|In the streets of Brussels|
|On the steps of the Stock Exchange|
|The super-cute and friendly Belgian cat!|
|She wanted to spend time with us!|
The streets are narrow and one gets to experience more by strolling around at a leisurely pace, stopping every few strides to let the place, people and sights slowly sink into our consciousness.
|The very grand Grand Place|
|Grand Place building|
|Manneken Pis - Brussels' most famous icon|
|Zinneke Pis - meaning Dog Pissing - a street sculpture|
|TinTin and Captain Haddock - on a roadside wall|
|Inside Les Galeries Royale St.Hubert|
|A shop display|
|Outside the cathedral of St.Michael and St.Gudula|
|The beautifully sculptured pillars of apostles|
|Tasty Belgian fries|
The Grand Place is lined with quaint little cafes offering tasty fare. We took a table at a roadside café, had some great locally brewed beer, and listened to live music. Later in the evening, we were surprised to see men dressed in women’s clothing, with complete accessories and heavy make-up and parading through the Square. This is the Drag Queen culture that is extremely popular in Europe.
Thus, we spent a fascinating day in the beautiful city of Brussels - admiring its past and imbibing its present.