Sunday, November 09, 2008

Brussels Belgium

Oh well, oh well. What do I have to say about the capital of europe after a day of self guided excursion. Well, it ain't that bad after my first impression and experience with the cab driver. As usual. I am lucky to be here on assignment and what would be better than to extend personally for a sightseeing trip.


The weather was raining heavily in the morning but cleared up just as about I was to shower and head for breakfast. It remained gloomy the rest of the day but not one drop of rain. Good for walking around but not soo good for the pictures. However, after this weekend's voyage, I have decided to get a new camera with wide screen lens and also possibly considering an slr. Will save up for that!


Atomium


I took the metro to Heysel where the Atomium was. It is a must see. An all day ticket costs only 4.50 euros and the network system is fairly simple to grasps.


Brussels Expo


Their Brussels Expo was just opposite Atomium and is as equally grand.


The Grand Place


Back at the city center. The tourist information center was full and I could not get a map from them, so I rely on the map I got off the hotel reception.


Manneken Pis


Also, the oldest yet youthful resident of belgium, Manneken-Pis is a must see which is a stone throw away from the Grand Place which is the main square.


St Michels Cathedral


Saint Michael is the patron saint of Brussels. This is the grand cathedral of the Saint.


Royal Palace


The Royal Palace did not particularly stand out and look a bit blend.


The Court Of Justice


Their Court of Justice


Belgium Parliament


The Parliament


Rue Neuve


Rue Neuve - A shopping heaven. I bought my jumper here after forgetting to pack it in my bag.


Brussels Park


Parc De Bruxelles


The Cinquantenaire Arch


The Cinquantenaire Arch


As you probally could tell, my skill of being trigger happy with me taking pictures of myself is slowly improving I hope. Well, I don't enjoy travelling but myself but can leave with it on such occassions.


As a summary, the capital of Europe and the land famous for beers and waffles will be a nice stop when you are in Europe. If I may, I would recommend doing "Benelux" together.


That's all for now. I am aiming for Copenhagen next as a personal weekend getaway.


Benny Ong

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