Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Thoughts of Brussels

1992 - Brussels Belgium

In light of the horrific events this week that hit Brussels I went back to look at our photos taken in 1992!! Remember these are pre-digital!!!

We only spent three days wandering around but what stands out in my mind was the Grand'Palace where the flowers markets are held.








Manneken Pis, meaning "Little man Pee" in Dutch) is a landmark small bronze sculpture (61 cm), depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain's basin. It was designed by Hiëronymus Duquesnoy the Elder and put in place in 1618 or 1619.

A chapel dedicated to St. Michael was probably built on the Treurenberg hill as early as the 9th century. In the 11th century it was replaced by a Romanesque church. In 1047, Lambert II, Count of Leuven founded a chapter in this church and organized the transportation of the relics of the martyr St. Gudula, housed before then in Saint Gaugericus Church on Saint-Géry Island. The patron saints of the church, St. Michael and St. Gudula, are also the patron saints of the city of Brussels.








4 comments:

  1. Ben to Belgum many times but not Brussels other that the station & airport, it looks a wonderful place to visit.

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  2. Beautiful shots of the city- very fitting after recent events.

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  3. Jackie - Yes I agree Brussels is an amazing place, we were lucky enough to live there for eight years and have many fond memories of our time in Belgium. It was great to see your photos taken in happier times, it has shocked us seeing the news this week and our thoughts are with our many friends in Belgium. I too posted some photo of our memories. So sad.
    Wren x

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  4. Wonderful clicks of the city. A very apt tribute to Brussels and the other victims.

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