, Indrani!

  9. Lesley says:

    Gargoyles and waffles… I would feel I was in heaven!

  10. magiceye says:

    Beautiful captures all!!

  11. Leora says:

    Incredible architecture! I wonder what life was like for those talented artisans.

  12. Cloudia says:

    how deep the patina of history and culture
    Well captured, Indrani

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  13. Joyful says:

    Very intricate and beautiful framing for the windows.

  14. ladyfi says:

    Beautiful shots of this grand facade!

  15. Leovi says:

    Delicious photos, a lovely place. Greetings.

  16. Beautiful structures Indrani.

  17. Brilliant architectural facades. Nice captures.

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  18. Carver says:

    You captured the fantastic details in the architecture very well.

  19. Lovely captures and interesting snippets to go with each of them.

  20. Gary says:

    Great post again!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  21. Genie says:

    What a gorgeous place and as always awesome photos. each shot is lovely. Love all the phenomenal detail on the buildings. Wonderful. genie

  22. Rajesh says:

    Exceptional architecture.

  23. Trotter says:

    Hi Indrani! It has been a long absence, but things have been a bit hard: father 95, mother almost 91 doing radiotherapy, wife broke right elbow and I’m consuming some much needed holidays to take care of all this…

    It's a wonderful place, and your pictures !!

    As far as Blogtrotter Two is concerned, it seems nobody is interested in St. Kitts, so maybe I should try something else. Anyhow, enjoy and have a great week or better a vacation, if still available!!!

  24. A waffle in one hand while photographing this landscape sounds wonderful!

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