Brussels

March 08, 2013-ElisabethPark-2525

Parc Élisabeth

This is Elisabeth Park, which is directly in front of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Brussels, Belgium.   It was designed specifically for a great view of the Basilica and covers 21 hectares, or 210,000 square meters.  Thus, making it a perfect place for joggers – seen in the photo. _____________________________ We played […]

March 08, 2013-ParkTheatre-2469

Parc d’Osseghem

The Parc d’Osseghem is the park near the Atomium.  The open air theatre itself was designed by Jules Buyssens.  It holds about 3,000 people and hosts concerts and other performances during the summer.  The row of neatly trimmed bushes lead your way from the street in front of the Atomium. _____________________________ This morning we had to […]

March 08, 2013-BasilicaSacredHeart-2504

Basiliek

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Basiliek in Dutch), as mentioned two days ago, is relatively new.  The art and architecture is more modern feeling when compared to many other Basilicas we have visited. The South Cathedral of the Basilica _____________________________ Since we traveled back yesterday (when we normally come back on Sundays) today was […]

March 08, 2013-RoyalPalaceofBrussels-2528

Royal Palace

The Royal Palace of Brussels, built at the end of the 18th century.  The website of the Belgian Monarchy describes it best “The Palace is where His Majesty the King exercises his prerogatives as Head of State, grants audiences and deals with affairs of state. Apart from the offices of the King and the Queen, the Royal […]

March 08, 2013-Atomium-2450

Atomium

The Atomium was constructed for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair.  The structure stands on an area that also includes a park and expo centers.  Each sphere of the Atomium is 18m in diameter, and you can climb to the top. _____________________________ We woke up a little before 9am to have our continental breakfast made by […]

March 07, 2013-GrandPlace-2389

Grand Place

The Grote Markt, grand market in Dutch (or Grand Place in English/French) is the considered to be the center of Brussels.  The large building on the left side of the photo is the city’s town hall, which was built during the 15th century.  As with most places like this in Europe, it was once a market.  To […]